Jersey Joe Walcott
Name: Jersey Joe Walcott
Birth Name: Arnold Raymond Cream
Hometown: Camden, New Jersey, USA
Birthplace: Pennsauken, New Jersey, USA
Died: 1994-02-25 (Age:80)
Pro Boxer: Record
- Managers: Sonny Banks, Joe Webster, Vic Marsillo, Felix Bocchicchio
- Trainers: Dan Florio, Charley Goldman, Nick Florio
- Jersey Joe Walcott Gallery
Jersey Joe Walcott became the Heavyweight Champion of the World with a seventh-round knockout of Ezzard Charles on July 18, 1951. It was his fifth attempt at the title. At the age of 37, Walcott became the oldest boxer to win the World Heavyweight Championship, a record that would stand until George Foreman regained the title at age 45 in 1994.
Walcott's title-winning effort against Ezzard Charles was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1951.
Walcott lost the title to Rocky Marciano on September 23, 1952. Behind on points, Marciano knocked out Walcott with a devastating right in the thirteenth round. It was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1952.
In 1971, Walcott was elected sheriff of Camden County, New Jersey. He was the first African American to hold the job.
Walcott served as the head of the New Jersey State Boxing Commission from 1975 to 1984. He stepped down at the mandatory retirement age of 70.
- 1 opponent (1 by KO) beaten for the World Heavyweight Title.
- Walcott, whose real name was Arnold Raymond Cream, took the ring name Jersey Joe Walcott as a tribute to Joe Walcott, the Barbados Demon.
- Walcott acted in the movie The Harder They Fall.
1935-05-21 / Convention Hall, Camden / W KO 1 / Al Lang / No evidence of this fight in any Camden papers may be a duplicate of the 1935 one-round knockout of Al King, which has been verified. Bob Yalen
- Grave Site
- "Left Hook Stops Charles in 7th, Makes Walcott Oldest Champ" The Milwaukee Journal, July 19, 1951
- "Sport: Winner & New Champeen!" Time Magazine, July 30, 1951
- "Jersey Joe Walcott, Boxing Champion, Dies at 80" by Richard D. Lyons, New York Times, February 27, 1994
| World Heavyweight Champion
NBA World Heavyweight Champion
NYSAC World Heavyweight Champion
1951 Jul 18 – 1952 Sep 23