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In Tribute to Ezzard Charles

Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World

 

—1949-1951 —

 
In Tribute to Ezzard Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 21, 2015
1. In Tribute to Ezzard Charles Marker
Inscription.
Native son of
Lawrenceville, Ga.
July 7, 1921
May 28, 1975
Gentleman
Sportsman
Champion


 
Erected 1979 by Lawrenceville Jaycees.
 
Location. 33° 57.427′ N, 83° 59.359′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker can be reached from Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29). Click for map. The marker is on the western grounds of the Old Gwinnett County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville GA 30046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett County, Georgia (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the Fallen of 1836 (a few steps from this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Watering Trough 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gwinnett County (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of Bill Arp (about 300 feet away); The Home of Major William E. Simmons (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lawrenceville.
 
Regarding In Tribute to Ezzard Charles. Ezzard won several amateur championships, including
In Tribute to Ezzard Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 21, 2015
2. In Tribute to Ezzard Charles Marker
two Golden Gloves — welterweight (1938) and middleweight (1939) — before turning professional in 1940. He became the American world heavyweight boxing champion in 1949 and then outpointed Joe Louis in 1950. He lost the title soon after in 1951, when he was knocked out by Jersey Joe Walcott. Although born in Georgia, his family moved to Ohio while he was still young. He is known as the "Cincinnatti Cobra".
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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