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30/05/1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim for heavyweight boxing title


Ezzard Charles Beats Joey Maxim This Day May 30, 1951 and Retains Crown

It is somewhat surprising that Maxim had to wait so long for a world title shot, he was 28 and had already fought 87 times as a professional, considering his undoubted ability. Maxim's major fight was in May 1951, when he made a bid for Ezzard Charles's world heavyweight title. Maxim was unsuccessful, losing on points.
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