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

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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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