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Charles, Ezzardlocked

(07 July 1921–27 May 1975)
  • Luckett V. Davis

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Charles, Ezzard (07 July 1921–27 May 1975), heavyweight boxer, was born Ezzard Mack Charles in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the son of William Charles, a truck driver and later a janitor, and Alberta Foster. His parents were divorced when he was five years old, and at the age of nine he went to live with his grandmother and great-grandmother in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he received his education, which included three years of attendance at Woodward High School....

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