Ezzard Charles Beats Joey Maxim This Day May 30, 1951 and retains the heavyweight crown
- Ezzard Charles 182 lbs
- Joey Maxim 181½ lbs
- UD in round 15 of 15
- Location: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Referee: Frank Gilmer 78-72
- Judge: Tommy Thomas 85-65
- Judge: Ed Hintz 85-65
- NBA Heavyweight Title (8th defense by Charles)
- NYSAC Heavyweight Title (4th defense by Charles)
Charles was a 1 to 3 betting favorite.
There was a crowd of 10,827.
This was the fourth of five fights between Charles and Maxim. Charles won all five by decision.