This Day in Boxing

Ezzard Charles Beats Joey Maxim This Day May 30, 1951

 

 

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)

 

 

Notes

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.

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