Boxing History, This Day in Boxing

Zack Clayton Becomes First African-American to Ref Heavyweight Title Fight

Zack Clayton Becomes First African-American to Ref Heavyweight Title Fight.

Jersey Joe Walcott Beats Ezzard Charles and Retains Crown

 

  • June 5, 1952
  • Ezzard Charles 191½ lbs
  • Jersey Joe Walcott 196½ lbs
  • UD in round 15 of 15
  • Location: Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Referee: Zach Clayton 9-6
  • Judge: Buck McTiernan 8-7
  • Judge: Pete Tomasco 7-6
  • World Heavyweight Championship (1st defense by Walcott)
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