Ezzard Charles (In-Progress) Cincinnati Mural / Artworks

Posted on by Jason Snell

In-Progress look at our illustration and design for the second "Legends" series for Artworks MuralWorks taking place this summer, 2015 in Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati, Ohio. This will be Artworks official 100th Mural.

Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975) was an American professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion.

Charles defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. He retired with a record of 93 wins, 25 losses and 1 draw

He was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, but is commonly thought of as a Cincinnatian. Charles graduated from Woodward High School in Cincinnati where he was already becoming a well-known fighter. Known as "The Cincinnati Cobra", Charles fought many notable opponents in both the light heavyweightand heavyweight divisions, eventually winning a championship in the latter. Although he never won the Light Heavyweight title, The Ring has rated him as the greatest light heavyweight of all time