If Ezzard Charles was fighting today, would he have gotten MUCH more appreciated,admired and recognized...?
than he really was in his era of the 1940s-1950s?
Since we a very few mega stars in today's boxing with no undisputed Champion in any weight classes, Imagine Ezzard Charles fighting today being the only man managing to become the only Undisputed Champion at Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and POSSIBLY Heavyweight if the Klitschko brothers retire. Yes I said Middleweight because that's the weight Ezzard Charles started off as and was still beating Top Contenders like a Prime Charley Burley who was highly compared to Sugar Ray Robinson and was avoided by many fighters.
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
Ezzard Charles would be great but so would a fighter who is only half as good as Charles he would be good for boxing if you look at the fighters that are around today.. Hopkins he lost twice to Taylor and that was hopkins at his best he's not got any better as a fighter then Kelly Pavlik beat Taylor and Pavlik gets ranked in the top 10 at one point very over rated and his biggest name on his record was Taylor but is that a big name ? Hopkins then goes on to beat Pavlik its made out to be the upset of the year but its only Pavlik so what's the big deal. Hopkins is still around today not because Hopkins is still great fighter because he's not great at all he only around because he can still compete with today's fighters.. There are fighters from the past who never won a title when they was fighting but if they was around to day in some of the weaker weight divisions they would be champions.
- teodorLv 79 years ago
Ezzard Charles was widely recognized as the proto-type or precursor of the modern boxer who even the likes of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard openly admitted or alluded to as a big influence in their highly successful fighting styles and celebrated ring careers.
I think today, Charles would have been a superstar fighter and champion at middleweight, light heavyweight and very possibly, the cruiserweight. Defintely better than Sergio Martinez, Andre Ward Chad Dawson and Bernard Hopkins and Yoan Pablo Hernandez as well as anybody they have at the 200 lbs. class He could have been more than a match for many now at the heavyweights with the exception of giants especially the Klitschkos.
- BillboxingLv 79 years ago
There are fewer fighters today therefore a talent like Ezzard Charles would be a great addition today. At light heavyweight he'd beat Hopkins and several more of today's fighters.
- mauriceLv 79 years ago
charles was like holyfield in many respects. ezzard would have cleaned out every division from super middleweight to cruiserweight. some of the bigger heavyweights might have been too big for him like the klitschko's, although he is technically superiour to them.
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- MarkLv 69 years ago
There isn't a single active fighter who is qualified to carry Charles' jock strap.