PERSPECTIVE

“I got home to Cincinnati and the friends who used to hang around all the time played it cool. They dropped in once in a while, but mostly it was to make a touch. The people in the street still said hello, but it wasn’t the way they said it when I was champ. I didn’t change my way of living. I still started each day with my pocket full of money and finished the day with my pocket empty.”

Ezzard Charles

Topics: BOXING HISTORY, EZZARD CHARLES, Heavyweight Champions, HEAVYWEIGHTS

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