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  Jersey Joe Walcott - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Walcott was born in Merchantville, New Jersey, and he was often compared to former world Welterweight champion Joe Walcott.
Walcott, disappointed but eager to see his dream of being a champion come true, went on, and in 1950, he won four of his five bouts, including a three round knockout of future world Light Heavyweight champion Harold Johnson.
Walcott retained the title with a 15 round decision victory against arch-enemy Charles, then, on September 23, 1952, he lost his title to Rocky Marciano by knockout in round 13.
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 East Side Boxing - Time Tunnel: Jersey Joe Walcott; The Long, Long Journey -
Joe Louis was so sure he had lost that he started to leave the ring in defeat while the crowd gave Walcott a booming ovation.
Joe produced an excellent third round KO of future Hall of Famer Harold Johnson, but as he had also defeated Harold's father, Phil Johnson, 14 years earlier, it made it more apparent just how long Jersey Joe had been at on the road without making it to the top.
Jersey Joe was winning on all three score cards until the 13th round, when he stepped back to the ropes to try to sucker Marciano in.
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 JERSEY JOE WALCOTT FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Walcott was born in Merchantville,_New_Jersey, and he was often compared to former world Welterweight champion Joe_Walcott.
Walcott retained the title with a 15 round decision victory against arch-enemy Charles, then, on September_23, 1952, he lost his title to Rocky_Marciano by knockout in round 13.
Walcott is a member of the International_Boxing_Hall_of_Fame in Canastota.
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 EnriqueH's Top 10 Heavyweights of All Time
Historically, it is usually the power hitters who are able to hold on longer to their careers because it is said that a fighter's punch is the last thing to leave them while a boxer's skills, speed and reflexes, are the first to leave any fighter.
After losing to Ezzard Charles in their first two meetings, Walcott would go on to beat Charles for the heavyweight title with a devestating left hook in their 3rd meeting and therby making him the oldest man to win the title at age 37, (Foreman would break this record at age 45).
Walcott defended the title against Charles in their fourth and final meeting and won by decision, but he would lose the title to Marciano in yet another fight in which Walcott was ahead when he was knocked out with one shot by Rocky Marciano.
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 The Story of Walcott-Charles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jersey Joe Walcott surprised Louis by knocking Louis down in the first round and later again in the fourth.
Jersey Joe Walcott began his career by losing to the major contenders in the early 40's and it was not until after the Louis fight that it became apparent that he was indeed world class fighter.
While Joe Louis' reign proved a turning point in sports as he became the first fl fighter that transcended the color barrier but it took the skills and courage of both Walcott and Charles to cement African-Americans as permanent fixture in the heavyweight champion division.
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 ESPN Classic - Marciano right to the chin KOs champion Walcott
The 38-year-old Walcott, a clever boxer, doesn't let up, and after 12 rounds he's in total control, ahead by four rounds from one official, three by another and two by the third.
Walcott sinks to one knee, his left arm hooked around the middle rope, his head resting on the canvas.
Jersey Joe is out, the 38th knockout victim of the Brockton Blockbuster, and Marciano is in as heavyweight champ.
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 IBHOF / Jersey Joe Walcott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Walcott, considered an excellent boxer and slick defensive fighter, challenged Joe Louis for the title in December of 1947 at Madison Square Garden.
Walcott would meet Charles a fourth time, earning a decision in his first title defense.
After retiring, Walcott remained active in boxing as a referee and later as the chairman of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission.
www.ibhof.com /walcott.htm   (373 words)

 Walcott, Jersey Joe --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The son of immigrants from Barbados, Walcott became a professional boxer in 1930.
One of the smallest states in size, New Jersey is one of the largest in population.
A poet and playwright of the West Indies, Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1992.
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 Scar Tissue Part 13: Cream
Walcott’s moves made it seem as though there was music playing with a soulful beat.
Walcott created a massive deviation in the four-part series when he knocked Charles cold to take his title in seven rounds and become the oldest man to ever win the title at thirty-seven.
Jersey Joe used the ring in a manner unique among boxers.
www.doghouseboxing.com /Jess/E_Trail061605.htm   (547 words)

 Jersey Joe Walcott (011028) - OOTP Developments Forums
Joe was, according to his own account, 37 when he defeated Ezzard Charles for the championship.
Walcott fought Joe Louis twice, losing both times, but even Louis admitted that Walcott should have been given the decision in their first fight.
Walcott's career is often likened to Jim Braddock's in that his was a rags-to-riches climb to the top.
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 Rocky Marciano: Heavyweight Great | TheSweetScience.com Boxing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The punch had Jersey Joe slumped on the canvas with one arm hanging over the bottom rope when he was counted out.
Joe Louis was being hounded by the IRS for back taxes and Rocky needed the fight to avoid any delay for his chance at a title fight.
Winning the heavyweight title from Jersey Joe Walcott was the icing on the cake that made the Brockton Blockbuster a household name.
www.thesweetscience.com /boxing-article/1455/rocky-marciano-heavyweight-great   (1342 words)

 BOXING: Jersey Joe Walcott was definition of perseverance
Jersey Joe Walcott won the heavyweight title at the ripe old age (in boxing terms) of 37.
Walcott, considered an excellent boxer and slick defensive fighter who knew all the tricks of the ring, challenged Joe Louis for the title in December of 1947 at Madison Square Garden.
Jersey Joe was truly a legend in the fight game, and will always be remembered as that.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/6-1-2001-3479.asp   (605 words)

 Jersey Joe Walcott
Jersey Joe Walcott was 33 years old before he was given a chance to fight for the heavyweight championship.
On a slow rise through the professional ranks, Walcott literally outlived the color bar that kept many fl boxers of the 1930's and 40's from meeting their full potential.
He was a master of defense as well as a fearless attacker, and he never ducked a challenge.
www.fighttoys.com /Walcott.htm   (76 words)

 :: - News & Results - USA News
Louis was fighting Jersey Joe Walcott for the second time, and he knocked Walcott out in the second round.
I'd worked with Joe on PKA fights for ten years, and he invited me. I'd fought previously in a number of amateur karate bouts and one professional full-contact kick-boxing contest, so I was used to seeing rings in arenas.
JOE CORTEZ: It was at the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue and 49th Street.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1951, 37-year-old heavyweight boxer Jersey Joe Walcott knocked out Ezzard Charles in the seventh round of their championship boxing match.
Walcott's victory was too much for one fan.
Nonetheless, Goss's tragic death would not have formed an appropriate basis for a lawsuit because neither Jersey Joe Walcott nor the fight's promoters owed a duty of care to Goss.
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 Printer Friendly Version - Persistence pays off for Jersey Joe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Walcott was called a journeyman heavyweight in his early years.
Walcott came at Louis like he was the better man from the onset, spearing the champ with a left and doing his walk-away tricks.
But by now, Louis was used to Jersey Joe's moves and eventually found enough of his old self to knock out Walcott the 11th.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/col/v-pfriendly/story/293838p-251476c.html   (766 words)

 Time Tunnel: 50th Anniversary of Rocky Marciano VS Jersey Joe Walcott
Champion Joe Walcott, though 37 years old, was in excellent shape and by all accounts of the time was considered a late-bloomer, a fighter with a late prime, such as Lennox Lewis is showing.
When Walcott was matched against Marciano, the odds slightly favored the younger challenger, but the odds had been 5-1 against Joe when he knocked out Ezzard Charles to take the title.
Walcott knew it was a solid punch, it had knocked out Charles and dropped Louis twice, but he didn't realize how strong Marciano was.
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 Vintage Photography - Joe Walcott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At one time Jersey Joe was the oldest heavyweight (37) to ever win the championship.
Walcott won 50 bouts of which 30 were by knockout.
Later in life he became a sheriff, you guessed it, in Camden, New Jersey.
www.artletics.com /boxing_vp_walcott.htm   (67 words)

 Jersey Joe Walcott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There was a rematch, on May 15, 1953, in Chicago, IllinoisChicago/, but the second time around, Marciano retained the belt by a knockout in the first round, when Walcott attempted to become the first man in history to regain the world's Heavyweight crown.
In the early 1980s, Walcott was appointed as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, which oversees the state's boxing, wrestling, Kick boxingkick-boxing and Karatekarate competition affairs.
Walcott is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New YorkCanastota/.
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 Sweet Science-Boxing
Whereas, Braddock got a late start, Walcott embarked on a professional boxing career at age 16, and for the same reason Braddock did -- because the only two that could live as cheaply as one is a horse and a bird.
While Archie Moore blamed it on the fact that Walcott was fl and had no support or proper instructions, there is a school of thought which holds that Walcott was somewhat of a lazy fighter, lacking the box-office appear of say, Joe Louis or Rocky Marciano, who weren't afraid to mix it up.
In their third match, however, Walcott, behind on points, quickly switched to a left hook that landed with the force of an avalanche on the champion's jaw and knocked him senseless.
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 IBHOF / Joe Louis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His punches were so compact that some in the media claimed a Joe Louis punch need only to travel six inches to render an opponent unconscious.
In 1947, Louis was dropped twice by Jersey Joe Walcott but managed to hang onto the title by a controversial split decision.
The end was nearing for the great champion and shortly after he knocked Walcott out in a rematch, he announced his retirement.
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 Jersey Joe Walcott Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Arnold Raymond Cream (January 31, 1914 February 25, 1994), better known as Jersey Joe Walcott was a world heavyweight boxing champion.
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 Perfect 10: Contributions from New Jersey
Until the big, bald guy who sells kitchen grills came along, Jersey Joe (born Arnold Cream in Merchantville in 1914) was the oldest heavyweight champion when, at the age of 37, he knocked out Ezzard Charles in 1951.
A lousy facility that's "stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey..." it is the only stadium in America where one of the home teams (the Jets) plays in a place named for another team, and fans in section 107 can sit on the remains of Jimmy Hoffa.
And, as the legendary story goes, fellow New Jersey native Frank Sinatra was inducted as a one-star general into "Franco's Italian Army" by Myron Cope and Tony Stagno at a Steelers practice in Palm Springs, Calif., in 1972.
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 SOHH.com Global Forum - Is Rocky Marciano The Best Heavyweight Boxer of All-Time?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jersey Joe Walcott, who lost his title to Marciano, said "He was a man of courage inside the ring.
By the 12th round, Walcott was ahead on all scorecards, and Rocky's corner told him he needed a knockout to win.
Walcott slumped to the floor, one arm hanging on the lower rope, and was counted out.
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 Cyber Boxing Zone --
In 1952, Rocky Marciano brought his guns to town and won the heavyweight title from Jersey Joe Walcott.
In 1971, Philadelphia-trained Joe Frazier won the "Fight of the Century" from Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York.
When Boston's John L. Sullivan won the Heavyweight crown from Paddy Ryan in 1882 he took prizefighting from an illegal, red light district pastime to the country's most popular sport and in essence put "Beantown" on the sporting map.
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A year later in 1952, Marciano was in Philadelphia to challenge Jersey Joe Walcott for the title.
A master boxer, Jersey Joe took Marciano to school for 12 rounds but then in the 13th the Brockton Blockbuster separated Walcott from his senses..
A master boxer, Jersey Joe took Marciano to school for 12 rounds but then in the 13th the Brockton Blockbuster separated Walcott from his senses with a cannon shot that should be in the Louvre of stylized violence.
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 Ezzard Charles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He adapted a more cautious style afterwards trying not to hurt his opponents.
Charles also defeated such notables as Joey Maxim along with fellow Heavyweight Champions Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott on his way to a career record of 96-25-1 (58).
Charles lost more bouts than any other champion, but most of these losses came when he was well past his fistic prime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ezzard_Charles   (378 words)

 Rocky Marciano
The only heavyweight champion with a perfect professional record, Marciano was undefeated in 49 fights and successfully defended his title six times before retiring in Apr., 1956.
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