Total Fighter

Total Fighter

More Than a Gym Fighter

May 05, 2020

The first episode of a five part series about Cincinnati's heavyweight champion, Ezzard Charles. This show tracks Charles' rise from his humble beginnings in Georgia to a top light-heavyweight contender. Travel back in time to a very different Findlay Market, a Battle Royale in Lawrenceville, and Ezzard Charles' very first boxing match.


Total Fighter features interviews with Buddy LaRosa, founder of LaRosa's Pizza, William Dettloff, author of "Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life," and Kevin Grace, author of "Cincinnati Boxing", and more.


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