Total Fighter

Total Fighter

Facing Joe Louis

July 24, 2020

What happens when you show the world that Superman is actually human?

The fourth episode of a five part series. Ezzard Charles faces Jersey Joe Walcott and becomes the interim-heavyweight champion ever. Charles wades through a mixed-reception in Cincinnati, Ohio, and finally faces his idol, an aging Joe Louis, in the biggest match of his life at Yankee Stadium.

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

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