Friday, January 31, 2014

Jersey Joe Walcott -- January 31, 2014

In 1951, Jersey Joe Walcott defeated Ezzard Charles to win the heavyweight championship.  At the time, Walcott, 37 years old, was the oldest man to win the title.  He had lost two title fights to Joe Louis and two to Ezzard Charles.  Walcott lost the title to Rocky Marciano in 1952.  Walcott was born 100 years ago today, on 31-January-1914. 

Today is the beginning of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse.  Visit my other blog, The Big V Riot Squad (  to see a tribute to the Year of the Horse and Rex, King of the Wild Horses:

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