Re: What if Ezzard Charles had gotten a title shot at Lightheavy
The lightheavyweight belt was just a springboard into the heavyweight ranks back then. Anything over 169lb was a heavyweight you just had to be 180 plus to be a good one. There just happened to be a belt for the 175lb and under heavyweights. It was all heavyweight - there was light ones and heavy ones. They all fought each other. lightheavy did not exist as an exclusive class until about 1970. Before then Heavyweight was the goal to all who could not make Middleweight.