Re: Is Ezzard Charles underrated?
Charles defended the title more times than Joe Fraizer, Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Floyed Patterson, Holyfiled and others. Most guys hardly get past 6 or 7. But Charles defended the crown 8 times. At the time, Only Joe Louis and Tommy Burns made more title defenses than Charles.
Also His title defenses are nothing to laugh at, Joe Louis(Yes old) Joe Walcott, and Pat Valntino are pretty good comp. Also he is the ONLY man to take the Rock the entire 15 round route. Some times, I am REAL tempted in putting Charles in the bottom half of the top ten. He did beat better fighters, than Holmes did at least lol.