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1950 Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship Belt awarded to Ezzard Charles

Catalog Data

Issued by:
Ring Magazine, American, founded 1922  Search this
Received by:
Ezzard Mack Charles, American, 1921 - 1975  Search this
Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
cloth , leather , brass (alloy) , enamel , elastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 11/16 × 43 5/16 × 1 in. (17 × 110 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
belts (costume accessories)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1950
Description:
1950 Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship Belt awarded to Ezzard Charles. Elasticated belt consisting of bands of red, white and blue fabric over gold backing. Both ends are leather with three straps and three buckles for fastening. Large central brass plate and three smaller plates on either side all depicted with right facing eagles on top. Center plate reads [The RING / MAGAZINE / AWARD / WORLD / HEAVYWEIGHT / CHAMPIONSHIP / WON BY / EZZARD CHARLES]. The three plates to the left read [DEFEATED / JOE WALCOTT / 15 ROUNDS N.B.A. TITLE / JUNE 22, 1949 / IN / CHICAGO], [KNOCKED OUT / GUS LESNEVICH / 7 ROUNDS / AUG. 10, 1949 / IN / NEW YORK], and [DEFEATED / JOE LOUIS / IN / 15 ROUNDS]. The three plates to the right read [AT / YANKEE STADIUM / NEW YORK / SEPT. 27, / 1950] (plate is continuation of plate on other side of center plate), [KNOCKED OUT / PATVALENTINO / 8 ROUND / OCT 14 1949 / IN SAN FRANCISCO], and [KNOCKED OUT / FREDDY BESHORE / 14 ROUNDS / AUG 15, 1950 / IN / BUFFALO].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Deborah Charles in loving memory of Ezzard Charles
Object number:
2017.28.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.28.1