The 10 Greatest Heavy Weights of all time Vol 2 DVD 2010 Ezzard Charles - Rocky Marciano - Gene Tunney - Jack Johnson / ESPN Enterprises / Disc 2 of 6
The 10 Greatest Heavy Weights of all time Vol 2 DVD 2010 Ezzard Charles - Rocky Marciano - Gene Tunney - Jack Johnson / ESPN Enterprises
Disc 2 of 6
REGION 2 PAL DVD
MADE IN THE UK
Total Runtime: 90 minutes
Boxing documentary which counts down the ten greatest heavyweights in the world. This History Channel collection includes detailed expert analysis of each individual boxer, alongside five hours of fighting action. The countdown includes boxing greats like Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, 'Smokin' Joe Frazier, the 'Brown Bomber' Joe Louis and, of course, the legendary Muhammad Ali.
The 10 Greatest Heavy Weights of all time - Ezzard Charles - Rocky Marciano, Gene Tunney, Jack Johnson
Ezzard Mack Charles, known as the Cincinnati Cobra (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975), was an American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion. Known for his slick defense and precision, he is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time by boxing critics. Charles defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. Charles won more fights than any other heavyweight champion in boxing history, having retired with a record of 95 wins, 25 losses and 1 draw.
Rocco Francis Marchegiano, best known as Rocky Marciano, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955, and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated.
James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1915 to 1928. He held the world heavyweight title from 1926 to 1928, and the American light heavyweight title twice between 1922 and 1923. A highly technical boxer, Tunney had a five-fight light heavyweight rivalry with Harry Greb in which he won three, drew once, and lost once. He also knocked out Georges Carpentier and defeated Jack Dempsey twice; first in 1926 and again in 1927. Tunney's successful title defense against Dempsey remains one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. He retired undefeated as a heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928, after which Tunney was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine.
John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). Among the period's most dominant champions, Johnson remains a boxing legend, with his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries dubbed the "fight of the century".According to filmmaker Ken Burns, "for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth". Transcending boxing, he became part of the culture and the history of racism in America.
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