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February 26, 1926
He took a Bible with him into the ring. Dubbed the “Georgia Deacon,” he was the first black boxer to be middleweight champion of the world. Theodore...
March 7, 1951
The heavyweight boxing champion called the "Cincinnati Cobra" was actually a Georgia native. Ezzard Charles was born in Lawrenceville in 1921 and...
October 26, 1971
He would box, but he would not fight. At the height of the Vietnam War in 1967, Muhammad Ali was drafted. Declaring himself a conscientious objector...