There's a new spot where Cincinnati boxing fans can go to reminisce about one of the city's greats. In October, officials unveiled a bronze statue of World Heavyweight Champion boxer Ezzard Charles
in Ezzard Charles Park — renamed from Laurel Park — in the West End near TQL Stadium. Charles, who grew up in Cincinnati, was known in the boxing world as the Cincinnati Cobra and was considered one of the world's greatest fighters. He finished his career with 95 wins, 25 losses and one draw and was inaugurated into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Charles died in 1975, but thanks to the statue, he remains ready to strike. cincinnatiparksfoundation.org.