Ezzard Charles

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Work continues on creating an 8-foot tall bronze statue honoring the "Cincinnati Cobra," Ezzard Charles. Like everything else this year, it seems, progress is delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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After several years of planning, a statue honoring Cincinnati boxing legend Ezzard Charles is finally about to become reality.

Courtesy of Ezz Fest

The West End is celebrating its heritage Saturday with a festival named for one of the community's most well known residents, Ezzard Charles.