Ricky Mulvey, a former sports writer and talking head for Loveland Magazine.

Episode 4 of Ricky Mulvey’s 5 part limited series about Ezzard Charles, Cincinnati’s heavyweight champion is out on podcast platforms right now.

Facing Joe Louis

What happens when you show the world that Superman is actually human?

Ezzard Charles faces Jersey Joe Walcott and becomes the interim-heavyweight champion. Charles wades through a mixed-reception in Cincinnati, Ohio, and finally faces his idol, an aging Joe Louis, in the biggest match of his life at Yankee Stadium.

Total Fighter features interviews with Buddy LaRosa, founder of LaRosa’s Pizza, William Dettloff, author of “Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life,” and Ezzard Charles II.

Total Fighter available wherever you listen to podcasts.