(Original Caption) 7/22/1951-Merchantville, NJ: Heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott, who won the title when he defeated Ezzard Charles last week, is shown clutching his Bible and giving thanks for his good fortune during church services this morning. The champ and his family attended services at the Asbury M.E. Church in Merchantville where Joe was born. The champ addressed the congregation and with tears in his eyes prayed for strength and guidance.
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May 12th, 2020
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