- Eddie Cotton
Eddie Cotton (born on
June 15, 1927 in Bradon,Mississippi) was an American Man
Eddie Cotton was a light heavyweight contender from the late 1950s until his retirement in the late 1960s. He was known as a good defensive fighter, although not very exciting. He was also prone to getting cut in fights. His style was undoubtedly influenced by his original trainer who had boxed in an almost identical manner.
He twice unsuccessfully challenged for the world light heavyweight title, losing to
Harold Johnsonfor the National Boxing Associationtitle, and losing what many felt was a controversial decision to Jose Torresfor the world title.
After his boxing career ended, Cotton worked for the
Boeing Aircraft Companyas a tool and die maker. He was also a member of the Washington State Boxing Commission. Cotton also owned a restaurant in Seattle which bore his name.
He died from an infection in his blood and lungs following a second liver transplant.
He should not be confused with the boxing referee of the same name, who is of no relation
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