Eddie Cotton Professional Boxer

Eddie Cotton (born on June 15, 1927 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States) was a former boxer. Cotton was a resident of Seattle, Washington until his death on June 25, 1990 following a second liver transplant. 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 Johnson for the National Boxing Association title in 1961, and in 1966 losing what many felt was a controversial decision to José Torres for the world title. Ring Magazine named the Torres bout the "Fight of the Year". Cotton fought 81 times in his career, winning 56, losing 23 and drawing 2 fights. He retired from boxing in 1967. After his boxing career ended, Cotton worked for the Boeing Aircraft Company as 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.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 15th, 1927
Place of birth
United States of America
Date of death
June 24th, 1990 at age of 63
Place of death
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
2008 Archive Footage
Damon Bingham


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