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Eddie Cotton boxer

Eddie Cotton image
Status inactive
Age 64
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1947-04-01
Born 1926-06-15
Death 1990-06-24
Nationality USA
Residence Seattle, Washington, USA
bouts
81
won
56
lost
23
draw
2
bouts
81
won
56
lost
23
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 64
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1947-04-01
Born 1926-06-15
Death 1990-06-24
Nationality USA
Residence Seattle, Washington, USA

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".

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".

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 2, 1967 Ernie Gipson WLWLLL Anchorage WIN
KO
May 8, 1967 Bob Foster WWLWWW Coliseum, Washington LOSS
KO
March 22, 1967 Bobby Stininato WDWWWL Carlaw Park, Auckland WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1967 Bobby Rascon LWWWLW Sports Arena, Tacoma WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1966 Charlie Hall LDLLLL Sports Arena, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1966 Roger Rouse WDWWWW Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle LOSS
Majority decision
Aug. 15, 1966 Jose Torres WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1966 Emil Umek LWWWWL Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1966 Sipa Fine WWLWWW Carlaw Park, Auckland WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1965 Roger Rouse WWWLWD Civic Center, Butte LOSS
Corner retirement
Sept. 30, 1965 Andy Kendall WWWWDL Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 13, 1965 Roger Rouse WWWWLW Civic Center, Butte DRAW
Points
July 30, 1965 Piero Del Papa WWWWLW Pisa LOSS
Points
May 11, 1965 Wayne Thornton LLWWLW Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 15, 1964 Wayne Thornton LLLWWL Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle LOSS
Technical knockout
July 3, 1964 Wayne Thornton WWLLLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
March 13, 1964 Johnny Persol WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1964 Johnny Persol WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Dec. 16, 1963 Don Bale WLLWLL Bellingham WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1963 Henry Hank LWLWWW Flint Arena, Flint Michigan Version of World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 27, 1963 Chic Calderwood WWLWWW Ice Rink, Paisley WIN
Points
June 18, 1963 Bob McKinney WWLWWW West High School Gym, Bremerton WIN
Unanimous decision
May 29, 1963 Honey Peterson Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
KO
Jan. 18, 1963 Mauro Mina WWWWWW Estadio Nacional, Lima LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 5, 1962 Von Clay LWLLLW Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1962 Mauro Mina WWWWWW Estadio Nacional, Lima LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1962 Pekka Kokkonen WLWWWL Olympic Stadion, Helsinki WIN
Points
June 3, 1962 Pekka Kokkonen LWLWWW Olympic Stadium, Stockholm WIN
Points
May 11, 1962 Joey Bowman Aberdeen WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1961 Harold Johnson WWWWWW Sicks' Stadium, Seattle National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
May 24, 1961 Neal Rivers WWDWLL Bellingham High School Gym, Bellingham WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1961 Rory Calhoun WLLLWL Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 27, 1961 Mike Holt LDLWWL Athletic Park, Wellington WIN
Points
Feb. 9, 1961 Johnny Halafihi WLDLLL Carlaw Park, Auckland WIN
Points
Nov. 10, 1960 George Mahoni WWLWWW Carlaw Park, Auckland WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1960 George Mahoni WWWWWW Carlaw Park, Auckland WIN
Points
Oct. 15, 1959 Hank Casey DWWLWW Coliseum, Spokane LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 15, 1959 Sixto Rodriguez WWWLWW Auditorium, Richmond LOSS
Points
Dec. 11, 1958 Roque Maravilla WDWWWL Boise WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1958 Sonny Ray WWWWWW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Louisville LOSS
Majority decision
Nov. 5, 1957 Archie Moore WLWWWW Civic Auditorium, Seattle LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 23, 1957 Al Hogan WLWLWL Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1955 Dave Whitlock WLWWDW Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco LOSS
Points
April 27, 1955 Gene Brixen LDDWLL Victoria Pavilion, Calgary WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1955 Doug Harper LWDWWL Victoria Pavilion, Calgary Pacific Northwest Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1955 Bill Boatsman WLLLLL Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1955 Larry Watson WLLWLL Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 11, 1955 Frankie Daniels WWWWLL Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
DQ
Nov. 30, 1954 Murray Burnett LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Points
July 22, 1954 Henry Hall WLWWWL Callister Park, Vancouver WIN
Split-decision
March 25, 1954 Bill Boatsman WWWWLL Armory, Portland WIN
Points
March 6, 1954 Bill Boatsman WWWWWL Cowlitz County Fairgrounds, Longview WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 25, 1953 Rusty Payne WLLWWW Ice Arena, Tacoma WIN
Points
July 14, 1953 Frankie Daniels LWWWLW Ice Arena, Tacoma LOSS
Majority decision
March 12, 1953 Lonnie Malone LWWLLL Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1953 Ron Whittle WLDLLL Armory, Tacoma WIN
KO
Nov. 12, 1952 Jimmy Ingram LWLWLW Armory, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1952 Frankie Crane WLWWWD Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
March 18, 1952 Abel Fernandez WLWLWW Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1952 Bobby Wise LLDWDW Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1951 Ron Whittle WLLWWW Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1951 Joe Kahut LWWWWD Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1951 Rusty Payne LLWLLW Auditorium, Eureka LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 8, 1950 Clinton Bacon WWLWWW Denver LOSS
Points
April 18, 1950 Don Lee WLWDDW Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Points
March 28, 1950 Pedro Jimenez WDDWLD Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1949 John L Sullivan WWWLWW Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
KO
Oct. 4, 1949 Bob Murphy LWWWWW Civic Auditorium, Seattle LOSS
KO
June 3, 1949 Roy Kennedy DLLDDL Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 1949 Phil Sampson WWLLLW Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1948 Mel Brown LLWLWW Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 24, 1948 Warren Holland LLWLLL Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
KO
June 29, 1948 Roy Wouters WDWWLW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1948 Frankie Gimbel LLLLDW Fox Theater, Butte WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1948 George Cote DLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
KO
April 6, 1948 Joey Albina LLLLDW Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1948 Roy Kennedy WLWDL Civic Auditorium, Seattle WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1948 Eddie Halligan LDWLWW Civic Auditorium, Seattle DRAW
Points
July 15, 1947 Billy Corbett WWWWWW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1947 Bobby Roberts WLWWLL Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
KO
April 1, 1947 Frankie Rowe WWLWWL Civic Auditorium, Seattle LOSS
Technical knockout