The World Boxing Association (WBA) regrets the passing of former referee and International Boxing Federation (IBF) board member Eddie Cotton as a result of Covid-19.
Several media reported Cotton’s departure, as well as sport personalities, who sent condolence messages to his family and friends for this unfortunate situation.
Cotton was a man who gave his life to boxing. He began in the amateur field in 1980, while his first professional fight was in 1992. His last fight as the third man in the ring was for the Felix Sturm vs. Sam Soliman fight in Germany in 2014.
The New Jersey native was also present in great fights such as Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, and others with stars like Wladimir Klitschko, Sergio Martinez, Tyson Fury, among others.
The WBA sends its condolences to Cotton’s family at this difficult time and fondly remembers a great man who did a lot for the sport.