We have received the very sad news of the death of renowned Referee Eddie Cotton, this Friday in New Jersey, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Eddie, who`d spent two weeks in the hospital, was a resident of Paterson, New Jersey. He worked as a ring official from 1992 to 2014. He was a Referee in great historical fights including: Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson II, Sergio Martínez vs. Matthew Macklin, Hasim Rahman vs. James Toney, Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson, among many others.
We will always respect and revere Eddie as a ring official who was totally honest in his performances. Eddie will be remembered as an exemplary person a great friend, and he`ll be greatly missed.
The World Boxing Council and its President, Mauricio Sulaimán Saldivar, send Eddie’s family and friends their deepest condolences.