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Name  Eddie Booker
Role  Boxer

Died  January 26, 1975
Martial art  Boxing
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Hilton Edward "Eddie" Booker (November 5, 1917 – January 26, 1975) was an American boxer who was active during the 1930s and 1940s.

Booker was one of the famous "Murderers Row" group of black boxers, along with the likes of Charley Burley, Holman Williams and Jack Chase, avoided by other elite fighters of the era because of their ability and their skin colour. Booker compiled a record of 66-5-8, which included wins over Williams, Chase, Archie Moore (being the first to knock him out) and Lloyd Marshall, although he never fought for a world title, and was forced to retire prematurely due to an eye injury. He is an inductee of the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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