Eddie Perkins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Eddie Perkins (March 3, 1937 – May 10, 2012) was an American light welterweight boxer.

Perkins was born on March 3, 1937 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He compiled an amateur boxing record of 26-10.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Perkins turned professional in 1956. Managed by Johnny Coulon and captured the World Boxing Association (WBA) light welterweight title with a decision win over Duilio Loi in 1962, but lost the belt in a rematch later that year. In 1963 he then captured the World Boxing Council and WBA light welterweight titles with a decision win over Roberto Cruz. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Carlos Morocho Hernandez in 1965. He never challenged for a major title again, and retired in 1975. His record was 74-20-2 with 21 knockouts.

Death[edit]

Perkins, who suffered from dementia and diabetes, died on May 10, 2012.[2]

Honors[edit]

Perkins was elected into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.[3] [4]

Preceded by
Duilio Loi
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
14 Sep 1962– 15 Dec 1962
Succeeded by
Duilio Loi
Preceded by
Roberto Cruz
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
15 Jun 1963– 18 Jan 1965
Succeeded by
Carlos Hernandez
Preceded by
Roberto Cruz
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
15 Jun 1963– 18 Jan 1965
Succeeded by
Carlos Hernandez

References[edit]

External links[edit]