The Referee Of The Lennox Lewis And Mike Tyson Fight Died Of A Coronavirus
The former referee and member of the Board of Directors of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Eddie Cotton died in the United States from a coronavirus. This was announced on Friday, April 17, according to a message on the organization's official website.
According to his wife, Ruby, Cotton was hospitalized two weeks ago with pneumonia. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with CVID-19. Cotton was 72 years old.
He began his career as a referee in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From 1992 to 2014, Eddie Cotton was a judge on more than 50 fights for the world title. The most famous fights that he refereed: Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson, George foreman – Shannon Briggs, Oleg Maskaev-Hasim Rahman, Denis Lebedev-Marco hook, Riddick Bowe-Andrew (Andrzej) Golota.
The IBF expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children.