Unfortunately, word has gotten out today that long-time quality 🗣️Referee Eddie Cotton has passed away, due to the complications brought on by contracting COVID-19. He was transported to a hospital 2 weeks prior, with suspicions of having pneumonia. His career as a professional Referee spanned from 1992 – 2014, and secured multiple major assignments mid-career, including getting the gig to Referee for the mega 🇺🇸Mike Tyson vs. 🥇🇺🇸Lennox Lewis showdown in 2002 (pictured up top). Since retiring in 2014, he worked on the Board of Directors for the IBF sanctioning body. The New Jersey native died this morning at 72 years of age. He will be missed in the boxing community, and will be remembered for his services and positive contributions to the sport.