Writer Budd Schulberg ('On the Waterfront') christened them "The Black Murderers' Row". Charley Burley, Eddie Booker, Jack Chase, Bert Lytell, Lloyd Marshall and Aaron 'Tiger' Wade terrorised boxings middleweight division in the 1940s and were avoided to such an extent that they had to fight amongst themselves simply to remain active and earn a living.

Throw into the same mix fighters such as Holman Williams, Cocoa Kid, Archie Moore (amongst many others) and you have a group of fighters who were as tough and as talented as they come.


Hall of Fame Inductions



Charley Burley WBHOF & IBHOF


Lloyd Marshall WBHOF & IBHOF


Eddie Booker WBHOF



Holman Williams IBHOF



Cocoa Kid IBHOF