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