Ex-champ Eddie Perkins dies
CHICAGO -- Hall of Fame junior welterweight Eddie Perkins, a two-time champion who fought in more than 20 countries, has died. He was 75.
Perkins, who suffered from dementia and diabetes, died at home in the arms of his son Lawrence on Thursday night, according to the family. Annie Perkins said her husband had just come home from the hospital.
Born March 3, 1937, in Clarksdale, Miss., Eddie Perkins compiled a 26-10 amateur record before turning pro in 1956.
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