Boxing Loses A Legend – Rest In Peace Eddie Marshall!

(January 12, 2024) – We are sad to report that the World Boxing Federation (WBF), and boxing, has lost one of its nicest and most genuine men in Eddie Marshall from South Africa.

WBF President Howard Goldberg:

“The WBF Head of Africa Eddie Marshall passed away this morning after battling an illness over the past two years.

Eddie was an incredible man – knowledgeable, wise, generous, kind and one of the most loyal men I have ever met.

His contribution to boxing spanned over 5 decades – he was an outstanding referee and judge who officiated in over 100 world title fights.

Eddie was a community man, always giving to those in need. But to me personally, Eddie was a friend and brother. We spoke virtually every day until he was unable to communicate due to his illness.

Eddie and I shared so many memorable adventures over the past 30 odd years. But most of all Eddie was respected worldwide. Everyone admired and respected Eddie for who he was.

The WBF conveys its condolences to Eddie’s family for their huge loss – Eddie is now at peace.

Never to be forgotten!”

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