Charley Burley and The Black Murderers’ Row
They include the following (in no particular order):
Practically every one of these men was avoided by the higher ranked white fighters of the day, (and were mostly avoided by a certain Ray Robinson). All of these guys had to fight amongst themselves opposing each other on a regular basis just to get a payday.
The only guy on the list that Robinson actually fought was Aaron Wade. Unfortunately it was the last fight of Wade’s career, and he hadn’t fought in over 2 years to begin with. Wade had lost his previous fight to journeyman Wylie Burns.
Holman Williams’ induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY means that there are now four of the unsung greats of boxing enshrined in New York’s HOF and California’s HOF (World Boxing Hall of Fame).
Lloyd Marshall to be inducted into the IBHOF in 2010
Lloyd Marshall’s’ induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY means that there are now two of the Black Murderers’ Rowenshrined in both New York’s HOF and California’s HOF (World Boxing Hall of Fame). Charley Burley WBHOF & IBHOF
Lloyd Marshall WBHOF & IBHOF
Eddie Booker WBHOF
Holman Williams IBHOF
This was a travesty because these guys were denied the right to fight for the title at any givin time and were over looked when it came to potential challengers for the crown,this was normal back when racism was at an all time high against Black people.Any of these guys could beat any white boxing champ at that time and every body knew it,so the overwhelming thought was to keep these guys from ever getting a shot which made it very difficult to earn a living as a fighter because you had to eat and you either had to work or fight and those were the only options guys like them and they did what they had to do.
The times when they got a chance to show case their skill was against each other or a prospect that the white trainers were looking at and wanted to see if they could hang with these guys and you would never know because again at that time it was not a good idea to have a black against whit unless it was clearly thought that the white guy would win and even then they were told not to give it their all!