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Eddie Atlas

He was born Edwin G. Hofacker in Wooster, but boxed in 105 professional fights under the name of Eddie Atlas. The latter name stayed with him throughout his life. He turned to refereeing fights in 1926 and in 35 years, Atlas officiated over 6,109 bouts, involving such nationally known boxers as Sugar Ray Robinson, Ezzard Charles, Sandy Sadler, Carmen Basilio and Johnny Saxton.

Inducted 1960 | Boxing, Official