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Ed Martin

Born: Sep 10, 1881

Birthplace: Denver

Nationality: United States

Ed Martin

Date of Birth : Sep 10, 1881
Birth Place : Denver

Ed "Denver Ed" Martin was an African American boxer who was the World Colored Heavyweight Champion from 24 February 1902, when he beat Frank Childs, until 5 February 1903, when he lost his title to Jack Johnson, the only colored heavyweight champion to win the world's heavyweight championship. Known as "Denver Ed Martin" and "The Colorado Giant", Martin was born in Denver on September 10, 1881. His height was listed as 6 feet 3 ?/2 inches, while some sources report that he was 6' 6" or 6' 6½" tall. Martin was a strong boxer with renowned footwork who was a strong puncher.

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