Eddie (KO) Roberts
Name: Eddie Roberts
Birth Name: Edward L. Rowland
Birthplace: Anacortes, Washington, USA
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Height: 5′ 9″ / 175cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers: Jack Connor, Benny Ford
The Sept. 2, 1942 Tacoma News Tribune reported that his true name was Water (Walter?) Tender Rowland. He was back in the United States Navy at this time. In fact, reportedly he had just come out of the Navy when he started boxing professionally 20 years earlier.
Roberts was ranked as high as #2 in the Welterweight division, following his 1st round kayo of former Welterweight champion Joe Dundee in San Francisco.