Name: Gene Hairston
Alias: Silent Hairston
Birth Name: Eugene Hairston Jr.
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA
Hometown: Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 5′ 9½″ / 177cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Mike Mele
Eugene Hairston, legally deaf, was nicknamed "Silent." He had to have lights flash from the ring corners to signal the end of a round. As an amateur, he fought out of the Tremont Athletic Club of the Bronx in New York City.
- Won the Open New York Daily News Golden Gloves' lightweight championship vs. William Redding in 1947.
- Won an Intercity Golden Gloves welterweight title vs. Eddie Lara in 1947.
| New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Open Lightweight Champion
| Intercity Golden Gloves