Black Bill

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Name: Black Bill
Alias: Eladio Valdes
Birth Name: Eladio Valdes
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 1933-04-14 (Age:27)
Height: 161cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Moe Fleischer
Manager: Luis Gutierrez
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Black Bill was described by newspapers of his day as "a windmill type of fighter. He shoots punches from every angle, even when leaping high in the air, and swarms over his opponent in the style made famous by the late Harry Greb, Maxie Rosenbloom, Jack (Kid) Berg and other open glove slappers." (United Press, Dec. 1, 1929.)

He shared the same manager as Kid Chocolate. In a state of depression, he shot himself in the abdomen on April 9, 1933. He died in Harlem Hospital on April 14, 1933.