Cannonball Eddie Martin

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Name: Eddie Martin
Alias: Cannonball Eddie Martin
Birth Name: Eduardo Vittorio Martino
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1966-08-27 (Age:63)
Height: 160cm
Reach: 165cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Division: Bantamweight
Managers: Mike Doherty, Mel Cooke
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According to the article, ("New Champion Much Like Terrible Terry", Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana, pg. 14, 20 December 1924,) Eddie 'Cannonball' Martin' was born on February 26, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York. He was given the name "Cannonball" because of his aggressive style of boxing, which often manifested itself in later as well as early rounds. His early ambition was to become a major league baseball shortstop, and his first mentor was ex-boxer Mike Doherty who discovered his potential and managed him from very early in his career. He quit high school during his second year to follow a ring career, with much opposition from his father. Eddie was the sixth of nine sons and five daughters of father Giustino Martino, who managed his large Italian family with his wife in Brooklyn, New York, and had once owned and operated a successful catering company. Several of Martin's older siblings died before he became bantamweight champion.

According to the article, "Eddie Martin Dies of Heart Trouble", Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana, pg. 5, 28 August 1966, Martin died of heart trouble on August 27, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, and was buried there.