Eugene Hairston

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Name: Gene Hairston
Alias: Silent Hairston
Birth Name: Eugene Hairston Jr.
Hometown: Bronx, New York, USA
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA
Died: 2014-11-24 (Age:85)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 177cm
Pro Boxer: Record

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.




Preceded by:
George Fraser
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Open Lightweight Champion

1947
Succeeded by:
Johnny Saxton
Preceded by:
Nick Kashuba
Intercity Golden Gloves
Welterweight Title

1947
Succeeded by:
Hank Herring