By Johnny B’
Sad news, former World Heavyweight Champion Ernie Terrell passed away Tuesday December 16th. A former Golden Glove Champion, Terrell turned professional in 1957 and won the vacant WBA world heavyweight title by defeating Eddie Machen in 1965. After two defenses, he lost the WBA title in a unification match with Muhammad Ali in February 1967. Terrell retired from the ring in 1973 with a pro record of 46 wins and 9 losses with 21 KOs.