Shain, Eva (1917–1999)
Shain, Eva (1917–1999)
American heavyweight referee. Born Eva Inwood, Nov 24, 1917, in Jersey City, New Jersey; died Aug 19, 1999, in Englewood, NJ; attended New York University; m. 2nd husband Frank Shain (ring announcer); children: (1st m.) Harvey Schultz and Barbara Brocklehurst.
Received license as boxing judge from NY State (1975); as 1st woman to judge world heavyweight bout refereed Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Shavers at Madison Square Garden, NY (1977), voting 9 to 6 in favor of Ali (Ali won unanimous 15-round decision); judged thousands of fights before retirement in 1998.
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