Thank you to Michael Gillan who nominated Blantyre boxer, Eddie Miller into our Hall of Fame.Michael emailed me, “Eddie was a Blantyre person who moved to Australia and became featherweight champion of Australia, beating Ronnie clayton for the british empire featherweight championship.”
Eddie Miller was born in Blantyre, Scotland on May 10th 1917. At the height of his fame, he weighed 9 st. 0 lbs.- Height 5 ft. 5 ins.- Reach 68 ins, putting him into featherweight category.
In 1927, he emigrated to Australia with his parents. Fighting in Australia, his ultimate objective was always to win the British Empire Featherweight title. After winning in 1947, he retired to bookmaking, where he did well, commenting it was a lot easier than boxing. He also ran a successful gym. He died in 1991.
You can watch a former opponent remember Eddie here