Ed lost only 7 times in over 200 bouts as an amateur from 1951-57. He was Canadian champion in 2 divisions. He held the Canadian and International Golden Gloves titles and represented Hamilton globally. The only Hamiltonian to captain the Olympic boxing team in 1956, he turned pro the next year with trainer Angelo Dundee and won in his debut. Ed needed surgery for heart trouble after winning five fights. He received blood transfusions from fight legends Rocky Marciano and Carmen Basilio! Upon his return he had a long win streak and won the Canadian Lightweight crown in 1960, two years before his retirement. A former Commonwealth Games boxing coach and Ontario Boxing Safety Commissioner, Ed was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1974.