Born in 1946 in Sumter, S.C., Ed Hudson took up boxing at an early age. Before he was through he compiled an impressive amateur record of 108-12, winning tournaments in both Carolinas. He represented the Carolinas in Chicago after winning the Charlotte tournament in 1964. After turning professional, Hudson compiled a 19-2-1 record. He was selected as one of Ring Magazine’s “Prospects of the Month” during his pro career. A heavy puncher with good ring instincts, Hudson had a streak of 32 consecutive wins at one point in his career.
Hudson, a former Navy man, coached boxing in Sumter for several years. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 25 years and now works in property development.