Brother of fellow inductee Ralph Hood, the Hoods became the first brother combination inducted into the hall during the same year. Hood posted a perfect 30-0 mark during his amateur career. He won the Carolinas Golden Gloves championship in 1933 and 1934 and was selected outstanding Heavyweight both years. After hanging up the gloves, Hood instructed boxing at the U.S. Naval Base in Bainbridge, Maryland and at Georgia Tech University. The Hood brothers trained with local professional boxers in a backyard ring built behind their family home. Hood, 83, resides in Charlotte.