Eddie Haddad: Canadian Boxing Champion

by John MacFarlane 2017

Eddie Haddad

Eddie Haddad (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )

Eddie Haddad was born in Winnipeg MB February 20th, 1928. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was promoted to Leading Seaman.

He served as a Leading Seaman in the RCN. (He retired from the RCN.) He joined the RCAF as a physical education instructor until his discharge in 1970. RCAF Rec Spec Eddie Haddad, is honoured in the Canadian Forces Sports Hall Of Fame. On August 14, 1978, at age 42, he died in a highway accident with a logging truck in Hope, B.C.

Eddie Haddad

Eddie Haddad (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )

He won the 1948 Golden Boy award. He was a boxer primarily active in the 1940s in Manitoba and British Columbia. His first major international tournament was at the 1948 Olympic Games as a lightweight boxer, which was followed up as a Canadian team member of the 1950 British Empire Games. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame states "He fought 50 bouts, chalking up 48 wins (27 KOs) and two losses, one of which was a highly disputed fight at the 1948 Olympics in England. The 20 year–old southpaw thought he had won as his Belgian opponent was almost out on his feet at the end of the third round and still was awarded the decision.". In 1950, Haddad won a bronze medal for Canada at the British Empire Games in New Zealand.

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MacFarlane, John M. (2017) Eddie Haddad: Canadian Boxing Champion. Nauticapedia.ca 2017. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Haddad.php

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