Inducted on November 14, 1996
Began Career November 1975 in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Arena with Walker Brothers Promotions”
November 1976 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA – Spectrum Boxing and Top Rank – WBA Lightweight Championship between Alfredo Escalera vs. Tyrone Everett on local Prism TV Network.
November 1978 – Atlantic City, NJ – Resorts – International Hotel Casino- Very first fight card ever held in a casino – CBS Sports – 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist Howard Davis.]r, vs. Luis Davilla
December 1978 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA “The Jewish Bomber” Mike Rossman vs. Aldo Travesero of Italy – Prism Network
1979-1973 – Atlantic City, NJ – Bi-monthly fight cards for top rank ESPN from Resorts and the Sands casino hotel- Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ – Pro debut of former Dallas Football star Ed “Too Tall” Jones
1981-1987 – Atlantic City, NJ – Fight Night every Tuesday from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino for Elbaum and Menas Productions.
1985-1989 – Atlantic City, NJ – Weekly shows from Steel Pier for Gelb Production on the Prism TV Network
1978-1983 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA- J Russell Peltz Matchmaker monthly fight cards
1984 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – Projects of Olympic Gold Medalist, Mark Breland, Meldick Taylor, Evander Holyfield, Tyrell Biggs, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker and Silver Medalist Virgil Hill on ABC-TV for Main Events – Monitor.
1986-1993 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – Bi-monthly fights from the Felt Forum and later the Paramount for M.S.G. Boxing – Bobby Goodman Director of Boxing – Motion Picture “A Bronx Tale” Movie debut
1984 – Present – USA Networks, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday Night Fights from the legendary Blue Horizon – Peltz Boxing Promotions Other Fights Announced – Joltin’ Jef Chandler, Matthew Saad Muhammad, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tex Cobb Roberto, Duran, Alexis Arguello, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Bennie Briscoe, Willie “The Worm” Monroe, Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, Rocky Lockridge, James “Bone Crusher” Smith, Edwin Rosario, Hector Cammacho, Frank “The Animal” Fletcher Maurice Blocker, Simon Brown, Donald “The Cobra” Curry, Marlon Starling, Vinny Pazzienza, James “Buster” Douglas, Billy “Dynamite” Douglas, The Late Salvatore Sanchez, Duane Bobick, Harry Arroyo, Mike Tyson, Tim Witherspoon, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, John Conteh, James “Hard Rock” Green, Michael “Dynamite” Dokes, Gerry Cooney, Augie Pantellas, Michael and Leon Spinks, Ivan Robinson, Bernard Hopkins, Marvin Hagler, James “Buddy” McGirt, Donvan “Razor” Rudduck and More.
Ed has also announced 100’s of Pro Wrestling cards. Worked in London, England, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Michigan, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Maryland.
Other Promoters: Don King Production and Mourad Muhammad Promotion, Cedric Kushner Promotion, Butch Lewis Productions Networks: ABC TV, CBS TV, NBC TV, HBO, Showtime, USA, M.S.G.
Numerous World Title Fights: WBA, WBC, I.B.E WBO, W.BU USBA and NABF
Prior to Boxing: Roller Games (Roller Derby) Play – By – Play Announcer 1967-1975 Married: Wife Roxie and Son Deron