Eddie Haddad was an outstanding amateur boxer who lost only two bouts in 49 fights. He represented Canada in the quarterfinals of the 1948 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 1950 British Empire Games in New Zealand. Haddad was one of the best and most gifted lightweight amateur boxers ever to enter the ring in Canada. In 1947 he won the BC Golden Boy title, was named Victoria's Athlete of the Year and he won the Norton Crowe Award as Canada's best amateur athlete. In 1948 he retained the BC and Pacific Northwest Golden Gloves titles. Eddie's sportsmanship was admirable and he never complained about the controversial decisions that robbed him of a medal in the 1948 Olympics and possible gold in his last bout at the British Empire Games after which he retired with an injured shoulder.