|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Born||February 15, 1985|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Wins by KO||7|
|Occupation||Author, marketer, entrepreneur|
|Alma mater||Duquesne University, B.A. Physics|
|Notable works||Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower: Insights From A Heavyweight Boxer (2017)|
Sober Letters To My Drunken Self (2018)
Engagement Is The New Cocaine: The Art and Science Of Writing Awesomely Addictive Tweets (2018)
Edward Ashley Latimore, Jr. (born February 15, 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American professional boxer (13-1-1), influencer, and author. His final professional fight was December 17, 2016.
He launched his blog Mind and Fist in 2013, focusing on the difficult lessons he learned from growing up in public housing projects, overcoming alcohol and pornography addiction, and general self-improvement.
He has published two books, Not Caring What Other People Think Is a Superpower: Insights from a Heavyweight Boxer and Sober Letters to My Drunken Self, along with a writing and marketing guide for social media titled Engagement Is the New Cocaine: The Art and Science of Writing Awesomely Addictive Tweets.
He's been a guest on The James Altucher Show, The Jordan Harbinger Show, The Art of Manliness, Farnam Street, and Coffee with Scott Adams to discuss sobriety, boxing, growing up in poverty, and physics.
Latimore was born on February 15, 1985 in Pittsburgh, PA. He only saw his father a few times a year and was raised primarily by his mother. The family was poor and lived in the Hill District housing projects until they were demolished in 1995. The family then moved across town to the Northview Heights housing project where he lived until he was 18 years old.
Amateur Boxing Career
Latimore started amateur boxing in 2007 when he was 22 years old. He won the Pennsylvania State National Golden Gloves in 2011 at the 201+ lb weight class. He also became a national amateur boxing champion by winning the National Police Athletic League boxing tournament in Toledo, Ohio at the 201+ lb weight class. He holds notable amateur victories over former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin and 2012 United States Olympian and two-time title challenger Dominic Breazeale.
Latimore was also a member of now deceased media mogul Michael King's All-American Heavyweights boxer development program, where he lived and trained alongside Martin and Breazeale in Carson, CA.
Professional Boxing Career
Latimore started his professional boxing career on January 26, 2013 with a 3rd-round TKO victory over 4-1 southpaw Jon Hill.
Professional boxing record
|15 fights||13 wins||1 loss|
|15||Draw||13–1-1||Willis Lockett||SD||6||Dec 17, 2016||Mountaineer Casino Ballroom,, New Cumberland, West Virginia, U.S.|
|14||Loss||13-1||Trey Lippe-Morrison||KO||1 (6), 2:19||Sep 23, 2016||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, US|
|13||Win||13–0||Juan Goode||SD||6||Jul 15, 2016||Rivers Casino,, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Hassan Lee||TKO||6||Apr 23, 2016||Mountaineer Casino Ballroom,, New Cumberland, West Virginia, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Willis Lockett||SD||6||Jan 08, 2016||Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Terrell Jamal Woods||UD||6||Dec 11, 2015||Wellsburg Banquet Hall,, Wellsburg, West Virginia, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||John Turlington||KO||1(6) 01:51||Sep 06, 2015||Serbian American Cultural Center,, Weirton, West Virginia, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Robert Hawkins||UD||6||May 22, 2015||Wheeling Island Casino Racetrack, Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Brandon Spencer||UD||6||Feb 07, 2015||Serbian American Cultural Center,, Weirton, West Virginia, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Excell Holmes||KO||1 (4), 3:00||Oct 03, 2014||Mohegan Sun Casino,, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Travis Fulton||DQ||2 (4), 2:46||May 17, 2014||Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort,, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Rubin Williams||KO||1 (4), 1:05||Mar 28, 2014||Serbian American Cultural Center,, Weirton, West Virginia, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Christopher White||KO||2 (4), 3:00||Apr 20, 2013||Serbian American Cultural Center,, Weirton, West Virginia, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Donnie Crawford||TKO||2 (4), 1:22||Apr 6, 2013||Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Jon Hill||TKO||1 (4), 1:01||Jan 26, 2013||Serbian American Cultural Center, Weirton, West Virginia, U.S.|
On Feb 17th, 2017, Latimore released Not Caring What Anyone Thinks Is A Superpower: Insight From A Heavyweight Boxer. The book explores areas of his life that, while making major improvements, Latimore put time into to “develop the ability to shrug off your critics and not let them drag you back down to their level.”
On Dec 23rd, 2018, Latimore released Sober Letters To My Drunken Self. The book is written to help people having difficulty with the emotional struggles involved with getting control of their drinking. The book was released on the 5 year anniversary of Latimore's sobriety.
On Dec 25th, 2018, Latimore released Engagement Is The New Cocaine: The Art And Science Of Writing Awesomely Addictive Tweets. The book teaches the benefits of using stylistic devices to bolster social media engagement. The guide has been generally well reviewed.
Latimore is a strong advocate for sobriety and overcoming pornography addiction. He's been sober since December 23, 2013. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Physics from Duquesne University, which he did not attain until age 33. He's a veteran of The United States Army National Guard. He also is an avid online and over-the-board chess player, having been featured in American Chess Magazine. Latimore is in a long-term relationship. He proposed to his long term girlfriend in 2020.
On God and religion, Latimore said: "For all intents and purposes, I carry the beliefs of a Christian or Catholic. Not only that, but I find that — all things considered equal — I tend to enjoy the company of people who have some religious beliefs rather than not."
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- Latimore, Ed (2019-11-17). "Relationship advice for men: 12 rules to follow". Ed Latimore. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
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