Ed Latimore is a modern-day renaissance man, a best-selling author, professional boxer, speaker, US Army National Guard member hailing from the great city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A double major in both math and physics, Ed is one of the most well-rounded men in America. His Twitter and blog are seen by millions of people every month and has been featured on numerous podcasts.
However, Ed wasn’t always the man that he is today.
Ed grew up in the projects of Pittsburgh and after his experiences with alcohol, drugs, and being violently robbed he vowed to escape and never return. Now he serves as an inspiration to millions.
His journey wasn’t always a straight path. After being kicked out of the house he was staying at, Ed had his wake up call to make something of his life. Down and out with only a string of minimum wage jobs to show for the last four years Ed resolved to become a boxer and went on a 13-0 run with 7 KOs before being featured on SHOWTIME.
This fight would prove to be a seminal moment for Ed and his development as a leader. After losing the fight in the first round Ed was attacked on social media and media outlets covering the fight.
He took an entire year off from boxing before watching his fight. During that time he did a lot of self-reflecting and decided to go back and finish his degree.
It’s from this time that Ed developed the thick skin he would need to become an internet icon.