When Vince Hudson, brother of Derrick Hudson, started boxing, he was first trained by his father Rudolph Hudson and Kid Carson (Trainer), then later by Freddie Dawson and Eddie Perkins. As an flyweight amateur boxer Hudson was a USA Boxing team member, losing to Poland's 1976 and 1980 Olympian and 1978 World amateur champ Henryk Srednicki.
Hudson was the Chicago Golden Gloves finalist from 1977-1982: vs. Nino Viola, Roosevelt McCullum, and Glenn Campos at flyweight. In 1980 moved up to featherweight and lost close decisions to Orlando Johnson twice.
Then, on Wide World of Sports, he lost a close decision to Ireland's 1980 Olympic Bronze medalist Hugh Russell, after having won the Chicago Golden Gloves flyweight Championship in 1979.
He didn't box in 1983, but came back in 1984 and fought for the Golden Gloves title once more against future 1987 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist and 1988 Olympian Kelcie Banks.
Other amateur titles Hudson won include the C.Y.O titles in 1978 vs. Jesse Torres; 1979 and 1982 beating future NABF Super Featherweight champ Dwight Pratchett in the semis; 1980 and 1981 USA/ABF Regional 125 lbs champ defeating Charlie (White Lightning) Brown C.P.D.; and the 1981 Featherweight Championship with a victory over Clifford Jacobs at 125 lbs.
Hudson's purported amateur record is 104-21.