In 1955 he held both the New Zealand Heavyweight Wrestling title and the Auckland Heavyweight Boxing title. His family was of a mixed race, being Portuguese, African, English and French Tahitian. He was an amateur from 1953, then turned professional after the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff.
He wrestled throughout New Zealand and around the world.
He retired in 1977, and subsequently worked with disadvantaged youth. He was awarded the Queen"s Service Medal for community service in the 1994 New Year Honours.
He now lives on Great Barrier Island. He is the father of boxer Garth da Silva.
All Star Pro Wrestling
NWA British Empire/Commonwealth Championship (New Zealand version) (6 times).