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Elmer Ray
Global ID10337
sexmale
birthdate 1911-03-03
death date 1987-05-20 (76)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
aliasViolent
country USA
residenceHastings, Florida, USA
birth placeFederal Point, Florida, USA
birth nameElmo John Ray
won 85 (KO 64) + lost 17 (KO 9) + drawn 5 = 108
rounds boxed 588 KO% 59.26
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1949-03-08John Holman7-2-0
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USALKO810
1949-02-22Kid Riviera22-8-1
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS1010
1949-02-08Sid Peaks30-7-0
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO910
time: 2:55 | referee: Eddie Coachman
1949-01-11Tex Boddie15-6-0
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO410
referee: Petey Sarron
1948-05-07Ezzard Charles53-5-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO910
time: 2:43
1948-03-26Al Smith6-23-3
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO310
1948-03-16Sandy McPherson18-15-2
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO510
time: 2:05
1948-03-02Willie Brown5-15-0
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO410
1947-07-25Ezzard Charles45-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 6-4 | judge: Marty Monroe 2-8 | judge: George LeCron 6-4
Charles "apparently won handily. . . Ray was the aggressor most of the way, but Charles was the faster, the better boxer, and the sharper hitter." (The Ring, October 1947, page 42).
1947-07-14Howard Chard16-14-0
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 2:55
Chard was knocked down once in the 1st, 3rd, and three times in the 7th round, which forced an automatic stoppage.
1947-07-08Pete Louthis28-10-2
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO210
time: 2:37 | referee: Louis Marks
Louthis was knocked down twice in the 1st round and four times in the 2nd round.
1947-06-30Colion Chaney39-23-5
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
time: 0:50 | referee: Bill Lieberman
1947-03-04Jersey Joe Walcott42-11-2
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USALMD1010
referee: Eddie Coachman 49-51 | judge: Lou Bandell 50-50 | judge: Robert Floyd 48-52
1947-02-06George Parks17-21-3
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO210
1946-11-15Jersey Joe Walcott41-10-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
Scoring: 5-4-1, 5-5 (9-8), 4-5-1
1946-11-04Clifford Mann2-3-0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 1:12
1946-10-25George Parks17-19-3
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO310
1946-10-15Earl Lowman20-33-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWRTD210
Lowman was unable to continue after the 2nd round, due to a lacerated lip.
1946-08-28Lee Savold89-31-1
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO210
1946-08-05George Fitch37-14-3
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
time: 1:43 | referee: Jack Dekkers
1946-07-23Larry Lane54-25-5
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 2:35 | referee: Buck McTiernan
1946-07-01Earl Lowman20-31-0
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
referee: Jack Dekkers
1946-06-17Vern Escoe15-8-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO310
Escoe was knocked out by "a high right to the head." (Associated Press)
1946-06-03Art McAlpine27-8-1
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWTKO910
time: 0:12 | referee: Jack Dekkers
1946-04-15Colion Chaney30-17-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
time: 1:00
1946-04-02Dixie Lee Oliver19-11-4
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO110
In previous fights between the pair each had won a decision over the other, while a third fight had ended in a draw.
1946-03-19Hubert Hood10-8-3
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO412
1946-03-05Al Patterson12-10-1
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO310
1946-02-19Dan Merritt17-30-3
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO410
1945-12-10Grant Shade0-7-0
Bismarck, North Dakota, USAWKO110
1945-12-06Cyclone Lynch3-9-1
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWKO110
1945-11-29Grant Shade0-6-0
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWKO210
1945-10-19Hubert Hood10-6-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1945-10-11Jimmy Gardner19-16-4
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO110
time: 0:46 | referee: Joe Louis
1945-09-14Henry Cooper30-40-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO310
1945-06-01Larry Lane53-22-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1945-05-04Perk Daniels16-6-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO810
1945-04-13Vince Pimpinella37-50-10
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO510
1945-04-03Bob Jacobs29-12-1
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO310
referee: Al Shoemaker
1945-03-23Jimmy O'Brien18-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO58
time: 2:41
A bad cut over O'Brien's eye, forced a stoppage.
1945-02-05Johnny White6-10-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:19
1945-01-25Henry Jones14-7-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO910
time: 0:25 | referee: Johnny Martin
1945-01-11Mickey Hayes15-23-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
time: 1:55
1944-12-08Kid Riviera4-3-0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO610
1944-11-30Earl Lowman17-17-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1944-11-24Claudio Villar24-23-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
time: 0:35
1944-10-27Bill Petersen25-10-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO28
This was a scheduled 8-rounder. Ray landed some low blows which did Petersen no good.
1944-10-17Perk Daniels15-4-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Kershner
1944-10-03Larry Lovett15-10-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Abe Roth
Lovett was knocked down eight times.
1944-07-17Colion Chaney8-7-3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO510
1944-05-15Freddie Hudson8-5-2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:55
Reported as Ray's 11th consecutive knockout. Tacoma News Tribune
1944-05-05Bob Smith13-21-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO210
referee: Reggie Gilmore
Smith was knocked down once in the 1st round, and twice in the 2nd round.
1944-04-28Jay D Turner31-24-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO510
1944-03-31Buddy Millard24-1-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO410
time: 2:20 | referee: Benny Whitman
1944-03-15Bob Smith13-20-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO1010
1944-03-08Al Ware12-18-2
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO310
1944-02-25Al Jordan10-4-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Joe Stone
1944-02-18Mike Alfano9-27-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO210
referee: Abe Roth
Alfano was knocked down five times in the 1st round, and three times in the 2nd round.
1943-12-03Bob Smith13-17-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Clayton Frye
1943-11-12Ernie Rios8-2-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO510
time: 2:40 | referee: Mushy Callahan
1943-10-18Jimmy Grinnage8-0-0
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWTKO310
1943-10-15Lorenzo Pedro11-10-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO810
referee: Billy Kershner
1943-10-01Gene Felton2-3-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO210
1943-08-24Turkey Thompson38-5-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO110
time: 2:55 | referee: Abe Roth
1943-08-09Turkey Thompson38-5-2
Lane Field, San Diego, California, USANCNC610
referee: Lee Ramage
1943-04-26Phil Johnson21-16-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Johnson was knocked down four times, Source: Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1943-04-19George Fitch33-11-2
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
1943-01-24Moise Howard9-3-0
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO310
1943-01-15Larry Lovett13-9-0
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
referee: Cliff Brady
Billed for the Colored Heavyweight Title of the South.
1942-06-12Louis Moulton1-1-0
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWKO310
1942-03-03Otis Thomas20-5-2
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWKO310
1942-02-20Willie Snell2-3-1
WTKO5
Date & location uncertain, (TR542 p. 46). "His latest feat".
1942-02-13Bud Creed23-15-4
Miami, Florida, USAWKO2
Date uncertain, (TR542 p. 46). "His kayo over Creed took place in Miami".
1942-02-03Bob Smith9-10-0
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS?
1942-01-26Dixie Lee Oliver11-5-3
Davis Islands Coliseum, Tampa, Florida, USADPTS88
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