Wesley Ramey

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Wes Ramey
Class of 2013
Old Timer Category
Hall of Fame bio: [1]

Name: Wesley Ramey
Born: 1909-09-17
Birthplace: Everett Township, Michigan, USA
Died: 1997-03-10 (Age:87)
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Height: 5′ 4″   /   163cm
Reach: 67″   /   170cm
Boxing Record: click

Division: Lightweight
Manager: Pete Reilly

Pro Career

Wesley Ramey reportedly had 259 bouts, losing 22, during his 12?-year career. He defeated six world champions either before they fought Ramey or shortly after they were beaten by him: Tony Canzoneri; Johnny Jadick (three times); Battling Shaw Jr.; Benny Bass; Leo Rodak; and Lew Jenkins (twice). However, Ramey never could get a title bout of his own. He retired from boxing in 1941.

After he retired from the ring, Ramey went to work for the Godwin school system in Grand Rapids, MI. His son, Wes Ramey Jr., a Michigan Golden Gloves Champion and All-Army Champion, had a brief professional boxing career [and today, 2005, is a trainer].

Source: Boxing Illustrated, Dec. 1972, pp. 38-40; 69.

Amateur Boxing Record

Bout # Date Rnd Winner Wt. Loser Wt. Remarks:

1927: Amateur Debut

  1. 1 11/19/27 3 Wesley Ramey 133 Allen Koenes 136 Dec
  2. 2 11/26/27 3 Wesley Ramey 132 Owen Colligan 114 Dec
  3. 3 12/2/27 3 Wesley Ramey 132 1/2 Ernest Thaston 133 1/2 Dec
  4. 4 12/8/27 4 Reuben Enmanas 130 Wesley Ramey 130 Dec
  5. 5 12/17/27 4 Wesley Ramey 129 Tony Jazwinski 133 Dec
  6. 6 12/18/27 4 Millian Riley 134 Wesley Ramey 128 1/2 Dec
  7. 7 12/23/27 3 Wesley Ramey 132 Allen Koenes 136 Dec
  8. 8 1/1/28 4 Wesley Ramey 128 Stanley Franzak 134 Dec
  9. 9 1/12/28 3 Wesley Ramey 127 Andy Saad 1261/2 Dec
  10. 10 1/17/28 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Sonny Morris 123 KO
  11. 11 1/18/28 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Carl Schmidt 126 Dec
  12. 12 1/23/28 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Joe Evancik 123 Dec
  13. 13 1/24/28 3 Wesley Ramey 126 John Pughs 123 KO
  14. 14 1/25/28 1 Wesley Ramey 126 Alfred Nyquist 121 KO
  15. 15 1/27/28 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Dan DeLoof 126 Dec
  16. 16 1/28/28 4 Wesley Ramey 126 Curtis Klotz 124 Dec
  17. 17 2/2/28 4 Carl Schmide 126 Wesley Ramey 126 Dec 2 Times
  18. 18 2/23/28 4 Chester Harston 124 Wesley Ramey 124 Dec
  19. 19 2/8/28 4 Wesley Ramey 127 Russell Smith 125 Dec
  20. 20 2/8/28 3 Wesley Ramey 127 Carl Schmit 126 Dec 3 Times
  21. 21 5/9/28 3 Wesley Ramey 128 Reuben Edmans134 Dec 2 Times
  22. 22 7/4/28 3 Wesley Ramey 135 Clayton Bozung 140 Exh Won
  23. 23 7/14/28 3 Wesley Ramey 132 Pat Dillenbeck 144 Dec
  24. 24 12/5/28 3 Reuben Edmans 135 Wesley Ramey 133 Dec Won Prize, 3 times
  25. 25 12/13/28 3 Wesley Ramey 127 Carlton Martin 126 Dec
  26. 26 1/4/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 1/2 Ernie Schwatrz 129 Dec Cleveland champion
  27. 27 1/10/29 3 Wesley Ramey 130 Clifford Ramey 135 Exh Dec Brothers
  28. 28 1/18/29- 3 Wesley Ramey 130 Jimmy Coan 138 Exh Won
  29. 29 1/21/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Mike Brockie 122 Exh Won
  30. 30 1/31/29 3 Wesley Ramey 127 1/2 Irving Wepman 126 Dec
  31. 31 2/1/29 4 Wesley Ramey 127 1/2 Andy Saad 126 Dec 2 times
  32. 32 2/8/29- 3 Wesley Ramey 125 1/2 Stanley Allen 126 Dec
  33. 33 2/8/29 3 Wesley Ramey 125 1/2 Chester Anmiaon 125 Dec For W.M/. Cha ship
  34. 34 2/11/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Carlton Martin 126 Dec Exh
  35. 35 2/21/29 3 Wesley Ramey 128 Red Hartley 134 Dec Pittsburg Inter-City
  36. 36 3/1/29 3 Wesley Ramey 129 Ralph Minervino 129 Dec Milwaukee Inter-City
  37. 37 3/8/29 3 Wesley Ramey 129 Louis Disantis 128 Dec 3/8/29 Ohio Champ 40 KO to his credit
  38. 38 3/14/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Alex Hadrian 126 Dec 3/14 Finalist of East Mich. tny: Detroit
  39. 39 3/15/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Erving Wepman 126 Dec 3/15/29 Semi-finals of state Tourney
  40. 40 3/15/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Andy Saad 126 Dec 3/15/29 For State Championship: D 3 Times
  41. 41 4/8/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 John Dube 126 Dec 4/8/29 National Tournament = Boston, Mass
  42. 42 4/9/29 3 Wesley Ramey 126 Emil Miller 126 Dec 4/9/29 ??  ?? San Francisco, Cal.
  43. 43 4/10/29 3 Robert Merrill 126 Wesley Ramey 126 Dec 4/10/29 "  ? = Buffalo, N.Y.
  44. 44 4/23/29 2 Wesley Ramey 132 Vincent Satkoff 135 KO 4/23/29 Junior National: Chicago
  45. 45 4/23/29 3 Wesley Ramey 132 Frankie Hughes 135 Dec 4/23/29 ??  ??  ??
  46. 46 4/25/29 3 Tommy Rawson 135 Wesley Ramey 132 Dec 4/29 Jr National 135 lb. Champ Boston at Chi
  47. 47 6/22/29 3 Wesley Ramey 134 Clifford Ramey 140 ExhDec 6/22/29 Hayes Body Pinstc
  48. 48 8/3/29 3 Wesley Ramey 133 Slim Jim 133 KO 8/3/29 Indsianapolis Hayes at Indpls Loving Cafe
  49. 49 11/12/29 3 Wesley Ramey 133 George ShrosfXX 135 Dec 11/12/29 Main go. Chicago $4.00
  50. 50 11/13/29 3 Wesley Ramey 133 Bill Gladstone 133 Dec 11/13/29 Semi Chicago Champ. $1200
  51. 51 11/14/29 3 Wesley Ramey 133 Al. Reiss 138 Dec 11/14/29 Main Go knock down 2 times $1500
  52. 52 11/15/29 2 Wesley Ramey 131 Jimmy Hopkins 135 KO 11/15/29 Semi knockdown 4 times KO $1500
  53. 53 11/18/29 1 Wesley Ramey 134 Bill Thornberg 134 KO 11/18/29 Maine Go. (pro.boy.) KO cold $1400
  54. 54 11/19/29 3 Wesley Ramey 134 Wm. Supeck 138 Dec 11/19/29 Main Go $1200
  55. 55 11/20/29 3 Wesley Ramey 133 Joe Roman 130 Dec 11/20/29 5th bout $1500 Friend bets 200
  • Copied with permission from Wesley Ramey, Sr. hand-written log.