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'''Manager''': [[Tommy O'Loughlin]]
 
'''Manager''': [[Tommy O'Loughlin]]
  
Ray was the number one ranked Heavyweight contender in early 1947, he lost that ranking and a potential title fight with Joe Louis, when he was defeated by Jersey Joe Walcott on March 1, 1947. Ray would subsequently go on to defeat future champion Ezzard Charles on a split decision, before Charles knocked him out in the 9th round on May 7, 1948, ending his title hopes for good.
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'''Elmer (Violent) Ray''' was the #1 ranked heavyweight contender in early 1947. He lost that ranking and a potential title fight with [[Joe Louis]], when he was defeated by [[Jersey Joe Walcott]] on March 1, 1947. Ray would subsequently go on to defeat future champion [[Ezzard Charles]] on a split decision, before Charles knocked him out in the 9th round on May 7, 1948, ending his title hopes for good.
  
 
Listed number 44 in ''The Ring'' Magazine's [[The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time!|100 Greatest Punchers]]  .
 
Listed number 44 in ''The Ring'' Magazine's [[The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time!|100 Greatest Punchers]]  .

Revision as of 09:39, 1 July 2010

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Name: Elmer Ray
Alias: Violent
Birth Name: Elmo John Ray
Born: 1911-03-03
Birthplace: Federal Point, Florida, USA
Died: 1987-05-20 (Age:76)
Hometown: Hastings, Florida, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Tommy O'Loughlin

Elmer (Violent) Ray was the #1 ranked heavyweight contender in early 1947. He lost that ranking and a potential title fight with Joe Louis, when he was defeated by Jersey Joe Walcott on March 1, 1947. Ray would subsequently go on to defeat future champion Ezzard Charles on a split decision, before Charles knocked him out in the 9th round on May 7, 1948, ending his title hopes for good.

Listed number 44 in The Ring Magazine's 100 Greatest Punchers .