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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.
 
'''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]] .
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*Listed number 44 in ''The Ring'' magazine's [[The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time!|100 Greatest Punchers]].
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*Inducted into the [[Florida Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2010.

Latest revision as of 18:07, 8 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.