Name: Elmer Ray
Birth Name: Elmo John Ray
Birthplace: Federal Point, Florida, USA
Died: 1987-05-20 (Age:76)
Hometown: Hastings, Florida, USA
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 .