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It was Dec 10, 1968 and [[Joe Frazier]] was fighting [[Oscar Bonavena]] in Philadelphia (Frazier won a 15-round decision) “I was then an amateur boxer fighting for [[Ralph Tribuani]] on his shows at Fournier Hall” recalled Ron Branch of New Castle, now a pro lightweight. “Ralph took me to Philly to see the Frazier fight and we sat at ringside with [[Rocky Marciano]]. Ralph introduced me to Rocky and explained I was a promising amateur fighter. Rocky shook my hand and said “You look more like an altar boy.”
 
It was Dec 10, 1968 and [[Joe Frazier]] was fighting [[Oscar Bonavena]] in Philadelphia (Frazier won a 15-round decision) “I was then an amateur boxer fighting for [[Ralph Tribuani]] on his shows at Fournier Hall” recalled Ron Branch of New Castle, now a pro lightweight. “Ralph took me to Philly to see the Frazier fight and we sat at ringside with [[Rocky Marciano]]. Ralph introduced me to Rocky and explained I was a promising amateur fighter. Rocky shook my hand and said “You look more like an altar boy.”
  

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Name: Ron Branch
Alias: Ronnie Branch
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Boxing Record: click

It was Dec 10, 1968 and Joe Frazier was fighting Oscar Bonavena in Philadelphia (Frazier won a 15-round decision) “I was then an amateur boxer fighting for Ralph Tribuani on his shows at Fournier Hall” recalled Ron Branch of New Castle, now a pro lightweight. “Ralph took me to Philly to see the Frazier fight and we sat at ringside with Rocky Marciano. Ralph introduced me to Rocky and explained I was a promising amateur fighter. Rocky shook my hand and said “You look more like an altar boy.”

Source: Sunday News Journal Wilmington, DE 1977

Branch fought on Herman Taylor’s final card on August 15, 1975.