Al Ross

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Name: Young Al Ross
Alias: Young Ross, Sgt Al
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pro Boxer: Record

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  • Managed by Clem Vance.
  • Was also known as Bombardier Ross during and immediately after the Great War.
  • Sometime in July of 1918 Ross won a 10 round decision over heavyweight Jack Clements at the army base near Pettawawa, Ontario.
  • A bout was scheduled between Ross and Canada Joe Grimm at Drumheller Alberta for May 24, 1919. The result is unknown.
  • Ross' supporters claimed he was the best middleweight in Canada and thus entitled to that championship though Frank Barrieau of Vancouver also claimed it, as did Roddy MacDonald of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Bill McKinnon of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
  • Like many pro boxers in rural Canada during the first half of the 20th century, Ross experienced periods of inactivity due to the simple fact that most cards were held when the local populace had spare time on their hands, usually in winter.