Ronnie Harris (Canton)

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Name: Ronnie Harris
Alias: Mazel
Birth Name: Ronald Woodson Harris
Hometown: Canton, Ohio, USA
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 178cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Managers: Mike Jones and Dennis Rappaport

Career Review

Ronnie "Mazel" Harris is a follower of the Jewish Faith. One day while doing roadwork, Harris was hit by a car. He claimed that he was asked to forget the whole thing by a member of the clergy. Harris said he became religiouly lost, until he stumbled into a Jewish Temple. Harris changed his faith and took the nickname Mazel which means good luck. He also wore a Star of David on his boxing trunks.

There are photos of Harris wearing a Hebrew skullcap in the ring. He even brought a law suit against promoters in New York who had pro fights on a Friday Night; the Sabbath, a night in which Harris could not work.

Harris was undefeated for years, but had a dull style. He was not a fan favorite, but was highly respected for his ring skills.

== AMATEUR CAREER =========
  • 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist at 132 pounds. 1966, 1967, and 1968 National AAU Lightweight champion.

Olympic results

1968 (as a lightweight)