Inducted on October 17, 1976
Joey Ross, who came from Cleveland, Ohio and settled in Hoboken,
N. J. was one of the world’s leading Flyweights. Joey started in 1924 in the punch for pay ranks, and in his first year met fighters like Dodo Jackson, Jimmy Russo, Willie LaMorte, Archie Bell, Bobby Burns, Mickey Lewis and Frankie Dundee.
In a career which ended in 1935 Ross fought over 100 pro bouts. At one time or another he fought seven world’s champions, meeting Frankie Genaro, Al Brown, Corp. Izzy Scwartz (4), Willie LaMorte, Kid Chocolate, Tommy Paul (2) and Tony Marino. He also fought men like: Pete Sanstol, Johnny Vacca, Johnny Breslin, Frenchy Bellanger, Ernie Jarvis, Black Bill, Emil Paluso, Kid Francis, Joe Lucas, Davey Adelman, Billy Kelly, Young Dencio, Scotty McKeon, Bobby Greene, Lew Goldberg, Wee Willie Woods, and many other fistic greats of that era. Years later Joey worked on the Hoboken docks, is now retired and is usually seen on the local fight beat. Eddie Mead managed Joey in the highlite of his career.
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