Inducted on November 10, 1989
On July 10, 1938,Ralph Citro walked into the YMCA in Youngstown, Ohio
with Tony Janiero. Ralph got bit by the boxing to New Jersey late In 1939 and has resided there ever since. He boxed as an amateur in Ohio, New Jersey and in the All Pacific Tournament while a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
When he returned from the service in. 1946, he made an attempt to return to boxing; but did not pursue a career as a pro. As an amateur, he complied an
Continuing in the game, he has owned and operated gyms on three different occasions. He has been a Manager, Trainer and Cutman. Also, he was a matchmaker for former Heavyweight Champion Jersey Joe Walcott. Later on, he was co-promoter on several shows.
Since 1982, he has operated as the Central Data Base for all Boxing Commissions and supplied up-to-date records of boxers throughout the world.
He is the author of “So You Want to be a Corner man” and a I fourteen -year member of the WBA, WBC, IBF, USBA and NABF. In addition he is publisher and editor of “Computer Boxing Update” Record Book, Volume 6 now published.
Ralph is considered one of the best cutmen in the business and has worked 54 world championship fights.
A knowledgeable and well-versed boxing person, Ralph is respected throughout the boxing world.