Inducted on November 10, 1994
Ray Wilding was born in 1928 in England. He started boxing in 1946 and had 2 amateur bouts. He turned pro in 1947, and fought 53 bouts. He won 47 lost 4 and 1 no contest, never lost a decision (KO’ed twice cut eye twice). He was northern areas champ in Britain and boxed 65 rounds with Rocky Marciano.
When Lee Savold was in England his manager Bill Daly asked him to come back with him to the states. He had twelve bouts here 11 wins 1 loss.
After retiring from boxing, he started a warterproofing business which is still in operation by his son and son-in-law.
He met his wife Cathy shortly after ariving in the states in 1950. They were married within 2 years. They have 3 children Lisa, Allison & Ray Jr. & 5 grandchildren.
He retired in September 1993.
Ray Wilding was born in 1929, and came from Northwich in Cheshire. He came to prominence down south after winning a novices competition at Watford Town Hall in 1949. He fought from 1947 to 1953, and then had a final bout in early 1956. He compiled a record of 42 (34 KOs) – 4 (4 KOs) – 3, with one no contest, from 50 bouts.
Outside of boxing, he worked as as a clerk on the railway.
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