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Ray Perez

Full name: Raymond "Ray" Perez
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1 (155 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: January 25, 1939 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Died: March 12, 2013 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Hawaii Youth Organization
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Ray Perez continued to compete as an amateur after the 1956 Olympics, winning the 1957 International Diamond Belt and the 1958 AAU Championship. He turned professional in July 1958, winning his first bout against Charlie Wong by a second-round knockout. In May 1962 Perez won the US professional flyweight title by KO’ing Ray Pachecho in the 12th round. In January 1963 he again defeated Pachecho, this time by TKO in the 8th, to win the North American flyweight crown. Perez later moved to Australia and settled there for the rest of his life, continuing to box. In 1969 he challenged Ken Bradley for the Australian featherweight title but a 15-round draw allowed Bradley to retain the crown. Perez fought his last professional fight in April 1970, losing a 10-round decision to Toro George.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1956-11-28 Dobrescu (ROU) , Perez (USA)
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1956-11-26 Perez (USA) , Majdloch (TCH) decision
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-23 Perez (USA) bye
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