Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Fight Poster – Jimmy Ralston, Dick Topinko, Vince “Gator” Cala and Al Quinney.
Jimmy Ralston was inducted into the Buffalo Veterans Boxers Association Ring 44 Hall of Fame in 2000. I spoke with former Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres that same evening. Ralston was also honored for his contributions to the sport of boxing in Buffalo New York.
Photo of Jimmy Ralston at the Boxing Ring 44 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Here is a nice photo of Jimmy Ralston. His trainer, a guy named Vernis “Spats” Simpson, was another legend in the Boxing world. He taught Jimmy the “Sweet Science” in the basement of a Riverside housing project. Jimmy Ralston was ranked seventh in the world in the 1960’s, when the boxing was teeming with talent.
Montano was a tough guy, (photo below), Boxing Promoter Don Elbaum brought him to our house several days before the fight with Jimmy Ralston. Jimmy had too much firepower for Montano. Tony retired shortly after the fight in Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
Jimmy Ralston- Thnaks for the Memories!