Ray Narh

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Ray Narh
Real name Raymond Akwete Narh
Nickname(s) Sugar Ray
Rated at
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1978-07-21) 21 July 1978 (age 38)
Akotolante, Ghana
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 26
Wins by KO 21
Losses 6

Raymond Akwete "Ray" Narh (born 21 July 1978) is a Ghanaian professional boxer.[1] He is a former WBC–USNBC light welterweight champion.[2] As an amateur, Narh represented Ghana at the 2000 Olympics, reaching the second round of the lightweight bracket before losing to Andreas Kotelnik.

Amateur career[edit]

Narh was a gold medallist in the lightweight category at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He was also a member of the 2000 Ghanaian Summer Olympic team and his cousin Ben Neequaye was also a member of the team.[3] At Sydney, Australia he beat Victor Ramos but then lost to the silver medalist and future WBA Light Welterweight Champion Andriy Kotelnik.[4]

Professional boxing career[edit]

Raymond's only loss was to a then undefeated Kid Diamond.[5]

NABC lightweight champion[edit]

He then beat Jadschi Green to win the North American Boxing Council Lightweight Championship; the bout was held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[6]

In March 2011, Raymond beat Freddie Norwood to retain his WBC USNBC Light Welterweight Championship.[7]

On May 7, 2011 Narh lost to undefeated Mexican-American Mike Alvarado, with the WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Championship on the line.[8] This bout was on Showtime's televised portion of the Pacquiao vs. Mosley undercard.[9][10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

25 Wins (21 knockouts), 2 Losses, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 25-2-0 United States Mike Alvarado TKO 3 (3:00) May 7, 2011 NevadaMGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada For the WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight title.
Win 25-1-0 United States Freddie Norwood UD 10 (10) March 4, 2011 FloridaJostens Center, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Retained his WBC USNBC title


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