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  Bronx Bomber Still Fighting For His Peers – Alex Ramos Interview
Eastside Boxing  - Inteview by Tony Nobbs - July 30, 2008

He was once a “Tomorrow's Champion”, one of a group of outstanding US prospects coming out of the early eighties, but today Alex Ramos is a hero to many of yesterday's Champions who have fell on hard times after their money earning nights in the ring.  Full Story

 

  Former Olympic Gold Medalist, Andrew Maynard, Knocked Down by Hurricane Dolly –Could Use a Hand Up
By Boxing Insider -  July 31, 2008

[Simi Valley, CA] The Retired Boxers Foundation spoke to Andrew Maynard this afternoon at his home in Harlingen, Texas, hard hit last week by Hurricane Dolly. Andrew’s home is fine, but it’s the gym he worries about and the kids who now have no place to go. When asked what he needs to keep the place open, Maynard said, “4 pairs of 16 ounce....Full Story

 

  The 2nd Annual Boxing & Jazz Awards
Press Release - March 31, 2008 

The 2008 Gala will honor boxing legends Ken Norton, Howard Davis, Jr., Marlon “Magic Man” Starling, George Chuvalo, Hector “Macho” Camacho, “Irish” Mickey Ward, Alex “The Bronx Bomber “ Ramos (Founder of the Retired Boxers Foundation), “Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Boxing Trainer, Ronnie Shields.   Full Press Release 

 

  Thoughts on Boxing, Boxers and Fights
August 31, 2008

An L.A. Fight Fan's Perspective on Boxing's Past and Present -Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos-Founder and President   Photos

 

  Please Pray for Alex Ramos Champion for all ex-fighters - now fighting for his own life.
By Mike Indri - August 29, 2008

Hundreds of phone calls each year come into the (805) 955-9064 home of former USBA middleweight champion Alex Ramos. MOST are from current or retired boxers that have fallen on hard times.MANY of these calls from Alex's boxing brothers can't or won't even be followed up with a "thank-you" call after receiving   Full Story

 

  Middleweight Bout Offers Nunn Title Shot and Ramos, Respect
Los Angeles Times / Steve Springer - November 21, 1986

For all Michael Nunn has accomplished in boxing--19 wins in 19 pro fights, including 12 knockouts, after a 168-8 mark as an amateur and a spot as an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team--he has never held a title.  Nor has he ever gone 12 rounds. Both could happen tonight. Indeed, one may be necessary to gain the other.   Full Story

 

  Petition for the Professional Boxers Pension Plan
Press Release - October 31, 2007

The Retired Boxers Foundation is proud to announce an online petition asking all sports fans to sign their names to the petition that proposes a $1 surcharge on every boxing ticket sold for professional boxing, for the purpose of initiating a nationwide Professional Boxers Pension Plan. The petition is located...Full Story

 

  Ramos' Finest Fight: Starting Foundation; Ex-boxer untiring in efforts, has found support 
By Michael Rosenthal/Daily News - 2007

Deep in the heart of scenic Simi Valley, one can only visualize a life of tranquility and peace, far from the high profile buzz saw of activities, typical of Los Angeles. Simi Valley would also be an unlikely place most would think of in terms of finding a resident from the world's sports mega-celebrity ranks.  Full Story

 

  Alex Ramos: Give Mike Tyson a Chance to Rehabilitate
January 5, 2007

Open Letter By Alex Ramos: I am the founder and president of the Retired Boxers Foundation. Our mission is to assist retired professional boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring, to a dignified retirement. We are writing this letter of support for Mike Tyson, who is a friend. Needless to say, public perception of the retired champion is based on what they read or what they see .  Full Details

 

  Small Boxing Club with Hall of Fame Supporters.
Fort Smith Boxing Association announces 2006 Honorary Board Members
By Keith Terceira - January 2, 2006

Arkansas' Fort Smith Boxing Assn. located at 2515 Midland Ave, at the Merit Gym has gotten a big boost of support from the boxing community. In November of this year it elected as president boxing writer, and historian Keith Terceira who also coaches and functions as the Mid-South Representative for the Retired...Full Story
 

  “Irish” Micky Ward to Host 3rd Annual -Retired Boxers Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament
RBF Press Release- August 1, 2006

[Simi Valley, CA] The Retired Boxers Foundation is please to announce that the Annual Retired Boxers Foundation Golf Tournament will officially change the tournament name to the “Irish Micky Ward Celebrity Golf Classic,” beginning with the 3rd Annual Tournament on August 28th, 2006, at the Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, MA.   “Irish” Micky Ward, former WBU Light Welterweight World Champion, was appointed to the Retired Boxers Foundation Honorary Board Full Story

 

  Simi Valley family helps boxer win his toughest fight
By Kyle Jorrey - July 21, 2006

For former middleweight boxing champion Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos, it was a moment far more humbling than any of his 10 career defeats.  Seated in the living room of the Simi Valley home where he had been welcomed off the streets, Ramos listened as hosts Jacquie and Reggie Richardson and their teenage son, Jay, challenged him to get help for the substance abuse problem that had plagued...Full Story

 

  Ring 8 Pictures

A Large Selection of Photographs featuring staff and family of  Photos  SubstanceCollectables.Com with boxers and athletes at various events and functions.
 
 

  Peter Lerner “Walks the Talk” for Retired Professional Boxers
KO Corner - December 15, 2006

The American based charity set up by former world middleweight title challenger Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos—the Retired Boxers Foundation—helps boxers who were celebrated while they battled in the ring – but are now struggling with ill health, finances and their retirement. Ramos, the Founder and  Full Story

 

  Retired Boxers Foundation promotes Rick Schroder’s Movie: 'Black Cloud'
By Retired Boxers Foundation -March 11, 2005

Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos, Founder and President of the Retired Boxers Foundation, announced today that the Retired Boxers Foundation is undertaking an unusual tact to promote the true heart and soul of boxing by publicly supporting Actor Rick Schroder’s directorial debut of an inspiring drama—“Black Cloud.” Black Cloud is a movie about boxing, a real drama of “life in the flesh.” .  Full Story

 

  Retired Boxers Foundation - "Undisputed Champions for Dignity!"
By Nigel Clarke - January 3, 2005

Boxingtalk's Nigel Clarke recently spoke with Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos of the Retired Boxers Foundation. In this informative and emotional interview, Alex and his assistant Jacquie Richardson, provide details on the Retired Boxers Foundation and the many ways they are helping retired fighters. If you're a boxer or a fan of the sport, you don't want to miss this interview. Full Story
 

  Alex Ramos Director of Boxing Committee for Hombre TV
By The Sweet Science - January 13, 2005

Hombre TV, the cable television network for Hispanic men, announced today that Alex Ramos, "The Bronx Bomber," has been appointed Director of its Special Committee for Boxing. Ramos, a retired professional boxer with more than thirty years in the boxing industry brings the perspective of both the young boxer and the Hispanic fans that closely follow the sport..  Full Story

 

  Open Letter to the Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Jerry Abramson
By Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos - July 11, 2004

Dear Honorable Governor Fletcher and Mayor Abramson: The Retired Boxers Foundation is a small nonprofit organization founded by retired professional boxer, Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos for the purpose of assisting retired professional boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified retirement. Part of our mission is also to educate the public about the sport of boxing and  Full Story
 

  The Champion of Dignity
By Les Rivera -Published on LatinoLA: March 9, 2003

Deep in the heart of scenic Simi Valley, one can only visualize a life of tranquility and peace, far from the high profile buzz saw of activities, typical of Los Angeles. Simi Valley would also be an unlikely place most would think of in terms of finding a resident from the world's sports mega-celebrity ranks.  Full Story

 


  Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos Takes On The Teamsters
By Fiona Manning - laprensa-sandiego.org - May 23, 2003

For all Michael Nunn has accomplished in boxing--19 wins in 19 pro fights, including 12 knockouts, after a 168-8 mark as an amateur and a spot as an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team--he has never held a title.  Nor has he ever gone 12 rounds. Both could happen tonight. Indeed, one may be necessary to gain the other.  Full Story
 

  Up Close and Personal with Mississippi Retired Boxers Foundation Representative, Brad Cooney
By "Bad" Brad Berkwitt May 25, 2003

Boxing is such a unique sport in the sense that it draws in so many diversified people. People such as Brad Cooney, who is the Mississippi Representative for the Retired Boxers Foundation (RBF). Cooney, a Mahopac, New York native, contacted me a couple of years ago when he was interested in reaching former Heavyweight Title Challenger “Gentlemen” Gerry Cooney. Full Story

 

  GoldenPalace.com to Help Fund Retired Boxers Foundation
July 10, 2002

Los Angeles -- The Retired Boxers Foundation--founded by Alex 'The Bronx Bomber' Ramos, former USBA Middleweight Champion (1984), 1986 California Middleweight Champion, member of the USA Boxing Team (1978-80) and one of NBC's Tomorrow's Champions--is dedicated to ensuring that boxers are taken care of after their professional careers are over....Full Story

 

  The Retired Boxers Foundation and AutographedToYou.com
at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills
 July 10, 2002

On July 10, 2002 the Retired Boxers Foundation and AutographedToYou.com gave their first major media press conference at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills. More than 200 guests showed up to celebrate and support the RBF, founded by Boxing Hall of Famer, Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos and Jacquie Richardson, and ATY, founded by Byron Lancaster and J.B. Seligman.   Full Story

 

  2002 Brown's Boxing Cards complete set - Alex Ramos in Collection

One of the last very limited (under 2000 sets produced) releases of a Brown's Boxing card set. The only boxing set (and most limited) which was released on a regular yearly basis. Johnnie Brown has once again found some gems to include in the premier boxing set in the World. Complete set of 32 Cards includes: List of Fighters in collection
 

  Real Ramos now back on track after problems
By Ed Shuyler Jr. /Associated Press - August 20, 2000

NEW YORK - Alex Ramos went from amateur star and pro middleweight to street bum. He then picked himself up and has dedicated his life to helping down-and-out ex-boxers. His comeback to dignity, however, was hurt by a phony. The 39-year-old Ramos served time..... Full Story

 

  Boxer Takes On New Fight: Reclaiming His Identity
Los Angeles Times - October 1, 2000

NEW YORK — Alex Ramos was a born fighter. By choice or by circumstance, inside the ring or out, he could be nothing else.  Reared in the blighted South Bronx, he escaped via the boxing ring. A four-time Golden Gloves winner, the middleweight contender swapped jabs with Michael Nunn and gibes with Howard Cosell. When he wound up in jail, an alcoholic and drug addict, Ramos fought on.  Full Story

 

  Former world champion middleweight boxer to make local appearance
By Paynes Ville Area - July 28, 1999

Former USBA Middleweight Champion, Alex ÔThe Bronx Bomber' Ramos will appear on Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the seminar room at Paynesville Area High School. Ramos will talk about the sport of boxing, including his own twenty-two year career encompassing nearly 300 amateur and professional bouts, his USBA Middleweight Championship (1984), his California Middleweight..Full Story 

 

  Fighting WITH Conviction : Boxer Ramos Vows to Right His Career After Prison Term
Los Angeles Times - October 28, 1990

The former U.S. Olympic team member who had grown into a hard-punching middleweight began his pro career by knocking out two opponents within 16 days. He gained attention in 1988 when he knocked out two men in the same night, but the problem was that he was not wearing boxing gloves at the time. And the two men he flattened were not wearing boxing trunks but neatly...Full Story

 

  Boxer Alex Ramos Is Jailed After Incident in Pico Rivera
Los Angeles Times - February 28, 1988

Former U.S. Boxing Assn. middleweight title-holder Alex Ramos was not injured when Los Angeles County deputies shot at him after he allegedly attacked a female roommate, authorities said.  Ramos, 27, was arrested late Friday and booked early Saturday for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, kidnaping and false imprisonment. He was jailed at the sheriff's department Pico Rivera office in lieu of $160,000 bail, Deputy Roger Hom said.  Full Story

 

  Ramos Snaps Starks' Streak With Decision
Los Angeles Times - December 4, 1987

Alex Ramos, making his first appearance as a junior middleweight, won a unanimous 10-round decision over Rod Starks Thursday night in the main event at the Irvine Marriott in front of 1,100.  Ramos, who was the middleweight on the 1980 Olympic team, ended the five-fight win streak of Starks, who was making his first appearance in a main event. Ramos....Full Story

 

  Alex Ramos Plans to Write an Ending to His Story With Victory Over Michael Nunn
Los Angeles Times - November 12, 1986
 

It is becoming a familiar story in sports: Boy meets drugs. Boy likes drugs. Boy likes drugs too much. Boy loses career. Boy sees the light.  Familiarity, however, need not breed contempt. No matter how many times it is told, the story remains poignant.
The latest to tell it is Alex Ramos, a middleweight who enjoyed an incredible amateur career (198 wins in 207 fights with 168 knockouts), turned pro at age 19 and never flinched, winning his first 18 professional fights.  Full Story
 

  Sibbo vs. Collins: A Blast From the Past (Mentions Ramos getting robbed when Collins had a draw with him
by Ted Sares

He [John Collins] could put you to sleep with a right hand. --Tim Kane He's got a big mouth. --Hagler on Sibson I don't know where he got that from, unless he's just using it to psych himself up . . . All I've said was that I'm excited about fighting him because I think he's the best middleweight-A mystified Sibson on Hagler Writer's opinion in article about Alex Ramos getting robbed when he fought Collins

 

  Middleweight Bout Offers Nunn Title Shot and Ramos, Respect
Los Angeles Times / Steve Springer - November 21, 1986

For all Michael Nunn has accomplished in boxing--19 wins in 19 pro fights, including 12 knockouts, after a 168-8 mark as an amateur and a spot as an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team--he has never held a title.  Nor has he ever gone 12 rounds. Both could happen tonight. Indeed, one may be necessary to gain the other.   Full Story

 

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