Originally Posted by lora
What do you think of Ralph as a fighter and puncher, Al.
He wasn't a natural talent, but i think he's a bit forgotten as a solid contender now, even in Britain.More than good enough offensive fighter to have been one of the better Welters of the past decade anyway.He was more skilled than Colin Jones, though probably not quite as hard hitting.
I think he was a good fighter in his day but his record might be a bit thin in real world class opponents. Being European champ in those days gave you a good automatic rating in the world top 10. From what I remember he gave Napoles a decent fight until Jose got into his stride. I think I would of fancied Stracey and Dave Green over him, Jones too, who's boxing ability is a bit underrated because of that punch. Jones showed some great head movement in those McCrory fights who was a pretty sharp shooter.