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Ricky Young
BornJuly 7th, 1960
Savannah, Georgia
Years active  1983 - 1986
Home townHarlem, New York

Ricky Young is an American former professional super lightweight boxer from New York City, who had 21 fights with 6 KO's and 17 wins..[1]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Ricky Young, (born July 7th, 1960), spent most of his early life in a housing project in Harlem. After graduating high school, Young lived with his parents and two younger sisters while working as a carpenter's assistant. Young's father worked as a bookkeeper and his mother worked as a trimmer in a clothing factory.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Young started his career after deciding to start going to the gym to get in shape. Young quickly started to discover his talent for boxing and began to nurture it.[2] Ricky Young says he was influenced by the success of Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali, and used this inspiration to fuel his discipline to train on a daily basis. [3]

Ricky's trainer was Bobby McQuillar, an American former professional lightweight boxer, who had 44 fights with 17 KO's and 38 wins[4]. McQuillar is known for beating three men who went on to hold world titiles, Joe Brown, Jimmy Carter and Sandy Saddler. McQuillar trained Young at Gleason's Gymnasium on West 30th Street and 8th Avenue.

Some of Young's notable fights included a 1986 fight against Buddy McGirt at Madison Square Garden with Mike Tyson on undercard. Young also retired Leroy Haley in 1985 at the Madison Square Garden Felt Forum where Mike Tyson was undercard and co-featured by Iran Barkley. Young also fought Angel Cruz in 1985 at the Madison Square Garden Felt Forum for USA NYS Super Lightweight Title with Iran Barkley on undercard.

After his boxing career, Ricky went on to run the boxing program at Columbia University from 1996 - 2007.

Professional Boxing Record[edit | edit source]

17 Wins (6 knockouts 11 decisions), 4 Losses[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Date Location
Loss 17-4 Vincent Releford UD 1986-12-26 Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City
Win 17-3 David Taylor UD 1986-09-25 Felt Forum, New York
Loss 16-3 James McGirt TKO 1986-05-20 Madison Square Garden, New York
Win 15-2 Leroy Haley PTS 1985-12-06 Felt Forum, New York
Loss 15-2 Angel Cruz UD 1985-11-01 Felt Forum, New York
Win 15-1 David Taylor UD 1985-09-19 Felt Forum, New York
Win 14-1 Vilomar Fernandez SD 1985-06-28 Felt Forum, New York
Win 13-1 Nelson Ortiz MD 1985-04-12 Felt Forum, New York
Win 12-1 Freddie Pendleton SD 1985-01-19 Felt Forum, New York
Win 11-1 Bryant Ware PTS 1984-11-14 Felt Forum, New York
Loss 10-1 Angel Cruz UD 1984-08-23 Felt Forum, New York
Win 10-0 Cumba Valentine KO 1984-08-09 Felt Forum, New York
Win 9-0 Norberto Velez PTS 1984-06-29 Felt Forum, New York
Win 8-0 Rodney Moore TKO 1984-05-25 Felt Forum, New York
Win 7-0 Edgar Rodriguez KO 1984-04-13 Felt Forum, New York
Win 6-0 James Singleton KO 1984-03-12 Felt Forum, New York
Win 5-0 Tony Baldwin KO 1984-02-17 Felt Forum, New York
Win 4-0 Emmett Decker PTS 1984-01-20 Felt Forum, New York
Win 3-0 Greg Brooks PTS 1983-12-02 Ridgewood Grove, Queens
Win 2-0 Terry Young KO 1983-07-29 Brooklyn
Win 1-0 D J Turner KO 1983-05-27 Felt Forum, New York

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "BoxRec". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Berkow, Ira. "Sports of The Times ; An Afternoon In Gleason's Gym". Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. "Ricky Young Spreads The Message". The Campus. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  4. "BoxRec". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2018-06-25.

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