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Catalog Number 2009.030.113
Description Plaque commemorating Ray Lunny III inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 28, 1991. Plaque includes image of Lunny and a brief biography: "Ray Lunny III was the first San Mateo County-reared boxer to battled for a world's championship. A graduate of San Carlos High School, he was trained by his father, Ray Lunny II, a lightweight contender. / He graduated from high school in 1969 and immediately gained the finals of the Olympic trials before entering the United States Marine Corps. / He won several Golden Gloves and AAU boxing titles before turning professional in 1970. / Among the highlights of his amateur career were two victories over Soviet boxers in competition in Moscow and Minsk, U.S.S.R. / As a professional, he lost only two bouts. He stopped Sammy Goss of Philadelphia in eight reounds to win the North Amercian Boxing Federation junior lightwweight title in 1976. / His final bout as a pro was a losing effort in a title match for the wolrd's junior lightweight crown in Puerto Rico with champion Alfred Escalara."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Ray Lunny III Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 28, 1991
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "B" and a circled "5" handwritten on a white sticker
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Boxing
San Carlos High School
Lunny III, Ray
Subjects Sports
Awards
Boxers (Sports)
People Lunny III, Ray