Ray Arcel trained 20 World boxing champions--his first in 1923 and his most recent in 1982. In 1934, five of his fighters won World titles. Ray was elected to Ring Magazine’s Boxing Hall of Fame in 1982 (the first trainer), and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.
Arcel handled over two-thousand fighters during his 70-year ring career , and none of them was ever seriously hurt. His World champions are: Frankie Genaro (Flyweight, 1923), Abe Goldstein (Bantamweight, 1924). Charlie Phil Rosenberg (Bantamweight, 1925), Jackie "Kid" Berg (Welterweight, 1930), Lou Brouillard (Middleweight, 1933), Teddy Yarosz (Middleweight, 1934), Barney Ross (Lightweight, 1933, and Welterweight, 1934), Sixto Escobar (Bantamweight, 1934), Bob Olin (Light-Heavyweight, 1934), James J. Braddock (Heavyweight, 1934), Tony Marino (Bantamweight, 1936), Freddie Steele (Middleweight, 1937), Ceferino Garcia (Middleweight, 1939), Billy Soose (Middleweight, 1941), Tony Zale (Middleweight, 1946), Ezzard Charles (Heavyweight, 1950), Kid Gavilan (Welterweight, 1951), Roberto Duran (Lightweight, 1972, and Welterweight, 1980), and Larry Holmes (Heavyweight, 1982).
Ray-trained champions Barney Ross, Tony Zale, Ezzard Charles, Jackie Berg, Sixto Escobar, Frankie Genaro, Ceferino Garcia and Kid Gavilan are in Ring Magazine’s Boxing Hall of Fame. Berg, Ross, and Charley Phil Rosenberg are in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.