Raymond Anthony Mercer is a former professional boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist. In boxing he competed from 1989 to 2008, and held the WBO heavyweight title from 1991 to 1992. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics. AS a mixed Martial Artist, Mercer is known for scoring an upset one-punch knockout victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in 2009. Ray and his wife Kim live in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Ray had epic fights with Lennox Lewis, Larry Holmes, Tommy Morrison, Bert Cooper, and Evander Holyfield to name a few.

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