Ray Impelletiere Giant Heavyweight Boxer From Peekskill, New York
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Former fighter Harry Lenny managed young Ray Impelletiere after his graduation from Peekskill High. Impelletiere scored early wins over aging fighters like Charlie Wepner who he completely dominated. He was somewhat disappointing, however, when matched with veteran fighters of skill. Among these were Tommy Loughran. Ray also outboxed Primo Carnera in the early rounds of a 1935 bout in New York.