Ray Campbell compiled an enviable record of 70 wins against only nine losses during his amateur boxing career. He began fighting in 1952 with the Mount Holly, N.C. team coached by T.L. McManus.
Campbell won tournaments in both Carolinas, including the Carolinas AAU Tournament in Greenville, S.C. and the Tri-State Tournament in High Point. He fought approximately 50 bouts during a stint in the military, losing only once. After his period in the service, he won amateur titles in Charlotte (2), Lenoir, Hamlet (2), Mount Holly (2), Newton (2), High Point, and Gastonia. Altogether, he won more than a dozen amateur titles throughout the Carolinas and became a two-time Carolinas Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion (’58, ’59.)
Campbell and his wife, Delores, are the parents of three daughters, and they have five grandchildren. He worked most of his career as an automobile mechanic and in factory maintenance. Campbell lives in Mount Holly where he is retired from Kysor Carolina Metal Products.