Raymond Akwete Narh was born in the town of Akotolante, Ghana, though he now boxes from New York. Narh is proud of his roots. He fought as part of the Ghanaian 2000 Olympic team, in the welterweight division. He is also the former North American Boxing Council Lightweight Champion and holds the title of former WBC Light Welterweight champion.
In 1998, Narh earned a gold medal the Commonwealth Games. His only loss as a pro boxer was to the (then) undefeated Kid Diamond. During the 2011 NABC Lightweight Championship, he became the world champion after defeating Jadish Green in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In March he defended his title against Freddie Norwood. Then in May of the same year he lost the title to Mike Alvadero, an undefeated Mexican boxer. The fight was shown on Showtime.
Narh returned to the ring in June 14, 2013, when he fought Ronald Cruz at the Sands Bethlehem Center, located in Pennsylvania. During this welterweight division fight, Narh stayed offensive the whole 10 rounds and won by a unanimous decision. In an interview with Ronald Cruz, the defeated fighter openly admitted that he lost to a faster and sharper fighter. Meanwhile, Ray stated that he had no doubts about his ability to win the fight, as he’s in the best shape of his life and still improving.
His promoters claim Narh isn’t fighting more often because nobody accepts his challenges. Narh has openly called on the biggest names in boxing to fight him during interviews. These included Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan, Timothy Bradley and many others. His overall record is 26-6.