Excerpt from the Nova Scotia Hall of Fame---
"For followers of boxing,George "Rock-a-bye" Ross is one of the pioneers, having a colorful 11 year career, one that began at the Merchant Seamans Club in Sydney (Cape Breton) in 1942.
Ross came into his own during the 1945 Golden Gloves tournament when he emerged as the welterweight king. Within two years he was middleweight champion of Canada. It was in this division that he impressed, notching 36 wins and one draw before his first defeat. He set up the George Rock-a-bye Ross Amateur Boxing Club in Port Hawkesbury. George Ross was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1983"
This page was last updated: April 8, 2012
George fighting Harry Castles in 1957
George won the fight and he retired from boxing after this fight.
Signing a contract for a fight in Halifax.:
Gussie MacLellan- manager ,trainer
Halifax Alderman -name unknown
George won by a KO.
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Thanks to the Ross Family for their help, also Catherine Urquhart
George was connected to our family through the Campbell family
Lots more pictures of George at this site