Tom Ringer took part in his first ABA Championship in 1904, and two years later was crowned bantamweight champion, after beating the holder Wally Webb. Defeated by William Cotterill of Birmingham in the semi-final in 1907, Ringer stepped up a division in 1908 and won his second title, after beating Charley Morris in the final, to take the featherweight crown. At the Olympic Games a few months later, Ringer lost a decision
to Richard Gunn in the semi-final, in what was the best bout of the featherweight competition. Ringer fought as a professional between 1910-17, and later became a boxing trainer.