"Fighting was invariably part of the culture and where there was fighting there was Ralph.
Although of small stature Ralph was not the guy to start a fight with. Many a club goer chose a confrontation with him to impress a girl or his friends with. This was a mistake.
Ralph's reputation grew as he never backed down from a challenge. He wasn't a bully but if you messed with him it was showtime.
Competing or fighting was similar to him; a challenge to be won. Even training was a test of him against you and there were no 'friendly rolls'.
It all mattered and if you were to beat him he would come at you daily and harder until he broke you down and beat you.
One time we overheard of a guy at the beach who was kicking everyone's ass and making life miserable for people. Ralph immediately took up the challenge to confront the guy. Upon arriving at the beach he found out the guy being spoken of was him!"