BORN; MAY 15, 1945
WHERE; BAKERSFIELD, CALIF.
NATIONALITY; IRISH AMERICAN
Weight (Pro Career) 183lbs to 205lbs
Record (pro) 53-9-4 33 KO's
Co-Managers; Jack Quarry
Jerry Quarry first put on a pair of boxing gloves when he was three years
old. By the time he was eight, he had won the Jr, Golden Gloves- 45lb
Champion. he continued in the amateurs until 1964 when he culminated a
great amateur career by winning the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight
Championship and was the Tournaments most outstanding fighter. He set
a record that is still standing today. Jerry won the title by knocking
all five opponents out in three days.
Under the watchful eyes of his co-managers, his dad and veteran fight
manager Johnnie Flores, Jerry turned pro in May of 1965. He ran off 12
wins in a row before running into Tony Doyle and was held to his first
draw. He also had two draws with Tony Alongi. His first loss came in his
20th pro bout, against a tough veteran Eddie machen. his loss was attributed
to poor conditioning and at the time Jerry promised that poor conditioning
would never cost him another loss. He beat Joey Orbillo, Alex Miteff,
Billy Daniels, Floyd Patterson, Buster Mathis, Brian London, Jack Bodell,
Mac Foster, Ron Lyle, Thad Spencer just to name a few.
Jerry lost a disputed 15 round decision to Jimmy Ellis for the WBA version
of the Heavyweight title that was stripped away from Muhammad Ali.
Boxing Illustrated named Jerry the most popular professional boxer in
the world in 1968,1969 and in 1970 was tied with Muhammad Ali to share
the honor. Jerry fought Muhammad Ali in what was billed as the return
of the champ. jerry got cut early in the fight and received eighteen stitches
plus the loss.
Jerry came along in a boxing era that many considered
to be the best of all time. In the middle 70's Jerry managed him self
and was trained by Gil Clancy. jerry continued to fight off and on until
his last fight in 1992. From 1964 to 1992, 28 years 53-9-4 33 ko's
NOW JERRY IS FIGHTING TO HELP ALL ATHLETES WHO BECOME INJURED FROM BLUNT
FORCE TRAUMA AND SUFFER FROM BRAIN DAMAGE.