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JERRY QUARRY
Biography

BORN; MAY 15, 1945
WHERE; BAKERSFIELD, CALIF.
NATIONALITY; IRISH AMERICAN
Weight (Pro Career) 183lbs to 205lbs
Height 6'
Record (pro) 53-9-4 33 KO's
Co-Managers; Jack Quarry
Johnny Flores

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.