«Irish» JERRY QUARRY ★★ Most Popular Fighter In The Sport, From 1968 To 1971


Jerry Quarry (May 15, 1945 – January 3, 1999), nicknamed “Irish” or “The Bellflower Bomber”, was an American heavyweight boxer. Quarry was rated by Ring magazine as the most popular fighter in the sport, from 1968 to 1971, during the peak of his career. His most famous bouts were against world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton. His professional career record of 53 wins–9 losses–4 draws included wins over some of the best heavyweights of his era, 1965–75. Quarry also had a remarkably successful amateur boxing career. Also briefly a Hollywood actor, Quarry appeared in a number of television roles, and also played a recurring character on the show Adam-12. His younger brother, Mike Quarry, was also a high-ranked contender in the light heavyweight division
Real name Jerry Quarry
Nickname(s) Irish, The Bellflower Bomber
Weight(s) Heavyweight, Cruiserweight
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality American
Born May 15, 1945
Bakersfield, California
Died January 3, 1999 (aged 53)
Templeton, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 66
Wins 53
Wins by KO 32
Losses 9
Draws 4
No contests 0



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