Mike Quarry

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Mike Quarry
Statistics
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States American
Born (1951-03-04)March 4, 1951
Died June 11, 2006(2006-06-11) (aged 55)
La Habra, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 82
Wins 63
Wins by KO 17
Losses 13
Draws 6

Michael Wayne "Mike" Quarry (March 4, 1951 – June 11, 2006)[1][2] was a light heavyweight boxer. He had a record of 63–13–6 including 17 knockouts during his career.[3][4][5]

Mike Quarry was born in Bakersfield, California. He began boxing at the age of 8 and obtained his license to fight as an amateur at 17. He tried to emulate his older brother Jerry Quarry, a renowned heavyweight fighter. "[Mike] always felt like he didn't have his own identity," Robert Pearson, his brother-in-law, told the Los Angeles Times. "At one time Michael said, 'They might as well put on my epitaph: Here lies Jerry Quarry's little brother.'" He had his one chance at a title shot in 1972, when he went up against Bob Foster for the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light heavyweight crowns. Quarry lost on a fourth-round knockout.[6][7][7][8]

Mike Quarry died at age 55 in La Habra, California. His death was attributed to pugilistic dementia, which had also caused his brother Jerry's death.[9][2] Mike Quarry's grave is in Shafter, California in Shafter Cemetery.

Professional boxing record[edit]

62 Wins (16 knockouts, 46 decisions), 13 Losses (5 knockouts, 8 decisions), 6 Draws [10]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 4–3 United States Blufort Spencer PTS 8 27/08/1982 Virginia Crystal City, Virginia, United States
Loss 53–15–1 Jamaica Bunny Johnson TKO 7 08/02/1981 Australia Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Win 10–7 United States Alvin Dominey PTS 10 30/08/1980 Nevada Hyatt, Incline Village, Nevada, United States
Win 5–4–1 United States Pascual Ramirez KO 8 23/11/1979 Nevada Hyatt, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–2–1 United States Tommy Evans TKO 8 12/07/1978 California Oakland, California, United States
Draw 11–2 United States Kevin "Silent Bob" Smith PTS 10 13/06/1978 New Jersey Ice World, Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Loss 6–8–1 United States Pete McIntyre KO 5 10/03/1978 California San Diego Coliseum, San Diego, California, United States McIntyre knocked out at 1:54 of the fifth round.
Win 64–28–7 Canada Ron "Burnaby Brawler" Wilson SD 10 24/02/1978 California San Diego Coliseum, San Diego, California, United States
Draw 19–4–1 United States Ned Hallacy PTS 10 24/01/1978 Kansas Wichita, Kansas, United States
Loss 29–3–3 United States Mike Rossman RTD 6 11/05/1977 New York (state) Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States
Win 4–8 United States Fred Wallace PTS 10 23/03/1977 Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Loss 27–3–3 United States Mike Rossman MD 10 11/12/1976 Nevada The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 45–47, 45–46, 46–46.
Win 22–14–3 United States Tom "The Bomb" Bethea UD 10 30/10/1976 Nevada The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 47–44, 48–44, 47–45.
Win 37–28–3 United States Eddie "Red Top" Owens UD 10 05/10/1976 Pennsylvania Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 17–5–2 United States Tony "Gang" Greene PTS 10 24/08/1976 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States 46–48, 47–43.
Win 9–11 United States Billy "Nitro" Freeman KO 8 03/08/1976 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 4–25 United States Sylvester Wilder TKO 5 22/06/1976 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 8–3 United States Chuck Warfield PTS 10 08/06/1976 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 15–5–3 United States Nat Gates SD 10 11/05/1976 New Mexico Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 22–1–1 United States Mike Rossman UD 10 30/09/1975 New York (state) Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 9–12–1 Puerto Rico Tony Santiago SD 10 09/09/1975 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 11–1 United States "Boxing" Pedro Soto MD 10 25/07/1975 Nevada Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 45–45, 43–45, 44–46.
Win 15–18–1 United States Vernon "Sledgehammer" McIntosh TKO 6 08/07/1975 Florida Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 15–17 United States Vernon "Sledgehammer" McIntosh UD 10 03/06/1975 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 24–2 Mexico Yaqui Lopez UD 10 14/05/1975 California Stockton, California, United States
Win 28–8–4 United States Melvin Mott UD 12 21/04/1975 Texas Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, United States Texas Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 43–30–1 United States Bobby Rascon PTS 10 17/02/1975 Texas Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 45–9–2 Puerto Rico Jose "King" Roman UD 10 03/01/1975 Florida Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 10–0 United States "Boxing" Pedro Soto UD 8 09/12/1974 New York (state) Felt Forum, New York City, United States 5–3, 5–3, 6–2.
Win 43–29–1 United States Bobby Rascon UD 10 26/11/1974 New Mexico Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 36–18–3 United States Karl Zurheide UD 10 21/05/1974 Texas Jones Hall, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 21–4–2 Canada Gary Summerhays SD 12 10/04/1974 Florida Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 44–3–1 South Africa Pierre Fourie PTS 10 02/03/1974 South Africa Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 41–26–1 United States Bobby Rascon UD 10 15/02/1974 New Mexico Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 45–10 United States Brian Kelly Burden UD 10 05/02/1974 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, United States
Win 35–17–3 United States Karl Zurheide UD 10 18/12/1973 Wisconsin Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 25–5–1 United Kingdom Chris Finnegan PTS 10 13/11/1973 England Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom 97–100.
Loss 42–12–8 United States Andy "Scappoose Express" Kendall MD 10 03/10/1973 Florida Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida, United States
Draw 32–5–1 United States "Irish" Billy Wagner PTS 12 21/07/1973 New York (state) Felt Forum, New York City, United States American Light Heavyweight Title. 5–6, 8–4, 6–6.
Loss 66–5–1 Denmark Tom Bogs UD 10 10/05/1973 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Draw 27–7 United States Hal "TNT" Carroll PTS 10 23/04/1973 New York (state) Felt Forum, New York City, United States 5–5, 4–5, 8–1.
Win 8–3–1 United States Walter "Snake" White UD 10 04/04/1973 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 32–12–3 United States Ray "Windmill" White UD 12 29/01/1973 California Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, United States California Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 30–20 United States Paul Kasper TKO 5 11/01/1973 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the fifth round.
Draw 12–17 United States Frank "Bob" Evans PTS 10 12/12/1972 Florida Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States 46–46, 48–46, 45–47.
Loss 47–5 United States Bob Foster KO 4 27/06/1972 Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBA/WBC World Light Heavyweight Titles.
Win 16–12 United States "Ground" Chuck Hamilton TKO 8 03/04/1972 California Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:15 of the eighth round..
Win 13–6–3 United States Tommy Hicks UD 10 10/03/1972 New York (state) Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States 8–2, 7–3, 10–0.
Win 33–6–2 United States Jimmy "The Cat" Dupree TD 5 29/10/1971 California Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, United States NABF Light Heavyweight Title. 3–1, 2–1, 2–2.
Win 15–11 United States "Ground" Chuck Hamilton UD 10 14/08/1971 California Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, United States
Win 12–5–3 United States Amado Vasquez TKO 9 31/05/1971 California Baseball park, National City, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the ninth round.
Win 46–12–5 Canada Ron "Burnaby Brawler" Wilson UD 10 15/05/1971 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States 7–3, 7–1, 6–3.
Win 3–8–1 United States Hill Chambers SD 10 28/04/1971 Nevada Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 47–45, 48–45, 45–47.
Win 4–10 United States Larry "Sea" Cruz KO 1 13/04/1971 Nevada Sahara Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, United States
Win 44–10–5 Canada Ron "Burnaby Brawler" Wilson MD 10 27/02/1971 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States 6–4, 6–2, 4–4.
Win 29–7–7 United States Andy "Scappoose Express" Kendall MD 10 23/01/1971 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States 6–2, 6–2, 4–4.
Win 12–3–2 United States Amado Vasquez UD 10 19/12/1970 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States 8–2, 8–2, 8–1.
Win 7–4–1 Mexico Enrique Villareal TKO 9 14/11/1970 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:36 of the ninth round.
Win 5–3–1 Puerto Rico Ray Ayala MD 10 17/06/1970 New York (state) Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States
Win 41–5 Wales Eddie Avoth UD 10 06/06/1970 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States 5–3, 5–3, 4–2.
Win 1–2–1 United States Jesse Jerome Hill PTS 10 25/04/1970 California Santa Barbara, California, United States
Win 12–6 United States Filifili Alaiasa PTS 8 24/03/1970 Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 9–10–3 United States George "Moonport Mauler" Holden UD 8 03/03/1970 Florida Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1–2 United States Bob Matthews PTS 6 19/02/1970 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 9–13–6 United States "King" George Thomas UD 8 26/01/1970 California Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 3–1 Puerto Rico Ruben Figueroa SD 8 31/10/1969 New York (state) Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States
Win 6–1 United States Teddy "Bear" Murray UD 8 21/10/1969 Florida Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 6–3–3 United States George "Moonport Mauler" Holden TKO 7 14/10/1969 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 16–3 United States Vidal Flores PTS 8 09/10/1969 Wisconsin La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–5–1 United States Dean Whitlock TKO 6 06/10/1969 Minnesota Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 4–4–1 United States Jeff "Berlin" Wall KO 3 18/09/1969 Washington (state) Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 5–5 United States Ken Watkins UD 6 09/09/1969 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Win 9–12–6 United States "King" George Thomas PTS 8 03/09/1969 California Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, United States
Win 5–4 United States Ken Watkins PTS 6 15/08/1969 California Arena, San Bernardino, California, United States
Win -- Larry Gregg KO 2 11/08/1969 Minnesota Aldrich Arena, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win 2–0 Puerto Rico Ruben Figueroa MD 6 23/06/1969 New York (state) Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States 2–2, 3–2, 3–2.
Win 33–35–6 United States Ernie Gipson TKO 5 27/05/1969 California Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California, United States
Win 4–14–1 United States LaVerne Williams KO 3 19/05/1969 California San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, United States
Win 0–1 United States Bob Matthews PTS 6 13/05/1969 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Win 0–1 United States Butch McCarthy KO 1 29/04/1969 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States McCarthy knocked out at 1:53 of the first round.
Win -- United States "Boxing" James Dick UD 5 18/04/1969 California Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael W. Quarry at Find a Grave
  2. ^ a b Springer, Steve (June 13, 2006). "Mike Quarry, 55; Boxer Fought in His Brother's Shadow". The Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ "Mike Quarry, 55, Light-Heavyweight Boxer, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Former light heavyweight boxer Mike Quarry dies". Espn.go.com. 2006-06-12. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Jet". Books.google.co.uk. 1972-07-13. p. 54. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  6. ^ "The Rugged Man talks to Bob Foster – Ring TV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  7. ^ a b Arne K. Lang. "Prizefighting: An American History". Books.google.co.uk. p. 161. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  8. ^ Steve Springer; Blake Chavez. "Hard Luck: The Triumph and Tragedy of "Irish" Jerry Quarry". Books.google.co.uk. p. 130. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  9. ^ "Boxer Mike Quarry dies at 55 – philly-archives". Articles.philly.com. 2006-06-13. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  10. ^ "Mike Quarry". BoxRec.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 

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