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Jerry Quarry

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Biography

Bakersfield, California, USA
"Irish" Jerry Quarry said it himself, "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride". Quarry had the "bad" luck that his professional boxing career occurred during the 1960s and 1970s, when the division was "packed" with some of the greatest heavyweights in history. Trained by his father, Jack Quarry, to be a boxer as a child. Jerry went on to capture the National Golden Gloves Amateur Heavyweight Championship, setting an amateur record by knocking out 5 straight opponents. Dubbed "The Great White Hope" (a title he hated), Quarry began his career with 20 straight victories. Read more...

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HBO Boxing 1973

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Facing Ali 2009

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