Another one of those 1975 WBA Light-Middleweight Champions.
Oscar 'Shotgun' Albarado, from Uvalde, Texas.
Held the WBA Championship from June 1974 thru January 1975
Built with a style like Carlos Palomino.
A 5' 7" Power-Pack, who could brawl, and had a wicked left hook and right cross.
Managaed by Harry Kabafoff, and trained by Jesse Reid.
At age 17 1/2 - Turned professional in May 1966 as a 137 lb. Light-Welterweight.
By 1968, was competing at Welterweight, and was 'listed' as a - 'Can't Miss Welterweight Contender'.
By September 1968, had moved his record to 19-0-0 (15 KO's), and was ranked as the #17 Welterweight.
In his first 'big fight', on September 30, 1968 - the 20 year-old 'Shotgun' starched (KO 1) the
'highly talented' and swift-boxing Californian - Lonnie Harris (18-3-1).