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Old 07-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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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).

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Thursday Night - April 10, 1969 (The Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles)

#6....Hedgemon Lewis......26-1-0 (13 KO's)
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#10...Oscar Albarado.......25-0-0 (20 KO's)

In a highly anticipated Welterweight bout, (#6 ranked) local California-based and
popular 23 year-old Hedgemon Lewis will take on 'undefeated' 20 year-old, Texan Oscar Albarado.

The (#10 ranked) 'Shotgun' has left Texas, and has been fighting at The Olympic in 1969.
This will be Albarado's 5th bout here already this year, and Oscar has now become a crowd
favorite with his 'Shotgun' bombs away style.

This bout will simply be 'Speed versus Power' / 'Boxer versus Puncher'.
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Oscar for some reason does not get many mentions these days, a very exciting fighter, he found an early banana skin in Dino Del Cid but extracted immediate revenge, later i understand had a barnstormer of a War Draw with Armando Muniz, perhaps if he had come along a few years later he would of engrained himself as a TV fan favourite. ?
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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Oscar 'Shotgun' Albarado -

Had some doubters, after got 'whitewashed' by a 10-Round Decision to Hedgemon Lewis
in April 1969.

Oscar only won '1' Round, while get 'pasted' by Hedgemon.

The Skinny, was that a very good boxer could handle him, and that he could be hit by the
'sucker punch', a right-hand lead.
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Following the loss to Hedgemon Lewis, 'Shotgun' was shipped back to Texas.

In his next bout (June 1969) he struggled mightily for 6-Rounds with 'journeyman' Johnny Brooks (40-27-5),
until landing a desperation left hook in Round 7, that 'cut' Brooks eye, to win by a TKO 7.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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Oscar is back living in Texas. He suffers from pugilistic dementia. California Boxing of Fame President Don Fraser wanted to induct Oscar into said hall a few years back, but since Oscar couldn't travel to Los Angeles he didn't. I thought he should had inducted him anyway.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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kikibalt,

Anything on Oscar Albarado versus Los Angeles 'club-fighter' Thomas Durden (12-3-1) at
The Olympic on Thursday Night - August 14, 1969.

Oscar won a 10-Round Majority Decision when he returned back to The Olympic,
but he barely won, and nearly got 'upset' by an 'unheralded' club-fighter.

Oscar improved to 27-1-0, and was holding a #14 Welterweight ranking.
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kikibalt,

Anything on Oscar Albarado versus Los Angeles 'club-fighter' Thomas Durden (12-3-1) at
The Olympic on Thursday Night - August 14, 1969.

Oscar won a 10-Round Majority Decision when he returned back to The Olympic,
but he barely won, and nearly got 'upset' by an 'unheralded' club-fighter.

Oscar improved to 27-1-0, and was holding a #14 Welterweight ranking.
I don't remember the Albarado/Durden fight, but Durden was a real good fighter, an excellent boxer that could whack some, the thing with him was that his chin didn't hold up at times....Muniz got him out in one or two rounds
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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I saw his fights with Durden, one of the Mazon fights, Rodolfo Martinez, Alex Olguin and both Del Cid fights. Oscar was a damn good fighter. The Durden fight was close but Oscar deserved it.

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Following that tough battle with Thomas Durden in August 1969 at The Olympic,

Oscar returned back to San Antonio and won '3 more bouts.

* October 7........W Disq. 5..... LC Morgan
* October 28.......TKO 5......... LC Morgan
* December 9......TKO 7......... Bobby Williams

At the end of 1969 - 21 year-old Oscar 'Shotgun' Albarado was 30-1-0 (23 KO's), and was ranked
as the #8 Welterweight.

He got a chance at another 'important fight' when on January 27, 1970 he took on
the #2 ranked Light-Welterweight, veteran 29 year-old - Adolph Pruitt 32-8-2 (22 KO's) in Honolulu,
which was Adolph Pruitt's new residence.

At a 145 1/2 lb. 'contract weight', Adolph out-boxed and out-foxed the 'hard-punching' Texan
over 10-Rounds, enroute to winning a solid Decision (W Dec 10).

Oscar was able stay 'Even' with Pruitt over 7-Rounds. As ''Shotgun' employed an aggressive
style, while Pruitt used jabs, counter-punching and movement.

But, Oscar who had to 'sweat it out' to get down to 145 1/2 lbs., was drained and had nothing
left after the 7th round.

Scorecard results { 47-44 / 47-44 / 48-45 } Scoring by the 5-Point must system.

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Red,

Oscar 'Shotgun' Albarado had a 'big right hand'.

In 1974, he would have been too much for Carlos Palomino.
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More of 1970,

Following the 'Loss' ( L Dec 10) to Adolph Pruitt on January 27, 1970.

He went to New Orleans (March 30, 1970), to take on 'local favorite' -
and the #2 ranked Welterweight - 29 year-old veteran -'The Trickmaster' Percy Pugh 40-17-0 (5 KO's).

Percy Pugh did a 'dance-and-jab' job on Oscar over 10-Rounds, enroute to a Decision win.

The 'loss' dropped Oscar to 30-3-0, and out of the Top 10 Welterweights.

Percy Pugh (New Orleans Welterweight)

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Follow up bouts;

* April 14, 1970..........KO 3....................Charley Green.... 9-4-2 (3 KO's)
* May 5, 1970............KO 9....................Roberto Amaya... 29-7-0 (27 KO's)
* June 2, 1970...........W Unan-Dec 10......Pedro Adigue Jr... 29-10-5 (11 KO's)
* October 6, 1970.......KO 3....................Larry Brazier...... 26-9-1 (12 KO's)
* November 24, 1970...W Split-Dec 10.......Raul Soriano..... 49-17-1 (38 KO's)

By the end of 1970, the 'Shotgun' was 're-loaded' and improved to 35-3-0 (26 KO's), and was
back up to the #8 Welterweight.

The May 5, 1970 bout was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Oscar took out 'dangerous' Argentinian 'Knockout Artist'
#18 ranked Welterweight - Roberto Oscar Amaya in a 'brutal slugfest'.

June 2, 1970 - The 'Shotgun' wins an impressive 10-Round Decision over Former WBC Light-Welterweight
Champion - Pedro Adigue Jr. in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 26 year-old Filipino Pedro Adigue Jr. had lost his
WBC Championship by 15-Round Decision to Bruno Arcari in his 'last' bout on (January 30, 1970).

October 6, 1970 - Oscar was floored in the 2nd Round, but came back to floor 'Texan' Larry Brazier '3-times'
in the 3rd round.

November 24, 1970 - In San Antonio, Oscar was 'awarded' a hometown "Split-Decision' over Mexican
Welterweight, #12 ranked Raul 'Chato' Soriano. Soriano clearly out-boxed Oscar over the 10-Rounds,
and scored repeatedly with hard jabs to the 'Shotguns' face.

Following the 'disputed' victory over Raul 'Chato' Soriano, there was discussion of the 22 year-old
Texan - Oscar 'Shotgun' Albarado fighting the 'new' World Welterweight Champion - Billy Backus in early-1971.

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Kikibalt,

Any detailed information on Maunel 'Manopla' Fiero, the 6' 0" tall - Mexican-American Welterweight.

From what I've read, he was one 'hard puncher', who had an exciting style.
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March 30, 1971 - Honolulu, Hawaii

Oscar Albarado 35-3-0 (26 KO's) and the #8 Welterweight was 'upset' by Decision (L Unan. Dec 10)
to #18 ranked Welterweight - Manuel 'Manopla' Fiero 22-2-0 (17 KO's).

23 year-old 'Manopla' Fiero (Los Angeles) - using his 5" height and reach advantage was able to repeatedly nail
the 'onrushing' 22 year-old (Texan) Albarado with hard right hands, to win a convincing 10-Round Decision over the
Top 10 ranked Welterweight.

'Manopla' Fiero the #18 ranked Welterweight, was never threatened by the big right hand of 'Shotgun' Albarado,
as his longer reach and sharper punching was the main ingredient in winning the decision.

Scorecards ( 47-44 / 47-43 / 47-44 ) Scoring by the 5-Point system.

The 'loss' by Oscar Albarado will undoubtedly put his quest for a chance at the World Welterweight back a step.

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