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Old 11-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Friday Night - February 24, 1978

Las Vegas, Nevada

CBS - Friday Night Fights (Main Event; Bernardo Mercado vs. Horace Robinson)

33 1/2 year-old - Roy 'Tiger' Williams with a record of 27-6-0 (19 KO's) from
Pennsylvania, was trying to salvage his career, since losing (L KO 10) to
Earnie Shavers in December 1976.

Tiger had won 3-straight' all by knockout since the loss to Earnie.

The 6' 4" 238 lb. veteran 'Behemoth Tiger' was being set-up as a possible
TV opponent for Colombian Heavyweight - Bernardo Mercado

His opponent -

Walter E. Moore, also known as 'E. Junior'.

Walter, a 32 year-old undefeated heavyweight, with a record of 18-0-0 (14 KO's).

Walter, a 6' 2" 215 lb. banger, who had been the 1969 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight
Champion. Walter was a virtual unknown, who had long periods of inactivity, but had a
'resurgence' in 1977 under the guidance of Eddie Futch, where 'E Junior' had gone 6-0-0 (5 KO's).

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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In the 70's as well as the top prospects leading the charge into contendership you had a second wave of guys like Walter coming out of the woodwork every month as another one to watch, Forest Ward, Morris Jackson Ted Gullick, Jim Elder, Terry Hinke etc Walter was a Boxing Illustrated "Prospect to watch"
but as we know from the aforementioned, the Early promise does not always pan out, Walter as i recall Walter was forced to quit due to a detached retina
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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In the 70's as well as the top prospects leading the charge into contendership you had a second wave of guys like Walter coming out of the woodwork every month as another one to watch, Forest Ward, Morris Jackson Ted Gullick, Jim Elder, Terry Hinke etc Walter was a Boxing Illustrated "Prospect to watch"
but as we know from the aforementioned, the Early promise does not always pan out, Walter as i recall Walter was forced to quit due to a detached retina
Forest Ward: did you mean Stan Ward?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Walter E. Moore,

A Chicago Boy, who moved to Los Angeles.

Turned professional in October 1969, as a 23 year-old as a 'highly-regarded' and sought after Heavyweight.

Was inactive,
* - December 1969 thru October 1970
* - April 1972 thru November 1974
* - December 1974 thru April 1977
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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What I remember about Walter Moore is that he got a pretty big spread in Ring Magazine when Ernie Terrell started promoting him in 1977 and they played up one of his inactive stretches as being because he did a stint in Vietnam as a machine gun "tailgunner".

Terrell pushed Moore pretty strongly out of Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and he knocked through some well-known journeymen (Roman, Harry Terrell, Charlie Johnson, etc, etc,) before the matchup with Tiger Roy Williams in Vegas that brought his career momentum to a halt. I had heard that Terrell did not want Moore to take that fight.

The reason he's interesting is that for being a highly regarded and undefeated heavyweight prospect with a crowd-pleasing style (Think poor man's Joe Frazier- short swarmer, pressure fighter), he got no TV time that I know of and no film or tape exists on him. And I don't believe the fight with Williams was even mentioned in Ring Magazine or the other boxing magazines of the day.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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Walter 'E. Junior' Moore,

Was based out of Los Angeles during his amateur days, and won the
California Golden Gloves in 1969.

Went to Kansas City (March 25 - 27, 1969) and won the National Golden Gloves
in the Heavyweight Divsion.

March 29, 1969 (Billings Gazette)

Like Father, Like Son

Walter E. Moore is raised up on the the shoulders of his trainer, after winning
the 1969 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship after scoring a
(KO 2) over Ron Draper.

On the left, Jerry Quarry, who helped train Walter E. Moore in Los Angeles,
is also congratulating 'E. Junior'.

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Larry Holmes :


Didn't nobody want to fight Roy 'Tiger' Williams. I didn't wanna fight Roy Williams!
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1969 Los Angeles AAU National Team

Walter Moore - the black kid standing...Moore was a short for a heavyweight. I remember him well from those days
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Thursday Night - April 6, 1972

Packard Music Hall - Ohio

Capacity; 2500 (1700 Attended)

'Main Event'....Earnie Shavers vs. Charley Polite

'Undercard'......Walter E. Moore vs. Wally Henderson

26 year-old - Walter 'E. Junior' Moore - 8-0-0 {8 KO's}
vs.
40 year-old - Wally Henderson - 13-10-1 (3 KO's)

The 210 lb. 'E Junior' took on a Jersey City former Middleweight, who
was now a 190 lb. 'pudgy old man'.

'E. Junior' put Wally Henderson on the canvas in only 45-seconds, enroute
to a knockout (KO 1).

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:21 AM   #10
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Kikibalt, appreciate the pic. Funny thing is the young Moore looks nothing like how I remember him from the late 70's.

Pepe', you're the whiz with posting photos, can you pull the one listed on Ebay where he and Ernie Terrell are walking with I believe Ike Williams? There are a couple on Ebay of him that are press photos.
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D9

Monday Night - May 23, 1977

Aragaon Ballroom - Chicago

Main Event - Walter E. Moore 13-0-0 (12 KO's) vs. Verbie Garland 12-4-0 (3 KO's)

Chicago 'Heavyweight' vs. Toledo, Ohio 'Heavyweight'

Looks to be 'E. Junior's' first main event.

Small write up in Toledo Newpsaper, reporting that Walter Moore (218 lbs.) won
a one-sided, but dull 10-Round Decision over the (200 lb.) Verbie Garland.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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1969 Los Angeles AAU National Team

Walter Moore - the black kid standing...Moore was a short for a heavyweight. I remember him well from those days
D9, you're right, that is not Moore. After taking some time looking at the picture I too don't think that is Moore. I remember Moore been short for a HW but more stocky than this guy....Anyway I studied the picture more closely and with my memory of that night over 40 years ago been a bit cloudily the best I could up with was this.

1969 Southern Pacific A.A.U. Champions, El Monte Legion Stadium

(top row) Pete Despart, ?, ?, Mike Quarry, ?, ?, James Dick, Jake Horn, "Kit" Boursse', Manny Diaz, Memo Soto.
(bottom row) Ernie DeFrance, Pete Vital Sr, Pete Vital Jr., Florentino Ramirez, Rudy "Porky" Acuna, Rick Farris, Tommy Coulson, Henry Verastique.

As this photo was taken, the Quarry family, and the family of Mike Quarry's opponent, James Dick, were involved in a little disagreement at ringside. It was settled by the riot squad of the El Monte Police Dept.
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Ernie Terrell, Walter Moore and Bob Satterfield

Damn!! if Moore in this picture doesn't look like an older version of that young man in my picture.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #14
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May 14, 1977 (Chicago Sun-Times)

That is from left-to-right, Ernie Terrell, Bob Satterfield (center) and
Walter Moore (right).

The 31 year-old - Walter E. Moore Jr. - was every bit of a 6' 2" 218 lb. Heavyweight.

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The only explanation I could actually find for Moore's disappearance is that Ernie Terrell stating that "Walter Moore is the best heavyweight in the area, but he doesn't want to train anymore" in an interview around 1980 or so. I noticed he rebounded with a win over Walter Santemore after the Williams loss, so I don't know if he had an eye injury or not afterwards, but it sounds like he just decided to move on of his own accord.
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