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Old 10-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #256
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Mr. Baltazar,,,,,,

Why did the 'press' on the west coast give Jerry Quarry such a hard time.

I read a statement, where Jerry said, 'Even if I win the Heavyweight Championship,
the press guys will come by my house and throw garbage on the front lawn.'
I think the press was kind to Jerry....The Quarry's were always bitching about this and that, never happy with anything.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:38 AM   #257
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:46 AM   #258
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Dodgers Stadium on that ill-fated night in 1963...Davey Moore vs Sugar Ramos

The original date for the fights at Dodgers Stadium was a week before the fights actually took place. A week before that ill-fated night Connie and I were sitting ringside in a down pour of rain when in the 11th hour a decision was made to postpone the fights. A week later, give or take a day the fights were held and we all know the outcome of that tragic night.

Killed in an auto accident on his way home from the fights that night was Hank Weaver. Hank was the ringside TV announcer for the Hollywood Legion Stadium fights in the early 1950's. He also had a short segment on TV before the fights, "Under the Pepper Trees" where he would interview fighters and fans as they came into the Stadium.

Would the outcome been different for Davey Moore and Hank Weaver had the fights been held on the original date? We'll never know, will we? The twists & turns of life are truly mysterious eh??

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #259
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I first saw Brown fight live in 1951 against Tommy Campball at the Olympic, then Against Baby Ortiz at the Ocean Park Arena in Santa Monica. In 1960 I watch him defend his lightweight title against Cisco Andrade at the Olympic
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:52 PM   #262
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I think the press was kind to Jerry....The Quarry's were always bitching about this and that, never happy with anything.
Kikibalt, did you know Johnny Flores very well?

How would he rate as a trainer?

Did he have much control of Quarry or was Jerry's Dad constantly trying to run things?
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #263
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Kikibalt, did you know Johnny Flores very well?

How would he rate as a trainer?

Did he have much control of Quarry or was Jerry's Dad constantly trying to run things?
yancey,

I knew Johnny real well. How good was he as a trainer? on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 been the best, I would say he was a 7. He was a better manager then a trainer imo....At the time of the first Ali fight Johnny and Jack Quarry had a falling out over Jerry contract. Jack didn't feel he needed Johnny anymore and wanted him out of the way. Johnny knew it was all greed and decided to walk as long as he got paid for the Ali fight, which he did, to the tune of $40,000....The above narrative I got from Johnny, how true is all that I don't know.....I hire Johnny as a corner man a couple of times for my son Frankie's early fights....I have couple of stories of Johnny Flores that I'll share here
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The Baltazar's, Johnny Flores and Joe Louis



I met Joe Louis the man that I think was the greatest heavyweight champion of all times in 1977. In 1977 my son Frankie Baltazar, the late trainer, Johnny Flores, and myself left L.A to go to Miami Fl. for Frankie’s fight against Francisco Villegas on Don King's and Ring Magazine’s ill-fated U.S. tournament. Larry Holmes was also scheduled to fight Stan Ward on the card, that fight was cancel when the scandal about fixing fighters records broke. Anyway getting back to Louis it was a sad & happy experience for me, sad because I was seeing Louis working for Don King. He was assigned by Don King to be our driver. Happy because I met the greatest heavyweight of all times, Louis was to drive us where we needed to go, well I wasn't going to let the great Joe Louis drive the Baltazar's around. Louis and Johnny were old buddies from back in the WWII days, so I had them sit in the back seat of the car to reminisced, and as they did so I took the wheel and I drove us around. Spend four days with the greatest boxer to ever lace up the gloves.
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Lena Horn-Joe Louis-Johnnie Flores


The later Los Angeles boxing trainer, Johnnie “Mr. Golden Gloves” Flores once told me a story about how he met the beautiful Lena Horn. I was reminded of Johnnie’s story last night as I was watching Lena Horn in ‘Stormy Weather’


Johnnie’s story: soon after WWII ended Johnnie was in a fancy restaurant in New York City with Joe Louis. I don’t know if this was in the late 1940s or early 1950s. According to Johnnie, both he and Louis were broke. They were sitting there trying to figure out how to pay for dinner when in walked Lena Horn with a friend. Louis stood up to invite Horn and her friend to his and Johnnie’s table, and as he was doing so he told Johnnie to order anything he wanted.


They all had a fancy dinner with fancy drinks. After dinner Louis asked the waiter for the check, which he got, he then proceeded to check it out real good, making sure they were not over-charge, after making sure they were not, he handed the check to Lena Horn telling her “take care of this and don’t forget to add the tip to it”
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