YouTube: New Documentary about Mike Quarry (Jerry´s younger brother)

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by KidGalahad, May 1, 2022.

  1. KidGalahad

    KidGalahad Member Full Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    i just discovered this new upload, felt, it just belongs here and i hope, it´s new to you, too.
    while i´m rather well schooled about irish jerry quarry, i realized i didn´t know much about his almost forgotten younger brother, who always took a backseat to the famous older one.
    his story ended no less tragic than jerry´s or muhammad´s (among many, many others, who were not that famous) ... ending up a a shambling wreck in his early 50s, so sad.

  2. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    Light punching but very brave and durable. Mike carried on way too long.
  3. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    I remember Mike Quarry carrying on from his older brother Jerry. Mike was undefeated on the night of June 27 1972 when he faced World Light Heavyweight Champion Bob Foster in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike was holding his own when he got tagged by Bob in round 4, then it was all over. That fight along with Muhammad Ali fighting Jerry Quarry was on the same card, it was billed as The Quarry Brothers vs The Soul Brothers. It was shown on Closed Circuit Television in my home town, there was no such thing as PPV back then.
  4. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Both Quarry brothers were warriors
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  5. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    They had the same mentality as Holyfield, Marciano, Frazier etc.
    But unfortunately it caused so many health issues in later life.
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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    I think this is the worst off any brothers have ended up in terms of CTE ever in sports.
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  7. Barrf

    Barrf Active Member Full Member

    Sep 19, 2021
    Probably. Seems like they were just genetically susceptible to it, and made it much worse via their sparring habits.
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Very sad what happened to em. And in the case of Jerry, who came along in one of the hardest, toughest eras and fought his heart out. Only to suffer the after effects years later.
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