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Michael W. Quarry
Birth: Mar. 4, 1951
Bakersfield
Kern County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2006
La Habra
Orange County
California, USA

Professional Boxer. He was the younger brother of hard-punching heavyweight Jerry Quarry. Mike had a professional record of 63-13-6 with 17 knockouts in a career that spanned from 1969 to 1982. He brought a 36-0 record into the biggest fight of his career against Bob Foster for the light heavy weight title on June 6, 1972, in Las Vegas. Foster knocked out Quarry in the fourth round. Mike Quarry went on to fight another 10 years, but the loss to Foster haunted him. Quarry carried another burden throughout his life - being known as Jerry's little brother. Mike lacked the hard punch that was the hallmark of Jerry's career. Michael was a lot better boxer, but he would have to go the distance, and have to take a lot of the abuse you do when you go the distance. He died of pugilistic dementia in an assisted living facility, the save disease that inflicted his brother. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Shafter Memorial Park
Shafter
Kern County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jun 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14603359
Michael W. Quarry
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Michael W. Quarry
Added by: William Tatum
 
Michael W. Quarry
Added by: William Tatum
 
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Rest in heavenly slumber.
- Teresa Harris
 Added: May. 3, 2016

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
Great boxer,RIP Michael,taken too soon.
- wessex
 Added: Feb. 15, 2016
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