Chico Vejar
Global ID10917
birthdate 1931-09-05
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
country USA
residenceStamford, Connecticut, USA
birth placeStamford, Connecticut, USA
birth nameFrancis Vejar
won 92 (KO 43) + lost 20 (KO 3) + drawn 4 = 116
rounds boxed 847 KO% 37.07

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1961-03-27Wilf Greaves33-16-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 7-3 | judge: Marvin Goldberg 5-4 | judge: Jack Gordon 5-4
Vejar gave a brief speech to the crowd after the fight announcing his retirement.
1960-12-26Jose Gonzalez16-3-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Ray Miller 5-3 | judge: Mike Davidowitch 6-4 | judge: Marvin Goldberg 4-5
1960-11-02Andres Antonio Selpa80-22-15
Santiago de Chile, ChileDPTS1010
1960-07-22Baby Lopez0-1-0
Oakes Field Sports Center, Nassau, BahamasWKO210
time: 1:15 | referee: Joey Maxim
1960-07-19Tony Necro28-22-11
Auditorium, North Miami, Florida, USAWRTD310
Necro was down for a seven-count in the 3rd round, and not out for the 4th round.
1960-07-12Frankie Belma8-3-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
referee: Dave Feld 96-95 | judge: Eddie Thal 96-96 | judge: Gus Jacobson 95-95
1960-03-02Luis Manuel Rodriguez27-0-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 93-99 | judge: Fred Aaronson 90-98 | judge: Gus Jacobson 91-98
Vejar was down in the 6th.
1959-12-03Vince Martinez61-7-0
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USALSD1010
referee: Bill Regan 94-97 | judge: Joe Cassivant 95-97 | judge: Jerry Sherrard 96-95
1959-10-27Miguel Diaz49-18-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-96 | judge: Eddie Thal 99-95 | judge: Gus Jacobson 98-93
1959-10-01Andy Mayfield25-26-2
North Miami Armory, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Ed Cameron
1959-08-11Joey Giardello81-18-6
Midway Stadium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALSD1010
referee: Billy McCabe 95-99 | judge: Dick Delaney 97-98 | judge: Jimmy Perrault Sr. 97-96
Attendance: 4,284 Gate: $16,410
1959-07-18Sergio Rios22-23-3
Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWTKO610
1959-05-02Joe DeNucci19-1-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD99
This really was a nine-round fight according to The Ring, August 1959, page 57.
1959-03-30Sergio Rios22-22-3
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO610
1958-12-29Rudell Stitch16-4-0
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USALUD1010
1958-11-29Henry Jones11-3-0
New Milford, Connecticut, USAWKO410
1958-11-17Joe DeNucci16-0-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO69
time: 1:14 | referee: Jimmy McCarron 50-47 | judge: Joe Santarpia 50-47 | judge: James Carrig 50-45
DeNucci was stopped on a cut left eye.
1958-10-21Lem Harvey6-16-3
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
referee: Bill Lieberman
1958-09-25Frank Keating20-6-1
Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Red Moffett
1958-08-18Stan Harrington26-3-1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALUD1010
The official scorecards were 49-43, 50-43, and 50-41, all in favor of Harrington.
1958-08-05Charlie Washington1-2-0
Bristol, Connecticut, USAWTKO510
1958-05-06Armando Muniz27-5-3
Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frankie Van 94-98
The first five rounds were about even. Muniz had a big sixth round, having Vejar in serious trouble, and after that had much the better of the fight.
1958-04-29Yvon Turenne15-6-3
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
1958-03-15Art Aragon79-16-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1010
referee: Frankie Van 90-99 | judge: Dynamite Jackson 92-98 | judge: George Latka 91-97
Vejar had boxed a 4-round exhibition with his chief sparmate, Jesse Jones, a week previously, and this is sometimes shown as a legitimate fight. Vejar was knocked down in the sixth round.
1958-02-17Bobby Dalton13-18-4
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1958-01-30Jackson Brown12-5-2
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1958-01-06Mickey Crawford18-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 3-6 | judge: Charlie Rosen 3-7 | judge: Mike Davidowitch 4-6
1957-12-14Pat Lowry43-14-0
Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1957-09-04Gene Fullmer41-4-0
Arena, West Jordan, Utah, USALUD1010
referee: Ken Shulsen 42-49 | judge: Del Markham 41-47 | judge: Bob Yocom 38-50
Vejar was down in the 3rd
1957-07-29Jay Anderson31-8-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-2 | judge: Al Singer 9-1 | judge: Joe Eppy 7-2
1957-07-17Joey Giardello72-15-6
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Louisville, Kentucky, USALUD1010
1957-06-25Bobby Dalton13-17-4
Mt. Nebo Field, Manchester, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Serletti 47-45
1957-05-14Joey Giambra49-4-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALTKO710
referee: Frankie Carter
Giambra set up the finish with a smashing right to the head.
1957-04-12Ralph Tiger Jones43-17-3
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 5-5 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-6 | judge: Richard Fay 4-5
1957-03-05Jimmy Peters17-8-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Bill Regan 98-94 | judge: Stuart Winston 98-94 | judge: Gus Jacobson 97-94
1957-02-11Pat Manzi28-12-5
Five Hundred Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1957-01-28Cecil Barbosa2-1-0
Bristol, Connecticut, USAWKO410
1957-01-15Bob Provizzi19-10-5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWMD1010
97-95 | 96-96 | 99-93
1956-12-18Al Andrews42-22-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO710
The bout was stopped because of a deep cut over Andrews's left eye and on his forehead.
1956-12-04Phil Rizzo21-24-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWUD1010
1956-11-13Kid Gavilan104-22-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan 90-98 | judge: Dynamite Jackson 92-99 | judge: Charley Randolph 91-98
1956-09-10Ramon Fuentes38-8-1
Columbus Hall, Stamford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Taylor
1956-07-24Ramon Fuentes37-8-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALSD1010
referee: Frankie Van 95-94 | judge: Lee Grossman 94-96 | judge: Jimmy Wilson 94-98
1956-05-22Gus Rubicini29-15-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWSD1010
1956-04-30Steve Marcello34-3-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1956-03-12Arthur King60-11-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLUD1010
1955-12-10Bobby Murphy14-0-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Zapustas | judge: James Carrig 91-93 | judge: Joe Blumsack 94-94
Vejar was knocked down in the 9th and 10th rounds.
1955-09-14Tony DeMarco46-6-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO110
time: 2:40
Welterweight Title Eliminator
Vejar was down twice

1955-08-02Vic Cardell65-27-7
State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frankie O'Brien 6-3
1955-05-10Johnny Cesario86-13-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 98-88 | judge: Stuart Winston 98-89 | judge: Carl Gardner 99-91
1955-04-29Giampaolo Melis33-7-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO410
A cut over Melis' left eye forced the stoppage.
1955-04-01Billy Graham102-14-9
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ray Miller 5-4 | judge: Jack Kimball 6-3 | judge: Ted Sheils 8-1
1955-03-04Billy Graham102-13-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Bert Grant 6-4 | judge: Jack Gordon 5-4
1955-02-07Joe Klein24-12-5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Watson 9-1 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 9-1 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 7-2
1955-01-28Riggie Alotti17-10-1
Columbus Hall, Stamford, Connecticut, USAWTKO410
Alotti was unable to come out for the 4th round.
1954-10-09Emerson Butcher27-22-11
Manchester, Georgia, USAWUD1212
Emergency March of Dimes Benefit. Vejar stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. Vejar was fighting for the first time since being severely injured in a plane crash while in military service.
1954-02-10Jed Black27-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
referee: Joey White | judge: Frank Clark | judge: Howard Walsh
Vejar was knocked down in the 7th.
1954-02-01Harry Braelow20-2-3
Columbus, Georgia, USAWTKO610
1954-01-09Pat Manzi25-8-5
Bayfront Park Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
Scoring: 98-93, 99-90, 100-87
1953-12-22Pierre Hernandez12-3-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried | judge: Fred Wilbanks | judge: Gus Jacobson
Hernandez was knocked down in the 5th
1953-11-20Vince Martinez30-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 4-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 4-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-6
1953-11-10Ronnie Harper27-31-5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1953-10-13Chico Pacheco29-51-7
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 0-9 | 0-9 | 1-8
1953-04-14Tony Cimmino26-11-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1953-03-13Vince Martinez27-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 5-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-4 | judge: Charley Shortell 5-4
1953-02-09Tony Cimmino26-9-3
War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1953-01-19Italo Scortichini20-7-3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO410
Bout stopped because of excessive swelling over Scortichini's left eye. According to the New York Times, this was caused by an accidental head-butt in the 2nd from Vejar.
1953-01-08Joey Woods2-3-1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
1952-12-18Art Davis28-13-3
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO210
time: 2:47
1952-12-04Ronnie Harper27-30-5
Marshall Univ. Field House, Huntington, West Virginia, USAWKO910
referee: Ezra Gooderham
1952-11-24Sonny Luciano56-20-4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
referee: Mark Conn
Luciano did not answer the bell for the 7th round.
1952-09-02Art Davis28-12-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1952-06-25Chuck Davey32-0-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO510
A barrage of body blows put Vejar down for the count
1952-05-07Chuck Davey31-0-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
time: 1:10 | referee: Frank Sikora
Vejar was down four times.
1952-04-18Johnny (Red) DeFazio48-20-7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 6-4 | judge: John Sayanek 7-3 | judge: Charley Bill 7-3
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