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Juan Zurita
Global ID9572
sexmale
birthdate 1917-05-12
death date 2000-03-24 (82)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach66″   /   168cm
aliasZurita III
country Mexico
residenceGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
birth placeJalisco, Mexico
birth nameJuan Bautista Zurita Ferrer
won 130 (KO 46) + lost 23 (KO 9) + drawn 1 = 154
rounds boxed 1218 KO% 29.87
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1945-04-18Ike Williams63-7-1
La Plaza El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLTKO215
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
1945-01-31Mike Belloise89-24-12
Houston, Texas, USAWRTD310
referee: Phil Flake
Belloise was knocked down near the end of the 3rd, and did not come out for the 4th round.
1945-01-23Paul Altman28-11-7
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO510
referee: Jimmy Scaramozi
1944-11-17Jerry Moore20-11-5
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWKO610
1944-10-17Aldo Spoldi99-31-8
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO410
time: 1:17
1944-10-06Pete Lello48-17-7
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO210
1944-03-31Beau Jack59-9-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 2-7 | judge: Marty Monroe 4-6 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 3-6
1944-03-08Sammy Angott73-18-6
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1515
referee: Mushy Callahan 90-75 | judge: Charley Randolph 88-77 | judge: Billy Kershner 85-80
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
1943-12-30Miguel Arroya
Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWKO510
1943-12-11Enrique Cardoso11-6-0
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
From Mexico City newspapers (research by Bob Yalen).
1943-12-07Baby Coullimber21-10-4
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
1943-11-07Young Finnegan15-6-1
Estadio Olimpico, Panama City, PanamaWKO610
12,000 fans attended the bout, a record crowd at the time for Panama boxing.
1943-10-24Aquilino Allen10-4-0
Estadio Olimpico, Panama City, PanamaWPTS1010
1943-09-26Rafael Hurtado48-12-6
Estadio Olimpico, Panama City, PanamaWPTS1010
Hurtado knocked down in 4th round
1943-06-15Slugger White42-11-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan | judge: Benny Whitman | judge: Billy Kershner
1943-05-21Henry Vasquez35-10-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano | judge: Frankie Dolan | judge: Mushy Callahan
Zurita was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1943-04-30Joey Silva20-48-8
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS1010
1943-03-19Joey Peralta23-19-11
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1943-02-22Jimmy Florita20-12-9
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USAWPTS1010
1943-02-08Vern Bybee41-7-9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1943-01-22Eddie Marcus19-8-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO610
time: 0:40 | referee: Abe Roth
Marcus was also down for a three-count in the 5th.
1942-12-04Chuck Railey14-12-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Clayton Frye
1942-11-27Chester Slider25-7-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Benny Whitman
1942-11-02Panama Brown
Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWKO410
1942-10-13Henry Armstrong120-15-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO210
time: 2:20 | referee: Billy Kershner
1942-09-11Jimmy Hatcher61-8-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO210
time: 0:30 | referee: Charley Randolph
1942-09-02Chester Slider25-6-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1942-08-19Henry Woods82-8-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
Woods was down in the 3rd round.
1942-07-24Richie Lemos46-16-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph
1942-05-30Fillo Gonzalez6-9-2
Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, MexicoWTKO410
1942-05-15Quentin Breese45-19-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano | judge: Billy Kershner | judge: Frankie Dolan
1942-04-07Jimmy Florita16-9-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO510
time: 2:43 | referee: Charley Randolph
1942-03-13Ray Price25-19-10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1941-12-12Billy Hale27-8-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO310
time: 0:30
1941-12-05Guy Serean22-11-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:40
1941-11-14George Latka31-5-9
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano
1941-09-13Fillo Gonzalez3-7-1
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
1941-08-02Joe Pedroso19-3-4
Arena Cristal, Havana, CubaWPTS1010
1941-07-19Mario Baeza4-1-0
Arena Cristal, Havana, CubaWKO610
1941-06-28Baby Coullimber14-4-2
Arena Cristal, Havana, CubaWPTS1010
Zurita's Cuban debut according to the research of Bob Yalen.
1941-05-31Ventura Marquez45-21-11
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO310
1941-05-17Carlos Miranda35-19-12
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO310
1941-04-26Raul de la Torre1-0-0
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLKO110
1941-04-08Lloyd Pine32-48-12
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWPTS1010
referee: Ritchie Mack
1941-03-22Enrique Cardoso3-3-0
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
From Mexico City newspapers (research of Bob Yalen).
1941-02-15Lupe Gonzalez18-14-4
Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWPTS1010
1940-12-13Nick Peters32-17-4
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1940-11-30Memo Llanes10-2-3
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
1940-11-16Fred Taylor3-6-0
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
1940-11-09Lupe Gonzalez14-13-4
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
1940-10-26Rodolfo Ramirez24-2-4
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1212
Mexico lightweight title
The supposed meeting of Zurita and Ramirez, date October 12, 1940, Mexico City, is omitted because it was not reported to have occurred by Excelsior (Mexico City).
1940-09-10Carlos Manzano2-1-0
Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, MexicoWKO110
1940-08-14Fred Taylor3-4-0
Arena La Cancha, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, MexicoWPTS1010
1940-07-21Speedy Dado101-42-18
Arena Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWTKO510
Dado retired and in 1941 had one of his eyes removed
1940-06-01Max Tarley15-30-15
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO410
1940-05-02Johnny Stevens44-11-3
Palacio de Deporte, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
1939-12-16Rodolfo Ramirez14-0-2
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLTKO1212
Mexico lightweight title
1939-11-26Joe Conde68-34-7
Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoWPTS1010
1939-10-11Tony Mar12-7-4
Nogales, Sonora, MexicoWPTS1010
1939-09-02Rodolfo Ramirez8-0-2
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLKO610
From El Boxeo Mexicano en Records, by R. Valero.
1939-08-12Carlos Malacara14-6-3
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWDQ410
1939-07-01Tony Mar12-4-3
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1212
Mexico lightweight title
1939-05-23Kallo Alphesa6-5-3
Walkathon Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO510
1939-05-15Jimmy Hatcher23-2-1
Walkathon Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Bert Brannon 7-2 | 9-0 | 6-2
1939-05-01Tony Mar8-3-3
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1212
Mexico lightweight title
1939-03-11Joe Conde66-32-7
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1212
Mexico featherweight title
1939-02-11Tiburcio De La Rosa13-2-1
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO710
Eliminator for the Mexican Featherweight title
1939-01-28Carlos Malacara11-3-3
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
1938-12-03Tony Mar6-2-2
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoDPTS1010
1938-11-05Panchito Villa24-8-0
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
1938-09-10Joe Conde65-31-4
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1212
Mexico lightweight title
1938-08-20Rodolfo Casanova67-15-0
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLTKO610
From research of Bob Yalen.
1938-07-09Felipe Andrade43-14-6
Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWKO110
According to El Informador, the Guadalajara newspaper, Andrade quickly flopped to the canvas in the first round, taking the easy way out with a quick dive.
1938-06-18Rodolfo Casanova66-14-0
Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWKO610
From El Informador, Guadalajara (Bob Yalen).
1938-06-04Joe Conde65-28-4
Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoWPTS1010
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