Adolfo Viruet

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Name: Adolfo Viruet
Born: 1952-01-29
Hometown: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 6½″   /   169cm
Boxing Record: click

Career Review

Adolfo Viruet won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. He won the 1968 featherweight title in the sub-novice division and the 1969 featherweight title in the open division. Viruet and his older brother, Edwin Viruet, were supposed to box each other in the 1969 final, but it was decided that the brothers should not have to fight each other, and they were declared co-champions. According to an article in The Ring, both brothers finished their amateur careers with 18-0 records.

Adolfo lost ten-round unanimous decisions to Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Donald Curry. He was never knocked out during his 25-fight pro career.

Edwin Viruet also fought Duran. He lost by a ten-round unanimous decision in 1975 and by a fifteen-round unanimous decision for the World Lightweight Championship in 1977.

Adolfo is an inductee of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. [1]