Brother of boxer Buddy Moore, in 1941 Jerry Moore made the final of the Open New York Daily News Golden Gloves Tournament at lightweight and represented New York at the Intercity Golden Gloves Tournament at lightweight.
Although considered a Los Angeles boxer, Moore began his boxing career in his home state of New York. During his pro career he fought Ike Williams twice, Juan Zurita, Willie Joyce, and Tippy Larkin, among others.
After his pro career, along with Henry Blouin, Moore ran a successful stable of boxers out the Hoover Street Gym in Los Angeles, California. He was a top manager/trainer who worked with top-rated pros, amateurs and juniors. Moore and Blouin developed former welter contender Andy "The Hawk" Price, as well as Jimmy Heair and dozens of others.
He is inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Managers & Trainers).