By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
During the 60′s and the early 1970′s the state of California produced several world class heavyweights 다운로드. Talented and capable boxers like Eddie Machen, Jerry Quarry, Henry Clark, Thad Spencer, Bill McMurray, Mac Foster and Kenny Norton.
The city of Wilmington was represented by a rough and tough custumer by the name of Joey Orbillo 다운로드. Joey did not have a lot of fights in a career that lasted less then a decade. He did have a lot of memorable wars. He was a game and brawling crowd pleaser flo 음악. If it was blood and guts you wanted, Joey gave it to you.
He began his career in the mid-1960′s and was soon swapping leather with the likes of Henry Clark, Johnny Featherman and future world title challenger Manuel Ramos srt2smi. Joey scored a big victory in March of 1966 outscoring the highly regarded Tony Doyle.
The win over Doyle set the stage for Joey to invade the top layer of the heavyweight division 다운로드. He was matched with Eddie Machen. The veteran was among the best in the world.On June 23, 1966 he proved to be a little too much for Joey winning a hotly contested ten round split decision 셀럽 알람 다운로드.
Orbillo put up such a fine showing against Machen that he was then matched with the streaking Jerry Quarry. This bout was a matchmaker’s dream and it lived up to all expectations. The aggressive Orbillo forced the action and the slick Quarry counterpunched beautifully. In the fourth round Quarry stunned Orbillo with a counter hook off the ropes. Jerry then followed with a series of ripping, brain jarring shots that dropped Orbillo. How Joey got up from this knockdown and still fight on was a testament to his sheer guts and will.Veteran trainer Gil Clancy who handled Quarry later in his career called Jerry the hardest puncher he ever had. Gil had once trained George Foreman ! Quarry won the decision but Joey’s gameness won the crowd.
Joey’s career slowed down after the loss to Quarry. He had a couple of wins over journeyman Roy “Cookie” Wallace.Then in 1968 he lost to Amos “Big Train” Lincoln.
Finally on November 18, 1971 Joey was halted in five rounds by big Roby Harris.
Orbillo has pretty much been forgotten but anyone who saw his war with Quarry will never forget him.
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Thanks for posting this stuff. Great to hear about past fighters that were really tough customers. Real fighters.
Another great story from Jim Amato!
I might add that Joey’s first loss Machen took place after he was drafted into the Army. Orbillo had been given a short leave after boot camp, had only a few days to train for his most experienced opponent, and lost a close decision to the former top heavyweight contender. I was at that fight at the Olympic. Machen then handed Quarry his first loss a few months later. It was Orbillo’s Army hitch that side tracked his boxing career. He was a good one!
Met Joe in the army in Fort Benning. We were in the same battalion, but different companies. I hung out in the gym a lot and would spar with Joe getting ready for his fight with Quarry. He used ti kick the shit out of me. I never backed down and I even think he held back some times. He was a great guy to know and swap leather with.
I went to high school, Banning HS in Wilmington with Joey. He was a great guy who didn’t talk about boxing, it wasn’t until I was in the Navy and read about him in “Stars and Stripes” that I had any idea about his career. I haven’t seen him to talk to him since school and only now read his bio. I am really happy that he gave it up when he did and is ok with his life after his boxing career.
Best to you Joey.
I went to high school with Joey we were in track and field at Banning he wanted to learn shot putting I remember Joey as a polite real nice guy. I was surprised to hear that he was a boxer and in the heavyweight division. It was nice to hear that he was such a good fighter and to fight Jerry Quarry I seen him fight against several fighters I know he had a right to the body that could stop any fighter. It was nice to hear hes okay after fighting and retiring from the ring I heard he is living in Wilmington or san pedro area. If you see this joey the best to you my friend.
Lost Joe’s phone number several years ago after one too many moves. We went to high school together. I went to the Olympic Auditorium many years ago to watch him fight. One of a handful of women in the audience, but what a thrill to see my old friend do battle in the ring. I will always remember him fondly.
Where are you Joe? Haven’t seen you or heard from you for awhile. Where is Ray Collins? Dennis Renick here.