Aurelio Herrera

BORN   June 17 1876; San Jose, California
DIED April 11 1927
HEIGHT 5-4 1/2
WEIGHT 122-127 lbs
MANAGER Joe Woods

Herrera was a murderous puncher; He was the size of a featherweight but he hit like a middleweight; He was a rough, tough customer who came to brawl; He likely could have been even better had he trained seriously and taken good physical care of himself

Herrera defeated such men as Young Corbett II, Joe "Spider" Welch, Billy DeCoursey, Toby Irwin, Tommy "Young" Mowatt, Jack "Kid" Madden, Jack Clifford, Eddie Santry, Louis Long, Barney "Kid" Abel, Benny Yanger, Abe "Kid" Goodman, Kid Farmer and Charles Neary

Aurelio Herrera Biographical Sketch by Gilbert P. Gia (takes a few seconds to load)

1896
Jul 26 Joe Welch                  Los Angeles, Ca                   W  4
Oct 30 Mike Thornton              Los Angeles, Ca                   W
  

1898
Jun  7 Jack McCormack             Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  4
Aug 12 Jack Norman                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  6
Oct 12 Solly Smith                Bakersfield, Ca                   D 10

1899
Jan 17 Joe "Spider" Welch         Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  9
Feb 22 Mike Thornton              Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  6
Jul  3 Jack Huston                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  7
Aug 10 Pat Daly                   Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  7
Aug 21 Billy DeCoursey            Los Angeles, Ca                  TK 15
          -Some sources report 8/31/00
Sep 12 Kid Remphery               Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  4
Oct 12 Pat Daly                   Bakersfield, Ca                  KO 14
Nov  3 Elmer Reader               Randsburg, Ca                    KO  3
Dec 27 Kid Chambers               Randsburg, Ca                    KO  3

1900
Jan 15 Charley Todd               Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  7
Feb 11 Tom Barry                  Bakersfield, Ca                   D  6
Feb 26 Watermelon Kid             Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  1
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Mar 14 Crocky Boyle               San Francisco, Ca                KO 10
          -Some sources report 3/15/00;
          Some sources report "KO 6"

Apr 17 William "Biddy" Bishop     Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  3
Jun 12 Jimmy Ryan                 Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  3
Aug 20 Gypsy Kid                  Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  7
Nov 21 Harry Jones                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  3
Dec  3 "Utah" Bob Thompson        Bakersfield, Ca                   D 10
Dec  8 Tommy Cox                  Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  8

1901
Apr 19 Toby Irwin                 Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  8
May 29 Terry McGovern             San Francisco, Ca                LK  4
         -Featherweight Championship of the World;
         Some sources report "LK 5"

Jul 15 Tim Hegarty                Bakersfield, Ca                   L 20
Sep  3 Billy DeCoursey            Los Angeles, Ca                   L 20
Sep  5 Tim Hegarty                Bakersfield, Ca                   D 20
Sep 25 Tommy "Young" Mowatt       Madera, Ca                       KO  3

1902
Jan 26 Tim Hegarty                Bakersfield, Ca                   L 20
          -Some sources report 1/27/02;
          Some sources report 1/28/02
Feb 10 Billy Wilson               Madera, Ca                       KO  5
Mar  3 Kid Chambers               Fresno, Ca                       KO  3
Mar 18 Tim Hegarty                Bakersfield, Ca                   D 20
May 10 Kid Johnson                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  4
Aug  7 Jack Lowery                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  7
Sep 19 Young Dempsey              Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  5
Oct  3 Mike Duffy                 Oakland, Ca                      KO  8
Oct 15 Abe Attell                 Oakland, Ca                      LT 15
          -Some sources report "L 15"
Nov  2 Caesar Attell              Oakland, Ca                      KO  3
Nov 15 Tom Herman                 Port Richmond, Ca                KO 12
Dec 17 George Baker               Fresno, Ca                        W 20

1903
Feb 13 Jack Kingsley              Butte, Mt                        KO  4
Feb 15 Kid Oglesby                Butte, Mt                        KO 10
          -Some sources report 1902;
          Some sources report "TK 11"
Feb 16 Wisconsin Kid              Anaconda, Mt                     KO  2
Feb 19 Jack "Kid" Madden          Great Falls, Mt                  TK 14
Feb 20 Tommy Jacobs               Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  3
          -Some sources report 2/23/03
Mar 17 Jack Clifford              Butte, Mt                        KO  8
          -Some sources report "KO 9" on 3/16/03
Apr 14 Cyclone Johnson            Basin, Mt                        KO  1
Apr 17 Jack Richardson            Butte, Mt                        KO  4
May  8 Kid Fredericks             Butte, Mt                        KO  3
May 13 Cyclone Jackson            Butte, Mt                        KO  2
May 16 Jack Richards              Butte, Mt                        KO  4
Jun 13 Ned "Kid" Broad            Butte, Mt                        KO  4
Jul  2 Jack Downey                Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  1
Oct 15 Louie Long                 Vancouver, BC, Canada             D 20
          -Some sources report 10/16/03
Oct 29 Eddie Santry               Anaconda, Mt                     KO 13
Nov 17 Jack Cordell               Oakland, Ca                       L 15

1904
Jan  8 Charles Neary              Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
          -Some sources report 1/06/04
Jan 22 Charles Neary              Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
Feb 12 Louie Long                 Anaconda, Mt                     LK  4
Mar 14 Benny Yanger               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Mar 28 Abe Attell                 Chicago, Il                       L  6
Apr 14 Kid Farmer                 Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Apr 15 Barney "Kid" Abel          Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -Some sources report 3/25/04;
          Some sources report 4/14/04
Apr 21 Abe "Kid" Goodman          St. Louis, Mo                    ND 20
          -Some sources report "L 20"
May 11 Louie Long                 Butte, Mt                         W 20
May 17 Abe "Kid" Goodman          St. Louis, Mo                     W 20
Jun 13 Benny Yanger               Butte, Mt                        KO  8
Sep  5 Oscar "Battling" Nelson    Butte, Mt                         L 20
Oct  4 Kid Fredericks             Helena, Mt                        D 20
Oct  7 Kid Tracy                  Helena, Mt                       KO  5
Oct 26 Young Herman               Ogden, Ut                        ND  4
Dec 23 Maurice Sayers             Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6

1905
Jan 20 Maurice Sayers             Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
Mar 16 Tommy Daly                 New Orleans, La                   D 10
Apr 15 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/16/05
Apr 21 Tommy Daly                 Baltimore, Md                     W 15
May  6 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 17 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Chelsea, Ma                       W 15
Jun  8 Charles Neary              Grand Rapids, Mi                  D 10
Jul  4 Charles Neary              Butte, Mt                        NC  1
          -This bout was stopped; Some sources report "TK 1"
Nov 10 Eddie Hanlon               Los Angeles, Ca                   D 20

1906
Jan 12 Young Corbett II           Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  5
Feb  9 Kid Herman                 Los Angeles, Ca                   D 20
Aug 17 Charles Neary              Milwaukee, Wi                    LT  7
Sep 18 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Chelsea, Ma                       W 15

1908
May 12 Willie Fitzgerald          Boston, Ma                        L 12

1909
Sep 23 "Fighting" Dick Hyland     Bakersfield, Ca                  LT  6
          -Herrera broke his hand during this fight;
          Some sources report "L 6"


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1901
Dec 17 George Baker               Fresno, Ca                        W 10

1902
Nov 22 Caesar Attell              Point Richmond, Ca               KO  2


*** Much Data Was Provided By Gilbert P. Gia ***

 


Record courtesy of Barry Deskins, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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