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Midget Mexico

Born:   Bricio Olivas Garcia, Nov. 13, 1914, Durango, Mx
Died:   May 17, 1985, California
Managers:  George Britt, Joe Malone, Cecil Apple, Travis McCall

1931 --- Jimmy Harris Ciudad Juarez, MX W 4 --- Bobby Fernandez Ciudad Juarez, MX L 4 Nov 1 "Jumping" Joe Salcedo Ciudad Juarez, MX L 4 1932 Feb 24 Bobby Fernandez Ciudad Juarez, MX W Mar 18 Jackie "Young" Cruz Chihuahua, MX KO 6 Mar 20 Speedy Dado II Chihuahua, MX W Mar 23 Ramon Montoya Ciudad Juarez, MX Sch 10 (result unknown) Apr-Jul Mexico spends 4 months on West Coast, beating, reportedly, Baby Arizmendi & Speedy Dado Jun 11 Opponent Aloha Arena Sch-? Aug 2 Jackie "Young" Cruz Ciudad Juarez, MX D 6 Aug 9 Bobby Fernandez Ciudad Juarez, MX D 6 Sep 7 Little Paulino Ciudad Juarez, MX D 6 Dec Ring Magazine Lightweight prospect of the month 1933 Mar 30 Frankie Graham Dallas, TX L 8 Apr 10 Pee Wee Terry Dallas, TX W 6 Apr 16 Young Terry McGovern Dallas, TX W 10 Apr 29 Chief Paris Dallas, TX W 10 May 11 Frankie Graham Dallas, TX D 10 May 18? Baby Manuel Dallas, TX L 10 --- Baby Manuel Dallas, TX L 12 May 31 Willard Brown Dallas, TX L 10 Jun 19 Young Terry McGovern Sioux City, IA L 8 Jun 26 Buzz Smith Sioux City, IA W 6 Jul 9 Jack Frost Sioux City, IA W 6 Jul 23 Tommy Corbett Sioux City, IA W 6 Aug 7 Johnny Stanton Sioux City, IA D 6 Aug 17 Willard Brown Dallas, TX L 10 Aug 25 Willard Brown Dallas, TX L 10 Sep 1 Mickey Flynn West Tulsa, OK W 10 Nov 13 Chief Paris TX L 10 Dec 6 Willard Brown San Antonio, TX L 10 Dec 21 Harry Devine Dallas, TX Sch-x Dec 21 Roy Calamira Dallas, TX W 4 (Special Christmas Show) 1934 Jan 3 Roy Calamira San Antonio W 10 Jan 9 Cecil Lozada San Antonio L TKO 5 (Ropes broke & Mexico injured back) Jan 16 Roy Calamira San Antonio W 10 Jan 23 Cecil Lozada San Antonio L 10 Feb 6 "Jay "Kayo" Kitchens Houston W 10 Mar 26 "Cowboy" Eddie Anderson San Antonio W 10 Apr 6 Frankie Graham San Antonio W 10 Apr Joaquin Arizona Nuevo Laredo, MX L 10 Apr 22 Pelon Lopez Nuevo Laredo, MX W 10 --- Ellias Alvarez Nuevo Laredo, MX W 10 --- Battling Shaw Nuevo Laredo, MX W 10 May 29 Wild Bill McDowell Houston, TX W 8 Jun 5 George Salvadore Houston, TX L TKO 5 Jun 18 Jumbo Rovira New Orleans W 6 Jun 25 Jumbo Rovira New Orleans W 6 Jul Johnny Cook New Orleans W 10 Aug Honeyboy Snipes New Orleans L TKO Aug Willard Brown New Orleans L 10 Sep 4 Paul "Red" Gritta San Antonio W 10 Sep 11 Pelon Lopez San Antonio D 10 Sep 20 Willard Brown New Orleans L 10 Oct 16 Ray Kiser San Antonio W 10 Oct 23 Spud Kelly San Antonio KO 3 --- Pelon Lopez San Antonio W 10 --- Wild Bill McDowell Site L 10 Dec 27 George Salvadore Mexico City L TKO 5 1935 Jan 29 Tracy Cox San Antonio, TX L 10 Jan 17 Tony O'Dell San Antonio, TX W 10 Feb 15 Tracy Cox San Antonio, TX L TKO 10 Mar 7 George Salvadore Dallas, TX L TKO 4 Apr 9 Wild Bill McDowell San Antonio, TX W 10 Apr 16 Louis Beard San Antonio, TX W DQ 9 May 21 Lou Jallos San Antonio, TX W 10 Jun 18 Louis Beard San Antonio, TX KO 3 Jul 6 Willard Brown Coliseum Arena L 10 Aug 9 Manuel Villa Laredo, TX W 10 (Villa Lightweight Champ. Of MX; non-title) Dec 11 Louis Diaz New York, NY W 6 Dec 18 Pedro Nieves New York, NY W 6 1936 Jan 23 Tony Canzoneri New York, NY L TKO 9 Feb 5 Battling Battalino New York, NY L 10 Mar 4 Al Casamini New York, NY L 8 Mar Tony Scarpati --- L 10 Apr 22 Wishy Jones Houston, TX L 10 Apr 28 Louis Beard Houston, TX W 10 May 17 Wishy Jones Houston, TX L 10 May Jackie Sutherland (Int'l Ath. Club) W 10 --- Chief Paris (Int'l Ath. Club) Sch 10-? Jul 7 Snag Trowbridge Houston, TX W DQ 10 Jul 28 Snag Trowbridge Houston, TX L 10 Aug Willard Brown --- L 10 --- Willard Brown Baton Rouge, LA W 10 Sep Battling Burroughs --- L KO 6 Nov Sammy Meadows Houston, TX L KO 4 Dec 14 Willard Brown San Antonio, TX D 10 1937 Feb 1 Willard Brown Galveston, TX D 10 Feb Willard Brown Galveston, TX D 10 Mar 25 Mickey Makar Miami Beach, FL L 10 Apr 1 Horatio Velha Miami Beach, FL L 10 Jun 1 Willard Brown Dallas, TX L 10 Jun 4 Kid Azteca (Mexico) L KO 3 Jul Kid Azteca (Mexico) L 10 Jul 26 Charley Thompson Baltimore, MD W 8 Aug 2 Jimmy Leto Philadelphia, PA L KO 4 Aug 23 Harry Rubin Baltimore, MD L KO 8 Sep Chief Paris L 10 Sep 20 Buddy Ethridge San Antonio W 8 Nov Sammy Meadows Houston, TX KO 4 Nov Billy Deeg L KO Dec Charlie Jerome L KO 1938 Jan Tracy Cox Fort Worth, TX D 10 Feb 9 Billy Deeg Corpus Christie, TX L 10 Mar 18 Jimmy McNeil Dallas, TX TKO 7 Mar 25 Charlie Rudy Dallas, TX W 6 Apr 8 Danny Doran Dallas, TX L 6 May Bobby Jerome Corpus Christie W 6 May Battling Burroughs L KO 5 1939 Jun 7 Johnny Stevens Cincinnati, OH L 10 Jun 19 Cliff Greenwood Columbus, OH KO 4 Jul Paul "Red" Gritta W 10 --- Gordon Wallace St. Paul, MN L 8 --- Vern Patterson Minneapolis, MN Sch-x --- Speedy Wallace Minneapolis, MN W 4 Sep 25 Milt Aron Chicago, IL L KO 3 1940 No records found 1941 Oct 23 Santos Quijano El Paso, TX W 10 1942 --- Jackie Leonard El Paso, TX W 10 (Wins Border Welter Title) Feb 18 George Gonzales El Paso, TX W 10 (Retains Border Welter Title) Mar 25 Eli Katich El Paso, TX KO 4 (Katich was Ft. Bliss Golden Glove Champ making pro debut) Jun 3 Manuel Villa El Paso, TX L 10 (Loses Border Welter Title) Jun Jack Roman El Paso, TX W 10 --- Billy Firpo El Paso, TX KO 9 Jul Amado Rodrigues El Paso, TX L 10 Aug 12 Manuel Villa El Paso, TX W 10 (Regains Border Welter Title) Oct Sebastian Gonzales El Paso, TX W 10 (Wins TX Welter Title) --- Jackie Leonard El Paso, TX W 10 (Retains TX Welter Title) Dec 15 Ernie Derho El Paso, Tx L 10 (Loses TX & Border Welter Titles) 1943 Jan 23 Amado Rodrigues Ciudad Juarez, MX KO 4 (Wins Mexican Middleweight Title) --- Ernie Derho El Paso, TX W 10 (Regains TX Welter Title) Feb Amado Rodrigues San Antonio, TX D 10 Apr Baby Zavela Ciudad Juarez, MX L 10 (Loses Mexican Middleweight Title) May 4 Lige Drew Los Angeles, CA L KO 6 Sep 23 Lige Drew Ciudad Juarez, MX D 10 1944 Dec 22 Wild Bill McDowell El Paso, TX W 10 1945 Jan 24 Wild Bill McDowell Dallas, TX L 10 Feb 9 Lou Miller Dallas, TX W 10 Jun 8 Deacon Logan St. Louis, MO L KO 7 Sep 28 Len Johnson San Diego, CA D 6

UNDATED but CONFIRMED BOUTS (from Mexico's scrapbook) --- Jose Estrada FL(?) D 10 --- Eddie Fitsimmons KO 3 --- Al Varez --- Harry Keller Int'l Arena KO 1 --- unknown L TKO 3 (Mexico halted with sprained ankle)

UnConfirmed Bouts Baby Arizmendi CA W Speedy Dado CA W 193? Manuel Villa Ciudad Juarez, MX Sch-10 (For Lightweight Championship of MX) In some reports Mexico is identified as the Mexican Junior Welterweight Champion
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