With a record of 30-5-2 (21 KO's) Joe Garza born April 17th 1932 was a NA boxer with a 5 year career as a professional lasting from October 1949 to November 22nd, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Joe Garza fought. Garza's longest KO streak is 9 fights long out of his 37 career fights.
In a successful debut, Garza fought Ken Brown in a 4 round fight defeating him over the distance and becoming only the 9th person to defeat Brown. Following his debut, Garza had an impressive start to his career as he went on to win his next 16 fights including 5 times in 1949 and 8 times in 1950 against the likes of Don Jones, Jimmy Chaney and Larry Moreland.
Taking a knock to his career, Garza fought and was defeated by Shamus Mccray on April 18th, 1951 taking his record to 21-1-2. Coming into the fight with high confidence Garza fought his next fight against Shamus Mccray on April 18th, 1951. Unfortunately, Garza was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 21-1-2.
Pushing his career further, Garza fought Jesse Bradshaw on April 23rd, 1951 adding to his winning record. Garza was the 14th person to beat Jesse Bradshaw where he showed his talent as a technical boxer, beating him over 8 rounds in his 19th professional fight. Fight against Jesse Bradshaw followed taking his record to 24-1-2.
Garza went into his next fight against Tommy Bazzano on August 14th, 1951 with a career record of 25-2-2. Garza was beaten by Tommy Bazzano in the 5th round. The win came via TKO in the 5th round. This was Garza's first stoppage defeat. Garza fought boxers including Rolly Johns and Rusty Cleek and he went on to win another 2 fights.
Taking a knock to his career, Garza fought and was defeated by Chuck Davey on January 16th, 1952 taking his record to 27-4-2. Garza was stopped by Chuck Davey in the 7th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. It was Garza's 3rd stoppage defeat in his career.
Pushing his career further, Garza fought Virgil Williams on August 22nd, 1955 adding to his winning record. Continuing his career, Garza fought Virgil Williams in 1955 over 4 rounds. Garza was the 2nd person to go the distance with Virgil Williams.
Taking another knock in his career, Garza fought Abe Cruz on September 27th, 1955 and was defeated by Cruz. This was a disappointing end to Garza's career, losing to the better man in Cruz over a 6 round fight. This was the last time Garza fought.