Al Villafarra (age 16) was a orthodox boxer with a record of 29 wins, 8 losses, 1 draws. Starting his career on November 1952 at age 16, Al Villafarra fought 39 times over 16 years as a pro. The longest win streak that Villafarra has ever recorded was between November 1952 and July 1955 when it totaled 9 wins. Villafarra's longest KO streak is 3 fights long.
Setting up his pro career well and building his confidence in the pro ring, Villafarra became the 5th person to take Richard Gee the distance and claimed a PTS debut win. Villafarra continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Vic Cardell, Armand Goetters and Joey Vasquez. Fights included fighting 4 times in 1952 and 6 times in 1954.
Villafarra lost to Richie Howard in his next fight. Taking place on June 2nd, 1953, Villafarra's career record after this fight stood at 7-1-1. Villafarra's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 10 round fight against the better man. Howard gave Villafarra his first professional loss of his 9 fight career to date. 15 wins followed where Villafarra went on to fight Vic Cardell, Archie Whitewater and Philip Kim amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Maurice Harper was next in line for Villafarra where unfortunately, he was defeated on August 16th, 1955 taking his record to 20-4-1. Villafarra's fight against Maurice Harper was Villafarra's first stoppage defeat. This came via TKO in the 7th round of a 10 round fight. A career that could be described as less than successful saw Villafarra's record go to 20-6-1 following 3 fights against boxers such as fought Mel Barker and fought Dave Johnson.
Villafarra lost to Kid Fichique in his next fight. Taking place on July 14th, 1956, Villafarra's career record after this fight stood at 20-7-1. Villafarra's fight against Kid Fichique was Villafarra's 2nd stoppage defeat which came via KO in the 2nd round of the fight.
On February 11th, 1957, Villafarra went into action again and beat Irving Chaline taking the winning record to 21 wins. Chaline was a worthy challenger but Villafarra was too much and became the first person to stop Chaline via KO during round 5. 6 wins followed where Villafarra went on to be the 5th person to go the distance with Earl Citizen, 5th person to defeat Gene Leslie and 5th person to stop Charley Sazera (Round 1 KO).
Villafarra went into his next career fight with a record of 27-7-1 and took this to 28 wins with a win against Alonzo Harris on March 26th, 1963. Harris was a great challenge for Villafarra, losing over the full 10 round distance and crowning Villafarra as the 6th person to have defeated Harris.
On January 22nd, 1969, Villafarra took on and was defeated by Paul Patin meaning his career tally went to 29-8-1 This was a challenging final career fight for Villafarra, Villafarra was taken the full 10 rounds in a UD loss. Villafarra's career ended in a records of 29 wins,8 losses, and 1 draws.