Inducted on November 9, 1995

Adolfo was born on January 29, 1952. As an amateur he was suppose to box his brother Edwin in the finals of the New York Golden Gloves at Madison Square Garden. The A.A.U. decided that they would not have to box each other and awarded both of them first prize.

Adolfo turned pro in 1969 and won the U.S. Junior Welterweight title with a 12 round decision over Monroe Brooks in 1975, up to this time he had a perfect record.

Before he retired in 1982 he fought and held his own against some of the top boxers of his day including Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Donald Curry and also won a 10 round decision over Bruce Curry. During his long pro career he was never knocked out. He was a true contender and a welcome addition to our Hall of Fame.

Adolfo Viruet won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. He won the 1968 featherweight title in the sub-novice division and the 1969 featherweight title in the open division. Viruet and his older brother, Edwin Viruet, were supposed to box each other in the 1969 final, but it was decided that the brothers should not have to fight each other, and they were declared co-champions. According to an article in The Ring, both brothers finished their amateur careers with 18-0 records.

Adolfo lost ten-round unanimous decisions to Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Donald Curry. He was never knocked out during his 25-fight pro career.

Edwin Viruet also fought Duran. He lost by a ten-round unanimous decision in 1975 and by a fifteen-round unanimous decision for the World Lightweight Championship in 1977.

Adolfo is an inductee of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. [1]

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