Curtis Sheppard boxer

Curtis Sheppard boxer
bouts
86
won
51
lost
33
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1938-09-24
Height
5′ 11″/180cm
Reach
-
Age
63
Born
1920-08-29
Death
1984-05-10
Nationality
USA

Sheppard never received a world title shot. He was what in boxing is described as a "journeyman." However, his career had many ups and downs, which made him an interesting boxer for fans to watch. The February 2005 issue of Ring magazine, described him as a "gatekeeper," a fighter who stood in the way of other boxers seeking a title shot.Sheppard began his career as a professional boxer on September 24, 1938, knocking out Larry White in the first round at Madison Square Garden. His first defeat was on November 1 of that year, against Danny Peal, by decision. Sheppard would win four fights in a row, including one against Herbie Katz, who had an immediate rematch, with Sheppard's winning streak stopped at four, when Katz beat him by decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1949-01-19 Rusty Payne WWWWWL Manhattan Center, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1948-11-30 Johnny Haynes LLLWWL 114th Infantry Armory, Camden LOST
Points
1948-10-11 Rusty Payne WWWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
KO
1948-06-25 Alfredo Lagay WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
1947-10-27 Lee Q. Murray WWLWW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1947-10-06 Lee Q. Murray WWWLW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1947-08-11 Al Hart WWLLWL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1947-06-16 Archie Moore WDDWWL Griffith Stadium, Washington LOST
Unanimous decision
1947-05-19 Charley Doc Williams WWWLWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1947-04-21 Jimmy Bivins LWWWWL Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1947-02-17 Jimmy Bivins LLLWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1947-01-27 Sandy McPherson WWDLLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Points
1946-11-25 Clarence Brown WDWWWL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1946-11-11 Bill Petersen LWWLWL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1946-10-28 George Fitch LWWDLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1946-09-30 Willie Barrow WWWLLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1946-08-26 Johnny Shkor WWLWLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-08-12 O'Dell Riley WLWLWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1946-07-22 Jimmy Bell WWLLLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1946-07-01 O'Dell Riley DWLWLW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1946-06-03 Clarence Jones WLLWLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1946-05-14 Charley Neaves WLLLLL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
KO
1946-03-04 Yancey Henry WLLWL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1946-01-28 Archie Moore LWLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1945-12-10 Jersey Joe Walcott WWWWWW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
KO
1945-10-15 Perk Daniels WLLLWL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-10-04 Johnny Allen WLWWWW Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1945-09-03 Nate Bolden LWLWLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-07-26 Jimmy Bivins WWWWDW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1945-04-09 Perk Daniels WLWLLL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
Technical knockout
1944-10-02 Buddy Walker LLLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1944-09-25 Dan Merritt LLDDLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1944-09-18 Big Boy Brown LLWLLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-07-18 Melio Bettina WWWLWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1944-06-19 Lee Q. Murray WWWWLL Oriole Park, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1944-05-08 Tony Shucco WWWWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1944-04-17 Buddy Walker WWLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1944-03-06 Buddy Walker WWWLWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
Split-decision
1944-02-28 Al Hart WWWLLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Split-decision
1944-01-24 Gus Dorazio WWWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-01-10 Al Hart DWWWLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1943-12-27 Dan Merritt WLLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Points
1943-12-06 Clent Conway WLLLWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1943-11-01 Big Boy Brown LWLLLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1943-10-04 Wallace Cross LLLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1943-09-20 Nate Bolden WLLLWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark LOST
Points
1943-07-21 Lloyd Marshall WWWWWL Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland LOST
Points
1943-06-14 George Brothers WWLDLL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1943-05-24 Larry Lane WLWLWD Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
1943-05-10 Perk Daniels WLWWDW Laurel Garden, Newark LOST
Points
1943-04-26 Clent Conway WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1943-03-31 Joey Maxim WLLWWL Arena, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1943-03-10 Joey Maxim WWLLWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
KO
1943-02-15 Hubert Hood LLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago
1943-02-09 Buddy Walker WWWWLW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1942-12-15 Mose Brown LLWWLL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1942-07-27 Joey Maxim WWLWLW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOST
Points
1942-06-23 Eddie Blunt LWLWWL Crosley Field, Cincinnati WIN
KO
1942-06-08 Clarence Jones LWWLLW Hickey Park, Millvale LOST
Points
1942-05-11 Johnny Flynn DWWWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1942-04-13 Willie Muldune LWLLLW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
1942-02-17 Yancey Henry LLWLWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
1942-01-19 Yancey Henry WLLWLW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
Split-decision
1942-01-05 Vince Pimpinella LWLLWD Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Split-decision
1941-09-02 Lem Franklin WWWWWW Hickey Park, Millvale LOST
KO
1941-07-02 Jimmy Bivins WWLWWW Hickey Park, Millvale LOST
Points
1941-06-09 Lee Q. Murray WWDWWL Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-04-28 Willie Reddish WWDWWL Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Points
1941-04-17 Elza Thompson LWWLWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh
1941-03-24 Lee Q. Murray WWWDWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-03-17 Unknown Winston LLWDWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1941-02-24 Al Patterson WWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
1941-01-30 Lee Q. Murray WWWWWW Baltimore Arena, Baltimore LOST
Technical knockout
1940-09-09 George Hughes LWLWWW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Points
1940-07-01 Tony Musto LLLWWD Hickey Park, Millvale LOST
Points
1940-05-13 Jim Thompson LWWLLW Butler Street Sports Arena, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1940-05-03 Charley Brant WWWWLL Butler Street Sports Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1939-11-18 Jersey Joe Walcott WWLLWW Rockland Palace, New York LOST
Points
1939-10-30 Jim Howell LWLLWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Points
1939-09-12 Herbie Katz WLWWLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1939-08-28 Herbie Katz WWLWWL Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
1939-08-21 Jack Wofford LWLDWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
1939-07-24 Bill Addison LWL Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
KO
1939-03-27 Basher Dean WLDWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1939-02-10 Roy Kelley WWWWLD Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
1938-10-01 Danny Peel LWLWWW Rockland Palace, New York LOST
Points
1938-09-24 Larry White WWLWL Rockland Palace, New York WIN
KO