Jack Sharkey boxer

Jack Sharkey boxer
bouts
53
won
37
lost
13
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1924-01-29
Height
6′ 0″/183cm
Reach
76″/193cm
Age
91
Born
1902-10-06
Death
1994-08-17
Nationality
USA

It was during his tenure in the Navy that he first showed interest in boxing. Tall and husky for a man of his generation, Joseph was encouraged by his friends in the service to box. He quickly established notoriety as the best boxer aboard any vessel on which he served. During his brief returns home to Boston he took part in his first fights for pay, the first on January 24, 1924, against one Billy Muldoon, whom he knocked out in the first round. By the time of his honorable discharge just short of a month later, he had won a second fight and was already earning write-ups in the Boston papers.He took his ring name from his two idols, heavyweight contender Tom Sharkey and heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. He won an important fight in 1926 over black heavyweight contender Harry Wills, but his first big year was 1927, when he defeated former light heavyweight champ Mike McTigue in twelve rounds and Boston rival Jim Maloney in five. That put him in the ring on July 21, 1927, with his idol, Dempsey, the winner to meet heavyweight champion Gene Tunney for the title. For six rounds Sharkey out-boxed Dempsey, who probed low with his punches. In the seventh round Sharkey turned his head to complain to the referee about Dempsey's low punches and Dempsey landed a classic left hook that knocked Sharkey out.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1936-08-18 Joe Louis WWWWWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
KO
1936-06-25 Phil Brubaker WWWWWD Fenway Park, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1936-04-14 Tony Shucco WWWWDW Boston Garden, Boston DRAW
Points
1936-02-07 Tony Shucco DWWWWD Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Unanimous decision
1935-11-22 Unknown Winston WLLWWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
KO
1933-09-27 Tommy Loughran LWWWWL Shibe Park, Philadelphia LOST
Split-decision
1933-09-18 King Levinsky LWWLWW Comiskey Park, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1933-06-29 Primo Carnera WWWWWW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens LOST
KO
1932-06-21 Max Schmeling WWWWWW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Split-decision
1931-10-12 Primo Carnera WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1931-07-22 Mickey Walker WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1930-06-12 Max Schmeling WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
1930-02-27 Phil Scott WWWWWW Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
1929-09-26 Tommy Loughran WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
1929-02-27 Young Stribling WWWWWW Flamingo Park, Miami Beach WIN
Points
1929-01-25 KO Christner LWDLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1928-12-10 Arthur De Kuh WWWWWW Arena, Boston WIN
Points
1928-06-21 Leo Gates LLLLLL Battery A Arena, Saint Louis WIN
KO
1928-04-30 Jack Delaney WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1928-03-12 Johnny Risko WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1928-01-13 Tom Heeney LWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Split-decision
1927-07-21 Jack Dempsey WWWWWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
KO
1927-05-20 Jim Maloney WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
1927-03-03 Mike McTigue WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1926-12-15 Homer Smith LLWLWW Arena, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1926-10-12 Harry Wills WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
1926-09-21 George Godfrey WWWWLW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
1926-09-13 Orlando Reverberi WLLWWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1926-06-25 Bud Gorman DWLWWL Braves Field, Boston WIN
1926-04-19 Pat McCarthy LWWWWW Arena, Boston WIN
Points
1926-04-01 Emilio Solomon LLLLWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
1926-02-12 Eddie Huffman WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1926-01-18 Mexican Joe Lawson LWLLLL Foot Guard Hall, Hartford WIN
KO
1925-12-11 Jim Maloney WWLWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
1925-09-17 Johnny Risko WWLWWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
1925-08-17 Bud Gorman WWWWWL Arena, Boston LOST
Points
1925-07-31 Emilio Solomon LWWWWL Braves Field, Boston WIN
Points
1925-06-05 Jim Maloney WWWWWW Braves Field, Boston WIN
1925-05-25 George Cook WDDWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Split-decision
1925-04-06 Jack Renault LWWWWW Arena, Boston WIN
Points
1925-02-10 Charley Weinert WWWWWW Mechanics Building, Boston LOST
Points
1925-01-20 Sully Montgomery WWWDWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1925-01-08 Jack DeMave WDWLWL Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Points
1924-12-15 Charley Weinert WWLWWW 113th Regiment Armory, Newark LOST
1924-11-05 Jim Maloney WWWWWW Mechanics Building, Boston LOST
Points
1924-08-29 Quintin Romero Rojas WWLWWL Mechanics Building, Boston LOST
KO
1924-08-20 Young Jack Johnson WWWDLW Fair Grounds Auditorium, Bangor WIN
1924-07-23 Al Roberts DLWWLW Kinsley Park, Providence WIN
Points
1924-07-15 Homer Smith WLLLL Braves Field, Boston WIN
Points
1924-06-23 Floyd Johnson LWDWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
1924-04-25 Eddie Record WLWWWW Arena, Boston WIN
KO
1924-03-18 Eddie Record WWLWWW Grand Opera House, Boston LOST
Points
1924-02-26 Dan Lucas L Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
1924-02-08 Pat Hance LWLL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
1924-01-29 Billy Muldoon LLLLLL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Technical knockout