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James Shuler boxer

James Shuler image
Status inactive
Age 26
Division middleweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1980-09-12
Born 1959-05-29
Death 1986-03-17
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
23
won
22
lost
1
draw
0
bouts
23
won
22
lost
1
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 26
Division middleweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1980-09-12
Born 1959-05-29
Death 1986-03-17
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Shuler was the 1979 and 1980 National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion. He qualified at 156 pounds and was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic boxing team that perished in an air crash in Warsaw, Poland, on March 14, 1980 . Shuler was not with the team, however, as he had stayed in America due to injury . The team was en route to Warsaw, Poland for the USA vs. Poland Box-off as part of "USA vs. the World." event. Among the USA Boxing teammates who were killed in the plane crash were Lemuel Steeples from St. Louis; Calvin Anderson from Connecticut; Paul Palomino - the brother of Carlos Palomino ; George Pimentel, and Olympic Coach, Sarge Johnson. Members of the team who were also not aboard included Bobby Czyz and Alex Ramos .Shuler's hopes were dashed when President Jimmy Carter imposed an Olympic boycott that forbid the U.S. Olympians from competing in the 1980 Summer Olympics. In 2007, he posthumously received one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.

Shuler was the 1979 and 1980 National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion. He qualified at 156 pounds and was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic boxing team that perished in an air crash in Warsaw, Poland, on March 14, 1980 . Shuler was not with the team, however, as he had stayed in America due to injury . The team was en route to Warsaw, Poland for the USA vs. Poland Box-off as part of "USA vs. the World." event. Among the USA Boxing teammates who were killed in the plane crash were Lemuel Steeples from St. Louis; Calvin Anderson from Connecticut; Paul Palomino - the brother of Carlos Palomino ; George Pimentel, and Olympic Coach, Sarge Johnson. Members of the team who were also not aboard included Bobby Czyz and Alex Ramos .Shuler's hopes were dashed when President Jimmy Carter imposed an Olympic boycott that forbid the U.S. Olympians from competing in the 1980 Summer Olympics. In 2007, he posthumously received one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 10, 1986 Thomas Hearns WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas NABF Middleweight

LOSS
KO
July 4, 1985 Jerry Holly LLWWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1985 James Kinchen WWWWDW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City NABF Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 25, 1984 Kenny Bristol WLLLWL Resorts International, Atlantic City NABF Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 1984 Clint Jackson WWWWWL Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia NABF Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 25, 1983 Leroy Green Jr. WLLLLL Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver NABF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1983 Wilbur Henderson WWWLLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1983 Norberto Sabater LWLLWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
June 14, 1983 Wilfredo Acosta Civic Center, Philadelphia WIN
KO
March 18, 1983 Inocencio De la Rosa LLLLLL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1982 Sugar Ray Seales WWWWWW Great Gorge Resort, McAfee NABF Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 18, 1982 Dario De Asa WLLWLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
June 12, 1982 Collin Keller WWLLLW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1982 Ricky Sheppard WWWLWL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1982 Jesus Castro WWLLLL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Nov. 7, 1981 Wyatt Simpkins LWLLLL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 18, 1981 Kenny Hodges DWWLWL Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1981 Willard Nance WLLWL Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
April 11, 1981 Vincent Evans LL Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1981 Robert Thomas LLLLLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 1980 Charlie Hecker WWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1980 Jamal Arbubakar LWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1980 Chris Rogers LL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout