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Ronnie Shields boxer

Ronnie Shields image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 9½″/177cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1980-08-19
Born 1958-06-06
Nationality USA
Residence Port Arthur, Texas, USA
bouts
33
won
26
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
33
won
26
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 9½″/177cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1980-08-19
Born 1958-06-06
Nationality USA
Residence Port Arthur, Texas, USA

Shields had a stellar amateur career. In 1974 he was the National Junior Olympics Featherweight champion. In 1975 he was the National Golden Gloves Featherweight champion. In 1976 and 1978 he was the National Golden Gloves Light welterweight champion.Shields turned pro in 1980. In 1984 he challenged Billy Costello for the WBC light welterweight title, but lost a decision. In 1986 he took on Tsuyoshi Hamada in Japan for the WBC light welterweight title, but lost a split decision. He retired in 1988.

Shields had a stellar amateur career. In 1974 he was the National Junior Olympics Featherweight champion. In 1975 he was the National Golden Gloves Featherweight champion. In 1976 and 1978 he was the National Golden Gloves Light welterweight champion.Shields turned pro in 1980. In 1984 he challenged Billy Costello for the WBC light welterweight title, but lost a decision. In 1986 he took on Tsuyoshi Hamada in Japan for the WBC light welterweight title, but lost a split decision. He retired in 1988.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 19, 1988 Vincent Releford WDWWWL Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 9, 1987 Rodolfo Gonzalez WWWWLW Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Points
June 22, 1987 Cassius Clay Horne WWWWLW Studio West, Phoenix DRAW
Points
Dec. 2, 1986 Tsuyoshi Hamada WWWWWW Kokugikan World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Split-decision
May 11, 1986 Frankie Warren WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi vacant USBA Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1986 Sergio Aguirre LWWLLW Ramada-Houston Hotel, Houston vacant USBA Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1985 James Martinez LLWWLL Fool's Gold Nightclub, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1985 Joe Manley WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York NABF Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1985 Randy Mitchem LLWWWL Beaumont NABF Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1985 Eduardo Valdez WLLWLL Summit, Houston NABF Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1984 Billy Costello WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, Kingston World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1984 Martin Rojas LWLLLW Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 16, 1983 Saoul Mamby WWWLWL Stouffer's Inn, Cleveland vacant NABF Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1983 Chuck Peralta LLLWLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas vacant NABF Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 1983 Fili Ramirez LWLWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
March 19, 1983 Jimmy Blevins WWLLLW Convention Center, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1982 Bruce Curry WWLWWW Civic Arena, Saint Joseph USBA Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 2, 1982 Pete Podgorski LLWWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1982 Eddie Campbell LWLLLL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1982 Monroe Brooks WWWWWW Reunion Arena, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
March 27, 1982 Floyd Pearson LLWLLL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1982 Oscar Saucedo Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1981 Larry Bonds WWWWWL Astrodome, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 6, 1981 Archie Crews LWWLL Shamrock Hilton Hotel, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 1, 1981 Carlos Villacana WWLLLL Houston WIN
KO
July 17, 1981 Ed Modicue LWLLLW Civic Centre, Beaumont WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 1981 Guillermo Miranda WWWLDW Mexico City LOSS
Technical knockout
April 23, 1981 Jose Hernandez LWWWLL Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1981 Faustino Pena LLLL Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth WIN
KO
Feb. 7, 1981 Faustino Pena LLL J-B Entertainment Center, Houston WIN
Points
Nov. 11, 1980 Jerry Reyes LLLWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1980 Frank Lawson LWWDLW Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 1980 Ramiro Hernandez LLLLLL Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO