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Reuben Shank

W L D
30 20 7
10 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 57 rating
rounds 404 ranking
KOs 17%
 
global ID 9610
aliasCowboy
born 1921-08-08
death date1995-12-12 / age 74
debut1940-12-01 / age 19
divisionmiddleweight
residence
Keenesburg, Colorado, USA
birth place
Keenesburg, Colorado, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
58 10 0 1 0

Career Record

58 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Billy Blairdebut
 L 
UD6/6
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
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158Hank Davis
24
12
7
154
 L 
TKO6/0
Softball Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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164½Mel Brown
25
2
1
157
 L 
KO8/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Because of a severe head injury sustained during this bout Shank was close to death for over 12 hours following the knockout, and his Colorado and National Boxing Association licenses were revoked.
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157Fred Apostoli
59
9
1
160
 L 
UD10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
Shank was knocked down in the 6th round.
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160Fred Apostoli
58
9
1
161
 L 
RTD8/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
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160Pete Mead
23
6
0
159
 L 
TKO10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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160½Al Priest
25
1
0
155½
 L 
MD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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160Jerry Fiorello
60
70
17
157¾
 D 
PTS10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
referee: Billy Cavanaugh 4-4   judge: Jack O'Sullivan 2-6, Jimmy Hagan 6-3
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160½Tony Elizondo
22
1
0
160
 L 
PTS10/10
Houston, Texas, USA
 L 
PTS
10/10

Houston, Texas, USA
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158½Bee Bee Washington
30
11
6
160
 L 
PTS10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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157Ossie Harris
35
35
6
162½
 L 
PTS10/10
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
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158½Roy Miller
17
7
3
158½
 L 
PTS10/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
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160Carmen DeJohn
14
0
0
163
 W  
TKO3/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
De John reported as entering this fight with a string of 15 victories, 12 by knockout
referee: Ernie Sesto
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161Roy Miller
17
7
3
160
 L 
NWS10/10
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Newspaper decision from the Independent Record
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160Benny Droll
13
7
8
158
 W  
PTS10/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Denver, Colorado, USA
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156Pat Saia
14
7
2
151
 W  
PTS10/10
Houston, Texas, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Houston, Texas, USA
Saia was knocked down in the 6th round, for a one-count.
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159Roy Miller
16
7
2
158½
 D 
PTS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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157¾Mickey Doyle
16
1
0
156¼
 W  
KO6/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
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159¾Pete DeRuzza
42
42
10
156
 W  
SD8/8
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
Shank was knocked down twice.
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150½Chuck Hunter
18
7
0
150
 L 
UD10/10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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157Fritzie Zivic
149
45
6
153
 W  
SD10/10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Red Robinson 7-2   judge: Chick Rodgers 5-4, Freddie Lux 4-5
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159Ossie Harris
30
27
6
159
 W  
UD10/10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Freddie Mastrean 6-2   judge: Buck McTiernan 6-4, Freddie Lux 5-3
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155Ossie Harris
28
27
6
161
 L 
SD10/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Red Robinson 3-7   judge: Joe Zivic 3-6, Alvin (Jap) Williams 5-4
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153Norman Rubio
32
9
4
146
 D 
PTS10/10
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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159Artie Levine
28
4
5
157
 W  
PTS10/10
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Held on January 14, not January 1 (see The Ring, April 1944, page 64. "The fight was a thriller..In the fourth round, Artie nailed (Shank) with a right that dropped (him) to his glove tips...Shanks won a decision after ten hectic rounds, but it was close enough for the referee to call it a draw."
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156Vinnie Vines
44
16
7
154
 W  
KO9/10
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Shank enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving over three years, but continued his boxing career. Vines enlisted in the Navy and did not fight again for 19 months.
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Izzy Jannazzo
50
30
13
 W  
PTS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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149Jackie Byrd
18
3
2
148
 L 
TKO6/10
Mobile, Alabama, USA
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146Cosby Linson
27
4
5
147
 L 
PTS10/10
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Mike Cusimano
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155Joe Carter
4
0
1
157
 L 
PTS10/10
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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146¾Sugar Ray Robinson
33
0
0
144½
 L 
KO2/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:26   referee: Billy Cavanaugh
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Phil Norman
9
7
1
 W  
KO5/0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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147¾Vinnie Vines
37
12
4
146
 D 
PTS10/10
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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149Henry Armstrong
113
14
7
145½
 W  
UD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA
Armstrong scores a knockdown in the sixth.
referee: Dan Darnell
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146Fritzie Zivic
118
30
6
148½
 L 
PTS10/10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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150½Bobby Berger
1
10
2
148½
 W  
KO5/0
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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150Fritzie Zivic
117
29
6
149
 W  
UD10/10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Johnny Roszina
18
3
1
 W  
PTS8/8
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Warren Corbett
9
6
1
 W  
PTS6/6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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148Bobby Berger
1
7
2
145½
 W  
TKO2/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
time: 3:00   referee: Mike Cusimano
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148Cosby Linson
19
0
3
144¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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151Jimmy Brooks
30
11
3
151½
 W  
PTS4/4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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157Frankie Frenchy Valdez
4
8
1
160
 W  
PTS4/4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Jack Chase
34
4
2
 L 
PTS8/8
Denver, Colorado, USA
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151½Luis Carranza
14
19
6
152
 D 
PTS4/4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
referee: Reggie Gilmore
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149Luis Carranza
14
18
6
144
 W  
PTS4/4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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152Lalo Rodriguez
1
1
0
147
 L 
PTS4/4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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147Gene Valenzuela
9
6
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USA
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143Gene Valenzuela
9
6
3
145
 D 
PTS4/4
Eastside Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Maxie Moore
2
3
3
 W  
KO1/0
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USA
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Louis Ruiz
7
2
4
 W  
PTS4/4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
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Sandy Cox
1
0
1
 W  
KO1/4
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USA
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Tommy Hunter
1
0
1
 W  
PTS4/4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
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148Russell Brock
24
23
8
148
 W  
PTS4/4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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Rudy Campa
1
2
0
 W  
KO1/4
Downtown Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
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149Russell Brock
24
23
7
147
 D 
PTS4/4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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Sammy Calabrese
0
3
0
 W  
KO5/0
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Blanchard Parkerdebut
 W  
PTS4/4
Denver, Colorado, USA
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W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending