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Curtis Sheppard
Global ID12440
sexmale
birthdate 1920-08-29
death date 1984-05-10 (63)
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasHatchetman
country USA
residencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeBrownsville, New York, USA
birth nameJames Roberts
won 52 (KO 33) + lost 33 (KO 5) + drawn 0 = 87
rounds boxed 660 KO% 37.93
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1949-01-19Rusty Payne41-11-2
Manhattan Center, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: Harold Barnes | judge: Young Otto
1948-11-30Johnny Haynes21-11-0
114th Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1948-10-11Rusty Payne40-10-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALKO910
time: 1:50 | referee: Buck McTiernan
Payne was down for a nine-count in round five.
1948-06-25Alfredo Lagay30-6-10
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO36
1947-10-27Lee Q. Murray55-10-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1212
1947-10-06Lee Q. Murray54-10-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1212
This was a slugfest. Murray had much the best of it for the first five rounds. In the sixth Sheppard landed his famous fight hand and nearly scored a knockout, dropping Murray to the floor with a thud. "Lee Q., however, managed to rise and protect himself for the remainder of the ring." Murrat handed out a lot of punishment in the last six rounds, especially in the 10th, 11th, and 12th, in all of which it looked as though Sheppard would be stopped. (From The Ring, February 1948, page 54)
1947-08-11Al Hart34-16-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO410
Hart caught a powerful right to the jaw in the third round, but managed to stay upright for the rest of the round. However, a series of powerful fights by Shepppard in round four finished him.
1947-06-16Archie Moore83-13-7
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
Sheppard was down in round 8 for an "8" count. From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1947-05-19Charley Doc Williams9-3-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
1947-04-21Jimmy Bivins56-9-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
Sheppard was on the floor when the bell rang ending the fight.
1947-02-17Jimmy Bivins55-8-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1947-01-27Sandy McPherson13-8-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1946-11-25Clarence Brown23-20-6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
1946-11-11Bill Petersen38-21-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO410
1946-10-28George Fitch38-15-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO510
Sheppard knocked out Fitch with a terrific left hook in round five. Fitch was ahead in the fight until the fatal punch landed.
1946-09-30Willie Barrow10-7-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO310
1946-08-26Johnny Shkor23-7-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1946-08-12O'Dell Riley11-9-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO610
1946-07-22Jimmy Bell22-12-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO810
1946-07-01O'Dell Riley10-9-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Leonard
Riley was knocked out by a right to the jaw just as the bell rang to end the fight, which prevented his being counted out.
1946-06-03Clarence Jones17-10-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO310
1946-05-14Charley Neaves5-7-1
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO310
1946-03-04Yancey Henry24-17-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO910
Henry was hospitalised after the fight.
1946-01-28Archie Moore76-11-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1212
Moore was down for a 6-count in round two and for nine in the eighth but outboxed Sheppard most of the way. The official round-by-round scoring was 9-2-1, 8-2-2, and 9-2-1.
1945-12-10Jersey Joe Walcott35-9-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO1010
Sheppard floored Walcott in round four, but Walcott dominated the rest of the fight, stopping Sheppard with a right to the mid-section.
1945-10-15Perk Daniels16-7-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1945-10-04Johnny Allen17-16-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO710
1945-09-03Nate Bolden57-28-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
"Nate was wont to loaf and Sheppard piled up enough points to win." (The Ring, November 1945, page 52.
1945-07-26Jimmy Bivins45-5-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1945-04-09Perk Daniels15-6-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO710
time: 2:02 | referee: Ernie Sesto
1944-10-02Buddy Walker63-16-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO910
1944-09-25Dan Merritt16-21-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1944-09-18Big Boy Brown12-11-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1944-07-18Melio Bettina68-12-2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto 2-7 | judge: Freddie Lux 3-5 | judge: Red Robinson 3-6
1944-06-19Lee Q. Murray30-6-2
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1212
Maryland and Ohio State Commission Heavyweight Championship (Duration)
The scoring was as follows: Referee Brockman 7-3-2; Judge Halfpenny 5-4-3; Judge Callahan 5-3-4, all in favor of Murray.

1944-05-08Tony Shucco85-14-9
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO510
"Sheppard went right after his foe from the start and stopped Tony with a blow to the whiskers in the fifth." (The Ring, July 1945, page 46.)
1944-04-17Buddy Walker60-13-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO810
Walker was in front "by a mile," when Sheppard connected with a right to the jaw that put him down for the full count.
1944-03-06Buddy Walker59-13-4
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto 2-7 | judge: George Lupinacci 3-5 | judge: Willie Davies 5-5
1944-02-28Al Hart30-12-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1212
referee: Ed Brockman
1944-01-24Gus Dorazio70-18-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams | judge: Willie Davies
1944-01-10Al Hart30-11-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1943-12-27Dan Merritt15-16-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
Merritt was floored nine times.
1943-12-06Clent Conway13-3-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
time: 2:37
1943-11-01Big Boy Brown12-8-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO1112
Sheppard took an 8-count in the third round, but took charge of the fight from the seventh round on. A smashing right to the jaw in the 11th broke Brown's jaw and he was counted out on the ring apron. It was a great victory for the smaller but always wicked-punching Hatchet Man.
1943-10-04Wallace Cross20-14-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO110
There were six bouts on this program. The results of the three four-rounders are unavailable.
1943-09-20Nate Bolden48-19-4
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
Sheppard was floored by a right to the stomach in the 5th round.
1943-07-21Lloyd Marshall40-8-2
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1943-06-14George Brothers16-3-2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO310
1943-05-24Larry Lane46-13-4
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1943-05-10Perk Daniels10-1-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1943-04-26Clent Conway11-0-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO1010
Conway entered the fight with a 12-0 record. (Reno Eveing Gazette)
1943-03-31Joey Maxim22-8-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
The decision favored Maxim nine rounds to one.
1943-03-10Joey Maxim22-7-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO110
time: 0:51 | referee: Joe Sedley
1943-02-15Hubert Hood2-2-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USANCNC610
referee: Walter Rightmore
Rightmore ruled fighters "not trying"
1943-02-09Buddy Walker43-9-4
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto
Sheppard was floored in the first.
1942-12-15Mose Brown20-9-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
referee: Al Grayber
A single right uppercut ended the fight. Brown was out for almost 5 minutes.
1942-07-27Joey Maxim15-4-0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Maxim provided a splendid display of boxing, "peppering Curtis with jab."
1942-06-23Eddie Blunt33-11-3
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO910
1942-06-08Clarence Jones12-5-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1942-05-11Johnny Flynn14-12-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO68
1942-04-13Willie Muldune13-9-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO18
time: 0:57 | referee: Freddie Mastrean
1942-02-17Yancey Henry13-8-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1942-01-19Yancey Henry12-8-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Freddie Mastrean | judge: Kid Stinger | judge: Chick Rodgers
1942-01-05Vince Pimpinella28-41-9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1941-09-02Lem Franklin24-5-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALKO510
referee: Buck McTiernan
Sheppard floored in second, fourth and fifth.
1941-07-02Jimmy Bivins22-1-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Buck McTiernan
1941-06-09Lee Q. Murray22-2-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Martzo
Murray was floored six times. He broke his right hand in the fourth round and had to fight one-handed the rest of the way.
1941-04-28Willie Reddish36-11-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1941-04-17Elza Thompson20-4-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USANCNC710
referee: Freddie Mastrean
A right hand from Sheppard floored Thompson in the fifth.
1941-03-24Lee Q. Murray22-1-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Lupinacci
Murray floored in the second and third rounds. This was a hard-hitting and exciting fight. Regis Welsh of the Pittsburgh Press felt that Murray had been the better fighter and should have received the decision despite the knockdowns.
1941-03-17Unknown Winston60-49-7
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
1941-02-24Al Patterson4-0-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
1941-01-30Lee Q. Murray18-1-1
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO610
Murray was floored just as the bell rang ending the first round.
1940-09-09George Hughes10-5-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1940-07-01Tony Musto26-6-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Lupinacci
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