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Cleo Shans
Global ID13863
sexmale
birthdate 1917-11-04
death date 1968-09-00 (50)
divisionlightweight
country USA
residenceSan Diego, California, USA
birth placeBrawley, California, USA
won 76 (KO 29) + lost 51 (KO 4) + drawn 20 = 148
rounds boxed 1111 KO% 19.59
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1949-04-18Sal Perea33-8-12
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USALTKO310
referee: Frankie Carter
1948-10-25Billy Morris17-10-0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO36
1947-06-16Sammy Adragna33-14-2
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 5-5 | judge: Buck Styperk 3-7 | judge: Freddie Lux 3-6
This fight is sometimes incorrectly dated 6/16/46 or 7/8/47. Adragna and Shans did not fight on either of those dates.
1947-06-06Terry Moore14-4-1
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1947-04-28Joey Angelo27-4-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1947-04-14Johnny Greco52-8-4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USALTKO610
time: 2:14
1947-03-21Richard Polite35-13-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
1947-03-10Lou Lombardi34-21-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
time: 3:00 | referee: Bill Lieberman
The bout was stopped by the ring doctor after the 6th round, due to a broken hand suffered by Lombardi.
1946-12-03Walter Stevens38-3-0
Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO810
time: 3:00
1946-11-23Ruby Kessler28-7-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO310
time: 1:49
Shans was helpless on the ropes when the referee stopped the fight.
1946-11-01Julio Cesar Jiminez46-12-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1946-10-24Booker Hodges6-2-0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1946-10-15Billy Graham59-2-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny McAvoy 7-5 | judge: Joe Agnello 0-10 | judge: George LeCron 2-8
1946-09-19Pat Scanlon50-19-4
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALUD88
referee: Ray Miller 3-4 | judge: Eddie Benson 3-4 | judge: Bobby Dawson 0-7
1946-05-27Charley Milan17-8-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
Both Milan and Shans suffered hand fractures, Shans in the fourth round and Milan in the sixth.
1946-05-23Lefty LaChance101-33-9
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jed Gahan | judge: Abe Goldberg | judge: Dave Stewart
1946-04-01Julio Cesar Jiminez41-12-7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1946-03-06Pedro Firpo26-33-6
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWSD1010
1946-02-26Dave Andrews32-7-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: James Carrig | judge: Joe Santarpia
1946-02-14Ike Williams69-9-3
Orange, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1946-01-31Willie Cheatum20-37-12
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1946-01-24Eddie Giosa32-9-2
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1946-01-22Nava Esparza42-20-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Jim Crowley 4-6 | judge: Sammy Rosenblatt 4-6 | judge: Gus Galli 6-4
1946-01-14Pat Foley49-15-7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO410
time: 2:53 | referee: Benny Leonard
1945-11-11Johnny Bratton14-4-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
1945-11-02Johnny Bratton14-4-0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
1945-10-26Humberto Zavala11-10-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1945-10-16Tony Pellone17-5-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Teddy Martin 7-1 | judge: Joe Agnello 6-2 | judge: Sammy Rosenblatt 6-2
1945-09-20Dom Amoroso27-5-1
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
Amoroso was down for a nine count in the 1st.
1945-08-10Raul Zenith3-1-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO810
time: 2:10 | referee: Mushy Callahan
1945-07-25Ray Salas42-6-7
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frankie Brown 54½-56½
1945-07-06Raul Zenith3-1-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy Kershner 56-54 | judge: Steve Nyland 53½-56½ | judge: Benny Whitman 55-55
1945-06-29Chevo Carvajal4-1-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1945-05-04Manuel Sierra10-11-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO610
referee: Benny Whitman
Sierra was knocked down once in the 1st, and three times in the 6th round.
1945-04-18Ray Salas41-5-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Evans
An "unpopular decision." (United Press)
1945-03-12Jackie Wilson98-29-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1945-01-26Jimmy Joyce21-21-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 59-51 | judge: Benny Whitman 63-47 | judge: Labe Safro 58½-51½
Joyce was knocked down for a seven-count in the 4th round, and again in the 10th round.
1945-01-19Eddie Hudson22-18-9
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWSD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore 58½-51½ | judge: Charley Randolph 57-53 | judge: Jimmy Wallace 52½-57½
1945-01-05Augie Jiminez0-1-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO910
referee: Joe Narvaez
1944-12-22Eddie Hudson21-18-8
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALTD810
referee: Chick Raines 43-45
Hudson could not continue after the 8th round, due to a gash from a head-butt.
1944-12-15Mike Delia24-6-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USANCNC710
referee: Abe Roth
The referee declared the bout no-contest due to their poor showing. New York Times
1944-11-27Carmine Fatta64-14-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO310
Fatta's seconds would not allow him to continue the fight in the third round. He had been out on his feet at the close of the second round.
1944-10-27Leo Francis1-10-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1944-09-19Jackie Wilson95-28-7
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
1944-08-28Victor Creelman25-4-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1944-08-10Paul Frechette30-30-7
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO38
time: 1:55 | referee: Young Otto | judge: Abe Goldberg | judge: Gus Galli
1944-06-23Ike Williams50-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1010
time: 0:26 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
Reported as being the first time in 79 bouts that Shans failed to finish. Spokane Spokesman-Review
1944-05-31Harry Jeffra86-12-3
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
Jeffra down in the 9th. Shans was an easy winner.
1944-05-18Leo Dulmaine43-34-3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWMD88
referee: Young Otto 3-3 | judge: Abe Goldberg 5-3 | judge: Gus Galli 6-2
1944-05-15Al Guido32-13-14
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1944-04-10Ellis Phillips26-16-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1944-03-20Lew Hanbury14-4-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
Shans gave Hanbury a sound thrashing, according to the The Ring, June 1944, page 47.
1944-02-21Julie Kogon63-20-11
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1943-11-22Ellis Phillips25-13-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1943-10-25George 'Dusty' Brown40-37-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO58
1943-10-15Al Reasoner13-8-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1212
1943-09-27Terry Young52-14-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
"A crowd of 4,323 saw Young win the bout as he pleased." (Associated Press)
1943-09-17Al Reasoner12-8-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALSD1010
referee: Roland Brown 3-6 | judge: Battling Ferdie 2-6 | judge: Chester Jones 5-4
1943-09-09Carl Guggino111-49-24
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
1943-08-31Joe De Jesus30-65-5
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO38
1943-08-20Bobby Ruffin49-15-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Shans substituted for Sal Bartolo. (Associated Press)
1943-07-02Lupe Gonzalez31-25-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALSD1010
referee: Abe Roth | judge: Reggie Gilmore | judge: Jack McDonald
1943-06-14Ross Romero10-3-3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Toby Irwin
1943-05-14Lupe Gonzalez29-25-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS1010
1943-05-07Richie Lemos53-22-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1943-03-26Johnny Greco30-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: Marty Monroe | judge: Sam Austin
1943-02-26Johnny Greco29-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 3-6 | judge: Marty Monroe 4-6 | judge: Joe Agnello 1-9
1942-12-11Jackie Callura53-25-10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
A "close but unanimous decision." (Associated Press)
1942-12-04Lefty LaChance51-12-7
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
time: 2:58 | referee: Eddie Bradley
1942-11-16Richie Lemos51-19-3
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWMD1010
referee: Jack Dekkers | judge: Ernie Wakefield | judge: Harmon Smith
1942-10-26Kelly Jessup18-4-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1942-10-05Richie Lemos48-18-3
Providence, Rhode Island, USALMD1010
1942-09-29Joey Peralta20-17-11
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1942-08-28Maxie Shapiro60-8-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1942-08-13Maxie Shapiro60-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
The fans objected loudly to the verdict.
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