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Reuben Shank
Global ID9610
sexmale
birthdate 1921-08-08
death date 1995-12-12 (74)
divisionmiddleweight
aliasCowboy
country USA
residenceKeenesburg, Colorado, USA
birth placeKeenesburg, Colorado, USA
won 30 (KO 10) + lost 20 (KO 6) + drawn 7 = 57
rounds boxed 404
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 58 KO% 17.24
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1954-05-03Billy Blair
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USALUD66
1954-04-13Hank Davis24-12-7
Softball Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USALTKO6
1947-11-21Mel Brown25-2-1
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALKO810
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.
1947-08-25Fred Apostoli59-9-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALUD1010
Shank was knocked down in the 6th round.
1947-07-14Fred Apostoli58-9-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALRTD810
1947-04-11Pete Mead23-6-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALTKO1010
1947-01-20Al Priest25-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALMD1010
1946-10-04Jerry Fiorello60-70-17
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy Cavanaugh 4-4 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 2-6 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 6-3
1946-09-17Tony Elizondo22-1-0
Houston, Texas, USALPTS1010
1946-07-23Bee Bee Washington30-11-6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
1946-07-08Ossie Harris35-35-6
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1946-04-30Roy Miller17-7-3
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1946-04-15Carmen DeJohn14-0-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
referee: Ernie Sesto
De John reported as entering this fight with a string of 15 victories, 12 by knockout
1946-04-01Roy Miller17-7-3
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Independent Record
1946-03-27Benny Droll13-7-8
Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
1946-02-19Pat Saia14-7-2
Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
Saia was knocked down in the 6th round, for a one-count.
1946-02-04Roy Miller16-7-2
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USADPTS1010
1946-01-22Mickey Doyle16-1-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO610
1945-12-18Pete DeRuzza42-42-10
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWSD88
Shank was knocked down twice.
1945-11-12Chuck Hunter18-7-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
1945-07-03Fritzie Zivic149-45-6
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Red Robinson 7-2 | judge: Chick Rodgers 5-4 | judge: Freddie Lux 4-5
1945-05-15Ossie Harris30-27-6
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Freddie Mastrean 6-2 | judge: Buck McTiernan 6-4 | judge: Freddie Lux 5-3
1945-03-26Ossie Harris28-27-6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson 3-7 | judge: Joe Zivic 3-6 | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams 5-4
1944-05-05Norman Rubio32-9-4
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USADPTS1010
1944-01-14Artie Levine28-4-5
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
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."
1943-12-10Vinnie Vines44-16-7
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWKO910
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.
1943-09-24Izzy Jannazzo50-30-13
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1942-09-21Jackie Byrd18-3-2
Mobile, Alabama, USALTKO610
1942-09-14Cosby Linson27-4-5
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
referee: Mike Cusimano
1942-08-31Joe Carter4-0-1
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1942-08-21Sugar Ray Robinson33-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO210
time: 2:26 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1942-08-10Phil Norman9-7-1
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO5
1942-08-03Vinnie Vines37-12-4
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
1942-07-03Henry Armstrong113-14-7
Municipal Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
referee: Dan Darnell
Armstrong scores a knockdown in the sixth.
1942-06-04Fritzie Zivic118-30-6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
1942-04-30Bobby Berger1-10-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO5
1942-04-23Fritzie Zivic117-29-6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWUD1010
1942-04-09Johnny Roszina18-3-1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS88
1942-03-13Warren Corbett9-6-1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
1941-12-01Bobby Berger1-7-2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO210
time: 3:00 | referee: Mike Cusimano
1941-11-17Cosby Linson19-0-3
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
1941-10-24Jimmy Brooks30-11-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1941-10-14Frankie Frenchy Valdez4-8-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1941-10-12Jack Chase34-4-2
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS88
1941-04-15Luis Carranza14-19-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS44
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1941-04-10Luis Carranza14-18-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1941-03-28Lalo Rodriguez1-1-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS44
1941-03-19Gene Valenzuela9-6-4
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USAWPTS66
1941-03-15Gene Valenzuela9-6-3
Eastside Arena, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS44
1941-03-05Maxie Moore2-3-3
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USAWKO1
1941-02-28Louis Ruiz7-2-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS44
1941-02-26Sandy Cox1-0-1
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USAWKO14
1941-02-21Tommy Hunter1-0-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS44
1941-01-31Russell Brock24-23-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1941-01-21Rudy Campa1-2-0
Downtown Arena, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO14
1941-01-10Russell Brock24-23-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS44
1940-12-19Sammy Calabrese0-3-0
Denver, Colorado, USAWKO5
1940-12-01Blanchard Parker
Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS44

 
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