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Jack Sharkey
Global ID10616
sexmale
birthdate 1902-10-06
death date 1994-08-17 (91)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach76″   /   193cm
aliasBoston Gob
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeBinghamton, New York, USA
birth nameJoseph Paul Zukauskas
won 37 (KO 13) + lost 13 (KO 4) + drawn 3 = 53
rounds boxed 442
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 18
Total Bouts 55 KO% 23.64
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1936-08-18Joe Louis24-1-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALKO310
time: 1:02 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1936-06-25Phil Brubaker17-1-3
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe O'Connor
"Knocked down in the 1st round by Brubaker's whirling punching blast, jarred on several subsequent occasions and gashed over his left eye in the 6th, Sharkey nevertheless out-punched, out-boxed, out-smarted and out-pointed" his rival. (New York Times).
1936-04-14Tony Shucco68-9-6
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1936-02-07Tony Shucco67-9-6
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1935-11-22Unknown Winston50-32-5
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
referee: Johnny Martin
Sharkey's first bout in two years. He kayoed Winston in the first round after two blows but, as there had been "ugly talk" before of a "fix," the fans surrounded the ring shouting insults. Referee Martin tried to assure them that Winston had tried, which was greeted with louder insults. Sharkey suggested they start the bout all over. Martin consulted with the judges, and a few minutes later permitted the bout to start all over again. The fans returned to their seats. In the second round Sharkey caught Winston with a left to the jaw to floor him for an eight-count. He then slammed him with a right to the jaw and Winston was down for good. The fans booed and went home. (Often incorrectly recorded as occurring Nov. 25.) The State Boxing Commission then suspended Winston for one year for not giving his "best efforts."
1933-09-27Tommy Loughran76-16-5
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1515
referee: Spud Murphy 6-6 | judge: Herman Weingrad 4-7 | judge: Al Voice 7-6
Sharkey down in tenth. After a "drab fight" one judge had it 7-4-4 for Loughran, the other 7-6-2 for Sharkey while the referee had it a draw (6-6-3) but, as the rules then allowed, gave his decision for Loughran. (New York Times)
1933-09-18King Levinsky47-21-4
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Phil Collins
Sharkey down in first. The referee scored it 55-45 for Levinsky, and the referees had it 53-47 and 56-44. Sharkey appeared to win rounds 4, 6, and 7, and Levinsky took all the others.
1933-06-29Primo Carnera74-6-0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALKO615
time: 2:27 | referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: James Buckley | judge: Charley Lynch
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
Attendance 40,000.
1932-06-21Max Schmeling44-4-3
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Ed Smith 7-3 | judge: George Kelly 8-7 | judge: Charles F. Mathison 5-10
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
As a result of the controversial decision of this bout, the NYSAC barred any but "boxing experts" (sports writers, referees, judges) from broadcasting descriptions of future matches.
1931-10-12Primo Carnera48-3-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Ed Smith | judge: George Kelly | judge: Charles F. Mathison
Carnera down in 4th. Billed as being for the American heavyweight title.Attendance 30,000.
1931-07-22Mickey Walker75-10-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: George Kelly | judge: Charles F. Mathison
1930-06-12Max Schmeling42-4-3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALDQ415
time: 2:55 | referee: Jim Crowley | judge: Harold Barnes | judge: Charles F. Mathison
vacant NYSAC World heavyweight title
vacant National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
1930-02-27Phil Scott65-10-5
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO315
referee: Lou Magnolia
The Miami Boxing Commission upheld Magnolia's action refusing to allow Scott's claim of a foul.
1929-09-26Tommy Loughran59-7-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO315
time: 0:27 | referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Billy Joh | judge: Charles F. Mathison
American Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 45,000

1929-02-27Young Stribling188-7-14
Flamingo Park, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
referee: Lou Magnolia
A heavyweight title elimination bout, arranged by Tex Rickard before his death the month before. Held under the auspices of the American Legion, as required by Florida law.
A battle royale of 12 black fighters opened the card

1929-01-25KO Christner16-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Jack Dempsey | judge: George Kelly | judge: Tommy Shortell
Gross receipts: $73,609.19
Dempsey & Kelly voted for Sharkey, while Shortell declared the bout a draw.

1928-12-10Arthur De Kuh23-4-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1928-06-21Leo Gates29-28-3
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO310
referee: Walter Heisner
1928-04-30Jack Delaney69-10-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO115
time: 1:13 | referee: Lou Magnolia
1928-03-12Johnny Risko33-15-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1515
referee: Kid McPartland | judge: Stuart Douglas | judge: George Kelly
McPartland gave Risko 9 rounds, Sharkey 4 rounds, and 2 even. Douglas gave Risko 6 rounds, Sharkey 4 rounds, and 5 even. Kelly gave Sharkey 8 rounds and Risko 7.
1928-01-13Tom Heeney31-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADSD1212
referee: Jack Denning | judge: George Kelly | judge: George Patrick
Judge George Kelley voted for Sharkey, Judge George Patrick called it a draw, and Referee Denning gave Heeney the verdict. (Crowd: 17,000)
1927-07-21Jack Dempsey53-5-9
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALKO715
time: 0:45 | referee: Jack O'Sullivan | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Charles F. Mathison
"Sharkey took the count of ten after going down from a vicious left hook to the jaw. The Boston sailor had claimed a foul blow to the mid-section just before the climax, but the referee, Jack O’Sullivan, refused to allow it and counted him out. Dempsey’s knockout victory, which sent the crowd into a delirious outburst, followed a slashing, slugging battle from start to finish. The former champion, staggered in the first round and groggy, came back to force the fighting and finally dropped his young rival." (Associated Press)
This was a heavyweight tournament elimination bout, with the winner to meet current World Champion Gene Tunney for a shot at his title.

1927-05-20Jim Maloney26-3-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO515
time: 0:52 | referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Charles F. Mathison
1927-03-03Mike McTigue68-11-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO1215
time: 1:29 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
McTigue would have probably gone the distance but the referee stopped it because he had suffered a dangerous gash.
1926-12-15Homer Smith40-24-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: Howard L. Bancroft | judge: Earl Shafer
1926-10-12Harry Wills64-6-3
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ1315
time: 0:43 | referee: Patsy Haley
Haley disqualified Wills for illegal use of a backhand blow. "Wills was battered about the ring from the start." (AP) Wills suspended 20 days for the foul.
1926-09-21George Godfrey28-10-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1926-09-13Orlando Reverberi7-4-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO310
1926-06-25Bud Gorman21-2-2
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ110
referee: Johnny Martin
Gorman was disqualified for a low blow.
1926-04-19Pat McCarthy38-15-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: Jim Harmon
1926-04-01Emilio Solomon18-9-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-02-12Eddie Huffman17-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-01-18Mexican Joe Lawson5-10-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO210
See The Ring, March 1926, page 35.
1925-12-11Jim Maloney18-2-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Martin
1925-09-17Johnny Risko13-4-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-08-17Bud Gorman14-0-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-07-31Emilio Solomon15-3-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1925-06-05Jim Maloney15-1-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ910
referee: Johnny Brassil
Sharkey led on points for six rounds and gave Maloney a terrific beating, but Jim came back strong in the seventh and in the eighth he knocked Sharkey to the canvas five times, once for the count of nine. Sharkey's corner claimed a foul when Maloney put him down again in the 9th.
1925-05-25George Cook16-17-4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Dave Nelligan | judge: Pat Moran
1925-04-06Jack Renault44-5-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil | judge: Jim Harmon | judge: John T. Glackin
Some controversy, as two Massachusetts papers, the Lowell Sun and Boston Globe, had Renault winning majority of rounds. This was a major blow to Renault's career.
1925-02-10Charley Weinert34-7-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-01-20Sully Montgomery18-6-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1925-01-08Jack DeMave10-3-1
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-12-15Charley Weinert32-7-1
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Weinert won the newspaper decison according to THE RING and various newspaper souces. Most sources had Weinert winning 10 or l1 of the 12 rounds.
1924-11-05Jim Maloney6-1-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Pat Moran | judge: John T. Glackin
1924-08-29Quintin Romero Rojas11-4-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO910
referee: Johnny Brassil
This was reported in the Boston Globe to have been a terrific battle.
1924-08-20Young Jack Johnson19-20-9
Fair Grounds Auditorium, Bangor, Maine, USAWNWS66
Sharkey won the newspaper decision according to the Boston Globe.
1924-07-23Al Roberts26-9-1
Kinsley Park, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
The Evening Tribune 24 July 1924 p10
1924-07-15Homer Smith30-14-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1924-06-23Floyd Johnson36-4-8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 1924 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 16
1924-04-25Eddie Record18-9-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO710
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Pat Moran | judge: Dave Nelligan
1924-03-18Eddie Record17-9-1
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 1924 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 19
1924-02-26Dan Lucas0-1-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO28
1924-02-08Pat Hance1-3-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ210
referee: G. Edward Dixon | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: Dick Henshaw
Hance was floored four times, then went down twice without being hit and was disqualified.
1924-01-29Billy Muldoon3-7-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO18
referee: Jerry Moore | judge: Pat Moran | judge: John T. Glackin

 
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