Ken Shaw

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Name: Ken Shaw
Born: 1920-06-10
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: 1997-10-00 (Age:77)
Hometown: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
Boxing Record: click

His first real claim to �fame� came when he won the Midlands counties heavyweight title at the age of 15, but the title was taken away from him because it was open only to over-17s.

The former Morgan Academy pupil went on to work as a draughtman in the Caledon Shipyard in Dundee and was the Scottish heavyweight boxing champion for six years between 1945-50.

Nicknamed the �Gentle Giant�, he boxed around the world, including Sweden, USA and South Africa, and sparred for the great Freddie Mills in London and eventually fought him for the British title. Mills, however, gave him a badly-cut lip in the first round and the fight ended then.

After managing the Scottish boxing team in the Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1950, he decided to emigrate there. Ken died in New Zealand in 1997, aged 77."