Eddie Shea

74 25 6
53 KOs 2 KOs
Box-pro
division feather
status inactive
bouts 105
rounds 689
KOs 50.48%
career 1922-1934
debut 1922-06-23

ID# 010453
birth name Nazzario D'Onofrio
sex male
alias Edward Michael Donofrio
nationality USA
height 5′ 8″   /   173cm
residence Chicago, Illinois, USA
birth place Italy

Boxing Pro 135 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1934-08-31 Benny Bass 161 34 9
Bader Field, Atlantic City
L-KO
1934-05-07 Roger Bernard 72 22 9
Flint
L-PTS
1934-04-23 Leo Rodak 14 0 0
White City Arena, Chicago
L-PTS
Rodak won every round according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-04-09 Tony Morgano 36 5 3
Arena, Philadelphia
L-PTS
1934-03-19 Johnny Farr 49 55 15
Biscayne Arena, Miami
L-PTS
1934-02-27 Johnny Fitzpatrick 70 50 15
Biscayne Arena, Miami
W-RTD
Fitzpatrick was knocked down three times in the bout.
1934-02-09 Johnny Fitzpatrick 70 50 14
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami
D-PTS
ref: Red McLachlan 53-47    50-50    49-51
1933-11-28 Baby Arizmendi 58 8 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
L-PTS
ref: Abe Roth
1933-11-07 Baby Arizmendi 57 8 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
L-PTS
1933-10-17 Chalky Wright 66 13 14
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-KO

1933-10-13 Frankie Aragon 52 21 10
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco
W-KO
1933-09-26 Bobby Pacho 69 11 11
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-PTS
1933-09-12 Eddie Trujillo 10 4 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-TKO
ref: Abe Roth
1933-07-12 Lew Massey 53 16 7
Perry Stadium, Indianapolis
L-SD
1933-06-05 Joe Rivers debut
Punch Bowl, Louisville
W-KO
Rivers reportedly from Tulsa, OK, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal
1933-05-24 Jimmy Vaughn 26 8 2
Central Armory, Cleveland
W-PTS
1933-05-08 Jackie Wilson 29 7 3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh
L-UD
1933-03-27 Baby Manuel 31 17 13
Biscayne Arena, Miami
W-PTS
Manuel down 3 times in the bout. Sometimes incorrectly attributed to Young Manuel Quintero. Source here: IBRO Journal #85, p. 83 and Manuel record from Big Spring Daily Herald 7-22-1936
1933-03-06 Freddie O'Connor 26 11 1
Biscayne Arena, Miami
W-KO
1933-02-13 Snooks Campbell 40 16 8
Biscayne Arena, Miami
W-TKO
Campbell down twice in the 1st round and did not answer the 7th round bell.
1932-12-16 Harry Blitman 61 8 3
Coliseum, Chicago
W-KO
According to the Chicago Tribune, Blitman looked terrible and out of condition.
1932-08-04 Kid Chocolate 76 5 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-UD

Chocolate presented with title belt after the fight
1932-06-10 Santiago Zorrilla 76 29 17
Armory, Akron
W-TKO
1932-05-20 Johnny Farr 49 42 15
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-NWS
Minneapolis Tribune
1932-05-02 Johnny Datto 89 50 37
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-KO
1932-02-02 Paul Wangley 28 22 9
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-KO
1932-01-27 Henry Falegano 88 70 48
Coliseum, Saint Louis
W-KO
1931-10-16 Prince Saunders 17 7 5
Hippodrome, Saint Paul
L-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
1931-09-15 Battling Battalino 34 10 2
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford
L-PTS
Referee and sole judge Bill Conway had the fight 8-1-1 in rounds for Battalino.
1931-08-24 Pete Sarmiento 56 29 21
U.D. Stadium, Dayton
W-TKO
1931-06-11 Freddie Miller 86 4 3
Redland Field, Cincinnati
L-UD
1931-05-04 Steve Smith 52 59 22
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh
W-PTS
1931-03-11 Manuel Castro 20 7 1
Memorial Hall, Dayton
W-KO
1931-03-03 Harry Forbes 63 27 25
Flint
W-KO
1931-02-20 Kid Francis 83 5 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-PTS
1931-02-12 Jack Dombrowski 31 18 3
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown
W-TKO
1931-01-23 Battling Battalino 28 8 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-UD
1931-01-02 Andy Martin 48 11 11
Arena, Saint Louis
W-KO
From The Ring, March 1931, page 62.
1930-12-16 Jackie Sharkey 28 9 7
Minneapolis
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the United Press
1930-12-10 Fidel LaBarba 47 7 6
Public Hall, Cleveland
W-PTS
ref: Patsy Haley 5-3
Often incorrectly reported as occurring Dec. 9. Attendance: 12, 000.
1930-11-11 Mickey Goldberg 23 10 2
Armory, Indianapolis
W-KO
1930-10-20 Johnny Datto 79 38 37
Arena, Philadelphia
W-KO
1930-10-15 Allen Whitlow 51 23 34
Peoria
L-SD
A "close" decision. (Decatur Evening Herald)
1930-09-29 Lew Massey 33 7 5
Arena, Philadelphia
L-PTS
1930-09-18 Joey Rychell 8 8 4
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis
W-KO
1930-08-25 Lew Massey 33 7 4
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia
D-PTS
This was a 10-rounder according to Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid), not eight as listed previously.
1930-08-15 Mickey Genaro 19 28 2
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago
W-KO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Genaro claimed to have never been knocked out before this fight. Other bouts scheduled on this program, but results not reported: Harry Roberts v. Jack Robinson, 6; Corbett Echols v. Max Kramer, 6; Mickey Joy v. Billy Bedard, 6; Tony Shea v. Jimmy Kearns, 4; Charley Young v. Brisk Kannell, 4.
1930-07-21 Ray McIntyre 29 14 14
Peoria
W-KO
1930-06-23 Bobby Allen 6 27 5
Hodges Field, Memphis
W-KO
Allen billed from Indianapolis (The Commercial Appeal).
1930-05-29 Billy DeFoe 83 42 13
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis
W-TKO
1930-04-28 Buster Brown 35 13 10
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
1930-04-17 Steve Nugent 31 30 9
Springfield
W-TKO
From the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette (Bob Soderman).
1930-03-28 Benny Bass 125 22 7
Arena, Saint Louis
W-NWS
World Junior Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Bass's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule.
Newspaper decision from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Shea) and St. Louis Star (draw)
1930-03-07 Steve Smith 47 48 19
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-PTS
1930-02-11 Pete Zivic 52 38 14
Armory, Indianapolis
W-TKO
1930-01-22 Joe Paglina 54 32 10
Auditorium, Milwaukee
W-TKO
1930-01-07 Sailor Fay Kosky 51 12 14
Coliseum, Saint Louis
W-KO
1930-01-01 Midget Mike O'Dowd 73 32 19
Auditorium, Columbus
W-DQ
O'Dowd was disqualified for hitting low
1929-12-20 Frankie Garcia 3 9 0
Notre Dame Gym, South Bend
W-KO
1929-12-03 Young Montreal 82 45 12
Arena, Saint Louis
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1929-11-25 Babe Peleco 8 21 5
White City Arena, Chicago
W-KO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-11-14 Herman Silverberg 19 14 4
Convention Hall, Kansas City
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Amarillo Globe
1929-11-05 Johnny Kaiser 37 13 5
Arena, Saint Louis
W-PTS
1929-08-23 Earl Mastro 34 3 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-PTS
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Mastro won six rounds, Shea one, and three were even.
1929-08-12 Phil O'Dowd 58 50 20
Battery D Arena, Saint Louis
W-KO
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This was a one-round knockout, not ten rounds as sometimes shown.
1929-06-24 Buck Timothy 3 9 5
Anderson
W-KO

1929-04-19 Andy Martin 38 9 10
Boston Garden, Boston
L-PTS
1929-03-18 Lou Bloom 48 31 18
Columbus
W-PTS
1929-03-12 Carl Tremaine 91 23 10
Armory, Indianapolis
W-KO
2:00    
A right to the jaw did the trick, per AP report.
1929-02-26 Sailor Fay Kosky 42 9 12
Coliseum, Chicago
D-PTS
1929-02-15 Billy Shaw 14 12 3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-KO
1929-01-30 Joe Malone 21 20 9
Akron
W-TKO
1929-01-18 Lou Bloom 48 30 18
Coliseum, Chicago
W-RTD
1929-01-08 Jimmy Borde 7 32 3
Armory, Indianapolis
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis News, Indianapolis Star, and Associated Press
On return to France in August 1929 Borde claimed a draw in this fight. L'Athlete, Bordeaux 02-10-1929.
1929-01-04 Tony Mandell 60 9 6
Coliseum, Chicago
W-TKO
2:26    
Mandell's seconds threw in the towel. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-10-23 Frankie Garcia 66 39 16
Armory, Indianapolis
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis News, Indianapolis Star, and Associated Press
1928-10-15 Davey Abad 44 17 10
Arena, Philadelphia
D-PTS
1928-09-20 Babe Ruth 34 7 10
Mills Stadium, Chicago
W-PTS
1928-08-20 Rosey Stoy 82 13 8
Rossmere Park, Lancaster
L-PTS
1928-08-14 Benny 'Kid' Carter 34 14 21
Hippodrome, Chicago
W-PTS
1928-08-01 Dominick Petrone 40 17 15
Olympic Arena, Brooklyn
W-PTS
1928-06-27 Rosey Stoy 81 12 8
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
W-PTS
1928-05-01 Midget Mike O'Dowd 58 24 17
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-PTS
1928-04-16 Antoine Ascencio 25 22 11
Arena, Philadelphia
W-PTS
1928-03-19 Bobby Garcia 68 42 11
Public Hall, Cleveland
W-TKO
1928-02-29 Joe Ryder 30 38 16
Armory, Toledo
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1928-01-20 Ignacio Fernandez 17 7 2
Coliseum, Chicago
W-PTS
1927-12-12 Babe Ruth 32 6 9
White City Arena, Chicago
L-PTS
1927-11-15 Johnny Hill 43 7 8
Public Hall, Cleveland
W-DQ
1927-11-07 Stewart McLean 39 16 9
White City Arena, Chicago
W-TKO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-08-30 Johnny Hill 40 7 8
Mills Stadium, Chicago
L-PTS
1927-07-21 Joey Sangor 34 20 7
Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago
D-PTS
1927-05-23 Ray Rychell 10 5 8
White City Arena, Chicago
W-TKO
Not out for 9th
1927-02-24 Bud Taylor 85 16 12
Coliseum, Chicago
L-PTS
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-02-16 Johnny Farr 31 14 8
Public Hall, Cleveland
W-PTS
1927-01-20 Ray Miller 51 15 13
Coliseum, Chicago
L-PTS
Miller won four rounds, Shea two, and four were even. Shea was down in the first round from a left hook. (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman).
1926-12-02 Johnny Farr 30 14 8
Public Hall, Cleveland
L-PTS
1926-10-01 Don Davis 16 15 17
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago
D-PTS
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was definitely an upset. Davis was down in round one, but his good boxing evened the score according to the referee.
1926-09-21 Billy Pop Humphries 28 23 5
Coliseum, Chicago
W-TKO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1926-07-30 Allentown Johnny
Leonard
51 25 17
Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights
W-TKO
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