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Joe Shaw

Full name: Joseph "Joe" Shaw
Nickname(s): Buzz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: August 11, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 19, 2005 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Biography

In 1956 Joe Shaw won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at 135 lbs, and also won the Intercity Golden Gloves Championship. He qualified for the US boxing team at the Melbourne Olympics, winning one bout as a light-welter before losing in the quarter-finals. In 1957, Shaw moved up in weight to 147 lbs. and again won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Championship and the Intercity Golden Gloves title. Shaw turned professional in December 1957, winning his first bout against Alfonso Estrada on points. He had a decent journeyman career through March 1970, when he lost by TKO to Bennie Briscoe, but Shaw never got a title shot. He finished with a professional career record of 33 wins, 9 losses, and 3 draws.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight United States USA 5T

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1956-11-29 Loubscher (RSA) , Shaw (USA)
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 1956-11-27 Shaw (USA) , Carlos (AUS) decision
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round One Match #7 1 1956-11-24 Shaw (USA) bye
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