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Jack Sharkey Record

Total Fights55
Title Wins3
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins13
KO Losses4
Jack Sharkey Record & Stats
Jack Sharkey's Record
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      What is Jack Sharkey's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and six months, Jack Sharkey fought 55 times with 38 wins, 14 losses, and 3 draws.

      Sharkey retired from professional boxing with a record of 38-14-3, which included three heavyweight world-title wins. He had a 23.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 13 of his total 55 fights being knockout wins. Sharkey suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Primo Carnera in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 3rd round KO defeat to Joe Louis on August 18, 1936.

      Some of Sharkey's best fights and notable victories include wins over six Hall-of-Famers (Max Schmeling, Tommy Loughran, Young Stribling, Jack Delaney, Harry Wills, and George Godfrey), Phil Scott, Primo Carnera, and Mike McTigue.

      55Aug 18, 193633Joe LouisLossKO3
      54Jun 25, 193633Phil BrubakerWinUD
      53Apr 14, 193633Tony ShuccoDrawPTS
      52Feb 7, 193633Tony ShuccoLossUD
      51Nov 22, 193533Unknown WinstonWinKO2
      50Sep 27, 193330Tommy LoughranLossSD
      49Sep 18, 193330King LevinskyLossUD
      48Jun 29, 193330Primo CarneraLoss *KO6
      47Jun 21, 193229Max SchmelingWin *SD
      46Oct 12, 193128Primo CarneraWinUD
      45Jul 22, 193128Mickey WalkerDrawPTS
      44Jun 12, 193027Max SchmelingLoss *DQ
      43Feb 27, 193027Phil ScottWinTKO3
      42Sep 26, 192926Tommy LoughranWinTKO3
      41Feb 27, 192926Young StriblingWinPTS
      40Jan 25, 192926Meyer ChristnerWinMD
      39Dec 10, 192826Arthur De KuhWinPTS
      38Jun 21, 192825Leo GatesWinKO3
      37Apr 30, 192825Jack DelaneyWinKO1
      36Mar 12, 192825Johnny RiskoLossSD
      35Jan 13, 192825Tom HeeneyDrawSD
      34Jul 21, 192724Jack DempseyLossKO7
      33May 20, 192724Jim MaloneyWinTKO5
      32Mar 3, 192724Mike McTigueWinTKO12
      31Dec 15, 192624Homer SmithWinTKO7
      30Oct 12, 192623Harry WillsWinDQ
      29Sep 21, 192623George GodfreyWinPTS
      28Sep 13, 192623Orlando ReverberiWinTKO3
      27Jun 25, 192623Bud GormanWinDQ
      26Apr 19, 192623Pat McCarthyWinPTS
      25Apr 1, 192623Emilio SolomonWinPTS
      24Feb 12, 192623Eddie HuffmanWinPTS
      23Jan 18, 192623Mexican Joe LawsonWinKO2
      22Dec 11, 192523Jim MaloneyWinPTS
      21Sep 17, 192522Johnny RiskoWinPTS
      20Aug 17, 192522Bud GormanLossPTS
      19Jul 31, 192522Emilio SolomonWinPTS
      18Jun 5, 192522Jim MaloneyWinDQ
      17May 25, 192522George CookWinSD
      16Apr 6, 192522Jack RenaultWinPTS
      15Feb 10, 192522Charley WeinertLossPTS
      14Jan 20, 192522Sully MontgomeryWinUD
      13Jan 8, 192522Jack DeMaveWinPTS
      12Dec 15, 192422Charley WeinertLossNWS
      11Nov 5, 192422Jim MaloneyLossPTS
      10Aug 29, 192421Quintin Romero RojasLossTKO9
      9Aug 20, 192421Young Jack JohnsonWinNWS
      8Jul 23, 192421Al RobertsWinPTS
      7Jul 15, 192421Homer SmithWinPTS
      6Jun 23, 192421Floyd JohnsonWinPTS
      5Apr 25, 192421Eddie RicordWinKO7
      4Mar 18, 192421Eddie RicordLossPTS
      3Feb 26, 192421Dan LucasWinKO2
      2Feb 8, 192421Pat HanceWinDQ
      1Jan 29, 192421Billy MuldoonWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jack Sharkey (Boston Gob) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Binghamton, New York on October 26, 1902. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on August 17, 1994 at the age of 91 years. Sharkey was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1994. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1924 to 1936.

      Sharkey made his professional boxing debut against Billy Muldoon at the age of 21 on January 29, 1924, defeating Muldoon via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 2 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 1 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on June 12, 1930 after 43 professional fights, against Max Schmeling for the NBA, NYSAC (vacant), and The Ring titles. He lost to Schmeling via 4 round undefined.

      Sharkey won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Sharkey's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Sharkey had a total of 14 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Joe Louis at 33 years of age, on August 18, 1936. Sharkey lost the fight via 3rd round KO.


      Sharkey had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Jack Sharkey fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 21, 1932Max SchmelingHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingSD

      Title Losses

      Jack Sharkey lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 29, 1933Primo CarneraHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO


      Sharkey fought a total of 55 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He did well in terms of accolades, but his peformances were rather underwhelming. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 12, 1930: In his first world-title fight, Jack Sharkey loses to Max Schmeling via 4 round disqualification. He was fighting for the NBA, NYSAC (vacant), and The Ring heavyweight titles.

      • October 12, 1931: Jack Sharkey beats Primo Carnera via 15th round unanimous decision.

      • June 21, 1932: Sharkey wins the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles from Max Schmeling, by beating Schmeling via 15 round split decision.


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