Battling Shaw
(Jose Perez Flores)

BORN    October 21 1910; Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico (Fought out of New Orleans, Louisiana)
HEIGHT  5-8 1/2
WEIGHT  118-148 lbs
MANAGER  Emile Bruneau
RECORD 50-21-3 (17 KO)

Shaw was a willing fighter who could box or punch; He was capable and game; During his career, he won the Junior Welterweight Championship of the World

The "Battler" defeated such men as Johnny Jadick, Tommy Grogan, Joe Ghnouly, Davey Abad and Ervin Berlier

Battling Shaw, real name Jose Perez Flores, was Mexico's first world champion. By his record, he appears to have been one of the most inept world champions ever. He won the junior welterweight title from Johnny Jadick on Feb. 20, 1933 (W-10). Shaw earned this title shot 13 days after dropping a 10 round decision to perennial fringe contender Joe Ghnouly. After winning the crown he won two non-title bouts before losing the title to Tony Canzoneri in May 1933 (L-10). From that point on Shaw did not compete on the championship level.

As with many other champions, Shaw's early record is still unconfirmed, but he made his professional debut around 1927, fighting an estimated 90 times through 1934. He announced his retirement following a series of losses in 1934, and in July 1935 he was reportedly working as a taxi driver in Mexico City. His last fight is believed to be a 10-round loss to David Velazco in 1938. He retired at age 28.

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1927
Jun 28 Brooks Hooper              San Antonio, Tx                   L  4
Jul 12 Terry Young                San Antonio, Tx                   W  4
Jul 28 Young Pancho               San Antonio, Tx                  KO  2
Aug    Kid George                 Nuevo Laredo, Mex                 W  6
Aug 30 Kid George                 San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Sep 28 Kid George                 San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Oct    Terry Young                San Antonio, Tx                  KO  5
Nov    Kid George                 San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Dec    Kid Torreno                San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Dec    Kid Torreno                San Antonio, Tx                  KO  4

1928
Jan    Newsboy Reyes              San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Jan 31 Terry Young                San Antonio, Tx                  KO  2
Feb    Newsboy Reyes              San Antonio, Tx                  TW  6
Feb 28 George Marcus              San Antonio, Tx                  KO  3
Mar    Joe Montoya                San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Apr    Joe Montoya                San Antonio, Tx                  KO  4
Apr  4 Joe Montoya                San Antonio, Tx                  KO  2
May    Kid Monterrey              San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Jun    Juan Hernandez             San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Jul    Kid Malabonos              San Antonio, Tx                  KO  5
Aug    Mickey Cromwell            San Antonio, Tx                  KO  6
Sep 13 Al "Kid" Kober             San Antonio, Tx                  LK  6
Oct 23 Pablo Alejandro            San Antonio, Tx                   W  6
Dec    Sailor Barrere             San Antonio, Tx                   W 10
Dec 12 Kid Macey                  San Antonio, Tx                   W 10

1929
Jan    Kid Pancho                 San Antonio, Tx                   D 10
Jan    Kid Pancho                 San Antonio, Tx                   W 10
Feb    Kid Pancho                 San Antonio, Tx                   W 10
Feb    Kid Pancho                 San Antonio, Tx                  KO  9
Feb    Mickey Cromwell            San Antonio, Tx                  KO  7
Mar    "Wildcat" Monte Detwiler   San Antonio, Tx                   D 10
Mar 23 Brooks Hooper              San Antonio, Tx                   D 10
Apr  1 Kid Rulz                   Laredo, Tx                       WF  7
Apr 13 Kid Rulz                   Mercedes, Tx                      W 10
Apr 22 Kid Brooks                 Bartlesville, Ok                  W 10
May 27 Johnny Hughes              Mercedes, Tx                      W 10
Aug  9 Ted Miranda                Clare, Mi                         W  6
Aug 15 Ted Miranda                Clare, Mi                         W 10

1931
Jan    Manuel Villa               Mexico City, Mex                  W 10
Mar 13 Kid Pancho                 Mexico City, Mex                 TK  7
          -Some sources report 3/19/31

1932
Feb 22 Ray Kiser                  New Orleans, La                   L 10
Mar    Kid Azteca                 Laredo, Tx                        L 10 
Mar  7 Lou "Kid" Avery            New Orleans, La                   W 10
Apr 18 Ervin Berlier              New Orleans, La                  KO  8
May 23 Matt Brock                 New Orleans, La                  KO  9
Jun  6 Davey Abad                 New Orleans, La                   L 10
Jun 13 Johnny Cook                New Orleans, La                   W 10
Jul 11 Joe Ghnouly                New Orleans, La                  KO  9
Jul 25 Davey Abad                 New Orleans, La                   W 10
Aug 15 Ray Kiser                  New Orleans, La                   W 10
Aug 29 Joe Ghnouly                New Orleans, La                   W 10
Oct  3 Lou Terry                  New Orleans, La                   L 10
Nov 28 Lou Terry                  New Orleans, La                   W 10
Dec 19 Ervin Berlier              New Orleans, La                   W 10
          -Lightweight Championship of the South

1933
Jan  7 Wesley Ramey               Mexico City, Mex                  L 10 
Feb  7 Joe Ghnouly                St. Louis, Mo                     L 10
Feb 20 Johnny Jadick              New Orleans, La                   W 10
          -Junior Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Louisiana state)
Apr 10 Gabe Chamberlain           New Orleans, La                  KO  5
Apr 17 Tommy Grogan               New Orleans, La                   W 10
May 21 Tony Canzoneri             New Orleans, La                   L 10
          -Junior Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Louisiana state)
Jun 11 Willard Brown              New Orleans, La                  LK 10
Jul  3 Harry Dublinsky            New Orleans, La                   L 10
Jul 31 Ray Kiser                  New Orleans, La                   L 10
Sep  6 Tracy Cox                  Galveston, Tx                     L 10
          -Some sources report "Laredo, Tx"
Sep 21 Willard Brown              Dallas, Tx                       LK  4
Oct 20 Tommy White                Harlington, Tx                    L   
Dec 19 "Young" Peter Jackson      Los Angeles, Ca                  LK  7

1934 
Mar    Johnny Balak               Mobile, Al                        L 10
       Gene Tillman               Mobile, Al                        W 10
       Sammy Lucas                Mobile, Al                       KO   
May    Midget Mexico              Nuevo Laredo, Mex                 L 10
       Willard Brown              Mobile, Al                        L 10
Jun 11 Willard Brown              New Orleans, La                  LK 10
          -Some sources report "LK 1"

1935
          -Shaw retired from the ring and was
           driving a cab in Mexico City, Mex

1935-1937
          -Shaw was Boxing Instructor at the Elks Club
           in New Orleans, La

1938
Oct    David Velasco              Tampico, Mex                      L 10


Record courtesy of Harry Otty, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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