Battling Shaw

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Battling Shaw
Real name José Pérez Flores
Nickname(s) Battling Shaw
Benny Kid Roy
Rated at Light Welterweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1910-10-21)October 21, 1910
Laredo, Texas, U.S.
Died August 27, 1994(1994-08-27) (aged 83)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 73
Wins 50
Wins by KO 10
Losses 18
Draws 4
No contests 0

José Flores Pérez (October 21, 1910 – August 27, 1994) was a Mexican boxer better known as Battling Shaw or Benny Kid Roy. He was the first Mexican to become world champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Shaw made his pro debut at the age of 16. He mostly fought out of Louisiana. He became the World Light Welterweight Champion after decisioning Johnny Jadick in 1933.[2] He also fought fellow Mexican fighter and hall of famer Kid Azteca, although the exact date is unknown. He was trained and managed by Emile Bruneau (WBA President '62-66).

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Preceded by
Johnny Jadick
World Light Welterweight Champion
20 Feb 1933–21 May 1933
Succeeded by
Tony Canzoneri