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Which would emerge victorious, power or precision?
Murat Gassiev and Jordan Shimmell have combined to stop 32 of their 44 opponents, but don’t expect their 200-pound title elimination bout Tuesday to turn into an all-out slugfest.
Losing for the first time hurt Jordan Shimmell’s pride, but really not much else.
LOSS vs Murat Gassiev
May 17, 2016 • Black Bear Casino Resort, Carlton, Minnesota
Murat Gassiev WINS against Jordan Shimmell by KO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Willis Lockett 14-15-5
Feb 27, 2016 • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Willis Lockett by DQ in Round 4 of 8
Loss vs Isiah Thomas
Jul 25, 2015 • The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
Jordan Shimmell LOSES to Isiah Thomas by UD in Round 10 of 10
For Thomas defeats Shimmell by UD Title
Win vs Phil Williams 14-6-2
Dec 12, 2014 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Phil Williams by RTD in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Joell Godfrey 17-11-1
Sep 11, 2014 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Joell Godfrey by TKO in Round 7 of 8
Win vs Epifanio Mendoza 37-17-1
Aug 01, 2014 • Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Epifanio Mendoza by DQ in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Jonathan Corn 47-28-3
May 31, 2014 • Dance Land Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Jonathan Corn by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Damon McCreary 15-1-0
Apr 14, 2014 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Damon McCreary by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Damon Reed 47-17-0
Feb 22, 2014 • DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Damon Reed by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Galen Brown 41-22-1
Oct 26, 2013 • DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Galen Brown by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Matthew Greer 15-10-0
Jul 06, 2013 • Fifth Third Ballpark, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Matthew Greer by RTD in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Byron Polley 25-14-1
Apr 27, 2013 • Black Bear Casino, Carlton, Minnesota, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Byron Polley by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Brad Johnson 2-0-0
Mar 23, 2013 • Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Brad Johnson by TKO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Jackie Beard 7-9-1
Jan 12, 2013 • Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Jackie Beard by TKO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Lance Gauch 3-5-1
Dec 21, 2012 • Grand Plaza Hotel, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Lance Gauch by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Clinton Boldridge 10-18-1
Nov 10, 2012 • Dance Land Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Clinton Boldridge by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Travis Fulton 18-30-0
Oct 27, 2012 • Black Bear Casino, Carlton, Minnesota, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Travis Fulton by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Joe Stofle 12-19-2
Sep 27, 2012 • Motor City Casino, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Joe Stofle by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Robert Feirick 0-0-0
Aug 17, 2012 • Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Robert Feirick by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Mario Huffman 0-1-0
Jul 21, 2012 • Lifestyle Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Mario Huffman by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Kolmarge Harris 2-15-0
Jun 30, 2012 • Civic Center, Holland, Michigan, USA
Jordan Shimmell WINS against Kolmarge Harris by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Jordan Shimmell has known almost nothing but success throughout his boxing career. The Hudsonville, Michigan, resident won both the National Golden Gloves and the U.S. National Championships as an amateur, and he’s carried those winning ways into the ring as a 200-pound title contender.
A natural in the sweet science
Shimmell began boxing at the age of 8, and it didn’t take him long to experience success in the ring.
He won the Michigan Silver Golden Gloves state championship in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and the Michigan Junior Olympics state title in 1999-2001 and 2003-05.
At the age of 17, Shimmell was the runner-up in the 2006 National Golden Gloves, losing a split decision to defending 201-pound champion Eric Fields.
He then won the National Golden Gloves and USA Boxing National Championships in 2009, becoming just the sixth heavyweight to win both in the same year.
He won the U.S. National Championships again in 2011, but fell short in his quest to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
On the rise as a pro
Shimmell made his professional debut in June 2012, gaining a second-round technical knockout of Kolmarge Harris in Holland, Michigan.
He racked up nine KO in 10 wins to start his career (only one of his first 14 fights was contested below heavyweight), including back-to-back first-round stoppages over Jackie Beard and Brad Johnson in 2013.
Shimmell came down to the 200-pound division to face Jonathan Corn in May 2014, but his power remained as he notched another first-round stoppage.
Shimmell, who sparred with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2013, kept his perfect record intact in April 2015 with a fifth-round stoppage of Carlos Reyes in Carson, California.
Shimmell pounded Reyes for five rounds before the ring doctor stopped the bout, giving Shimmell his 16th KO in 19 wins.