Anthony Lavar Hanshaw is a professional boxer from Massillon, Ohio. He was born on March 28, 1978 in Warren, Ohio. Hanshaw graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1996. He is primarily known for his stellar amateur career but lost his two big fights in the pro ranks.
A naturally left-handed boxer who fights from the right-handed stance, he beat Sechew Powell, Kelly Pavlik, and Sergio Mora, but lost to Jermain Taylor.
Just before the 2000 Olympic trials, his father had an accident at work and died. Hanshaw did not qualify. He won the 1998 National Golden Gloves championships at 147 pounds and was 2000 U.S. National champion at 156 pounds. His record was 300-22.
Hanshaw turned professional in 2000, as a Super Middleweight (168 lb), under powerful Shelly Finkel and started very actively with 11 fights in his first year as a professional. The Ring magazine featured him early on. He fought a credible opponent in July 2001 in previously undefeated middleweight Kingsley Ikeke and was awarded the narrow decision. Ikeke later had an IBF title shot at middleweight.
Later, he was rather inactive; it took him until 2006 to step it up a little and beat Esteban Camou (record 19-1) and Lafarrell Bunteng (16-1-1) and to draw with the undefeated French amateur star Jean Paul Mendy (23-0). A fight with Roy Jones Jr. took place on July 14, 2007, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, at a catch weight of 175 lb. Jones Jr. won the bout by decision after dropping Hanshaw in the 11th round.
Professional boxing record
|23 Wins (14 knockouts, 9 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision), 1 Draw |
|Win||9-28||William Gill||UD||8||08/12/2012||Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina||80-72, 80-72, 80-72.|
|Win||4-23-3||John Micheal Terry||UD||6||27/10/2012||North Carolina Music Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina||60-54, 60-54, 60-54.|
|Loss||14-0||Andre Dirrell||TKO||5||02/05/2008||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California||Referee stopped the bout at 1:13 of the fifth round.|
|Loss||50-4||Roy Jones, Jr.||UD||12||14/07/2007||Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi||IBC World Light Heavyweight Title. 113-114, 110-117, 109-118.|
|Draw||23-0||Jean-Paul Mendy||SD||12||05/01/2007||DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi||IBO World Super Middleweight Title. 115-113, 114-114, 113-115.|
|Win||16-1-1||Lafarrell Bunting||TKO||3||06/10/2006||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California||Referee stopped the bout at 1:58 of the third round.|
|Win||19-1||Esteban Camou||UD||10||04/08/2006||PFTC Sports Center, Las Vegas, Nevada||100-90, 100-90, 100-90.|
|Win||8-11-2||James A. North||UD||6||17/06/2006||FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee||60-53, 60-53, 60-53.|
|Win||8-7-2||Victor Maciel||KO||1||16/07/2004||Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton, Ohio||Maciel knocked out at 1:19 of the first round.|
|Win||10-20-4||Tyrus Armstead||TKO||3||15/05/2004||DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois||Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the third round.|
|Win||8-2-1||Yameen Islam Muhammad||TKO||2||16/04/2004||Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio||Referee stopped the bout at 1:57 of the second round.|
|Win||25-6-2||Etianne Whitaker||UD||10||16/07/2002||Canton Civic Center, Canton, Ohio||98-90, 97-91, 96-92.|
|Win||13-3||"Dangerous" Dana Rucker||UD||10||22/02/2002||Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio||98-91, 98-91, 99-90.|
|Win||5-25-3||Mack Willis||TKO||2||01/12/2001||Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia|
|Win||14-0||Kingsley Ikeke||UD||10||20/07/2001||Canton Civic Center, Canton, Ohio||98-92, 98-92, 98-92.|
|Win||4-5||Bertrand Tchandjeu||TKO||1||20/04/2001||Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Referee stopped the bout at 2:49 of the first round.|
|Win||13-2-2||Jose Spearman||TKO||5||02/02/2001||Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio||Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the fifth round.|
|Win||24-9-2||Juan Carlos Viloria||UD||8||01/12/2000||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||7-1||Jeffrey Brownfield||KO||1||10/11/2000||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||2-0||Demetrius Johnson||TKO||1||20/10/2000||The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan||Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the first round.|
|Win||8-8-3||Ronald Boddie||UD||6||06/10/2000||Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||14-23||Delfino Marin||TKO||1||23/09/2000||Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio|
|Win||7-2-1||Eric Howard||TKO||2||26/08/2000||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||1-1-1||Emil Williams||TKO||1||05/08/2000||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut||Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the first round.|
|Win||1-2||Predrag Cvetanovic||KO||1||15/07/2000||Buchmuller Park, Secaucus, New Jersey||P.C. knocked out at 0:53 of the first round.|
|Win||1-1||Richard Glen Bingham||TKO||1||16/06/2000||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 2:11 of the first round.|