Scrapper Shelton

A Walkersville athlete beginning his boxing career as a lightweight in the 1930s, Clifford “Scrapper” Shelton’s aggressive style earned him respect and top billing in eastern area towns and cities. Shelton won 33 of 39 fights before being drafted to serve in World War II. He won the All-Service European Circuit Championships held in Italy with a perfect 16–0 record. Although Shelton retired following the war, he was known for possessing a dangerous left jab and a “put-away” right.