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Battling Bozo

W L D
27 30 12
5 KOs 8 KOs
last 6


bouts 70
rounds 592
KOs 5%
 
global ID 21877
birth nameJames Curtis Hambright
aliasCurtis Hambright
born 1911-01-21
death date1994-11-11 / age 83
debut1927-11-07 / age 16
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
residence
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
93 220 12 5 6

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1937-01-05
Chief Penland4 4 0
American Legion Arena, Anniston, Alabama, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star
1936-11-24
Ed Kaiserdebut
American Legion Arena, Anniston, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Wayland
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star
1936-10-22
Ross Tipton1 0 0
Talladega, Alabama, USA
DNWS0/0
 D 
NWS
0/0
  
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (wire report)
1936-06-03
187Bud Creed172½18 9 4
Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LTKO5/8
 L 
TKO
5/8
  
1936-05-13
194King Kong2081 0 0
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bozo was the formerly well-known light-heavyweight, now fighting at preliminary level.
1936-03-03
190Jim McVey17721 10 0
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
LKO2/8
 L 
KO
2/8
  
1936-02-17
180Tom Dawson1953 5 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1936-02-10
160Jimmy Brown169½28 7 2
East Liverpool, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-01-21
188Junior Munsell1842 0 0
Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-11-20
Young Palmerdebut
Ashtabula, Ohio, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1935-11-14
181Jack Trammell18422 1 1
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
1935-11-04
190Johnny Whiters19030 4 1
I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1935-10-29
191Buddy McArthur18540 19 4
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-10-01
Buddy Knox18 2 1
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Date and location unknown. Source; The Ring, Nov. 1941 page 33
1935-09-30
Carl Knowles37 21 7
Sumter, South Carolina, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-02-19
Harold Anderson17519 7 0
Aurora, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-09-16
Ernie Anderson10 2 0
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-09-10
183Berry Baggett1830 1 1
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-04-02
Tony Galento46 15 2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LDQ1/10
 L 
DQ
1/10
  
Bozo went down twice without being hit and the fight was "restarted." The second time he went down after being hit and was paid his purse of $75.
1934-03-23
196George Pavlick19039 12 5
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1933-10-20
184Al Gainer171½28 7 4
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-09-20
182Al Stillman17140 9 3
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
1933-09-04
178Nick Popicg17310 9 6
Memorial Auditorium, Beckley, West Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-09-01
Al Gainer28 7 3
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Main event of Binghamton's first professional fight card in three years.
1933-08-07
172Corn Griffin18139 8 3
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Associated Press
1933-06-28
Joe Knight62 11 6
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1933-05-17
Carl Knowles20 11 2
Cain Street Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tim O'Dowd
1933-05-09
Corn Griffin35 7 2
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-04-17
175Joe Knight17060 11 6
Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Scrapiron Green
1933-02-13
182Joe Knight17056 10 6
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-11-07
175Ollie Joyner17818 22 2
Bradenton, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-10-25
Corn Griffin28 7 1
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-09-28
Jack O'Dowd14 4 2
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-07-25
174Tiger Jack Fox17327 4 4
Taylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-07-11
Billy Roederer6 2 0
Punch Bowl, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Roederer won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1932-06-22
Joe Lillich5 3 0
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-05-30
175Charley Beard178debut
Paducah, Kentucky, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1932-05-03
Cyclone Smith17 6 3
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-04-21
Buster Newberry41 24 5
Hickory, North Carolina, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-04-19
Tony Cancela34 10 4
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-03-14
Babe Hunt53 9 4
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1932-01-28
174½Billy Jones174½42 10 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
1931-12-18
175Pret Ferrar169½7 0 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
N.B.A. Light Heavyweight Tournament
1931-12-01
187Jack Redman18324 1 0
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmie Cooley
1931-11-02
177Maxie Rosenbloom174½109 20 12
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Tom Dixon
1931-10-26
189KO Christner20329 18 0
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Bozo won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1931-10-08
Bob Godwin49 4 4
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-09-22
182Maxie Rosenbloom176107 20 11
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Battling Budd
Atlanta Constitution.
1931-09-14
Cracker Jack Webb16 11 1
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1931-09-08
Johnny Freeman21 15 2
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Young Stribling
1931-08-28
Cracker Jack Webb16 10 1
Waycross, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-08-25
Cyclone Smith15 2 2
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-08-10
174Babe Hunt19152 7 4
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Hunt won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1931-07-08
Chuck Burns31 32 9
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
Associated Press
1931-07-03
182Natie Brown1879 9 1
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1931-06-22
179Pete Latzo17263 19 3
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Bozo won the newspaper decision. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1931-06-09
179Pete Latzo174½63 18 3
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Latzo floored Bozo twice. Sept. The Ring, p. 64
1931-05-18
182Murray Gitlitz17935 26 6
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1931-04-07
178Lou Scozza17360 15 7
Flint, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-03-23
179Frankie Wine18251 24 12
Flint, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-03-19
Jack Barry17 18 3
Moline, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-03-06
180Lou Scozza16960 14 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-02-09
179Maxie Rosenbloom98 17 11
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Magnolia
According to a local Birmingham paper, Rosenbloom won three rounds, Bozo won three, and four were even. Rosenbloom weighed over 175lbs but his weight was not given.
1931-01-30
184½Bud Doran18610 12 1
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Scheduled bouts on this program for which the results are not available: Billy Burns v. Joe Miller, 4; Lou Petrone v. Carl Johnson, 6; Gus Worman v. Tommy Wilson, 6; Charlie Van v. Jack Robinson, 6; Al Rivers v. Bobby Allen, 6.
1930-12-22
Rosy Rosales42 11 3
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette) The Pittsburgh Post reported the same result.
1930-11-28
Harry Dillon33 20 4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1930-11-18
Tommy Davenport6 2 2
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-11-10
185Owen Phelps17331 10 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Red Dolan
1930-10-20
183Tony Marullo17143 34 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Paul (Doc) Schaefer
1930-09-29
177Maxie Rosenbloom17695 17 11
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
The Associated Press gives this as a draw, the United Press scored the fight for Bozo.
1930-09-08
Emmett Rocco23 6 0
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision provided by The Ring, November 1930, page 60. Bozo was "too speedy" for Rocco.
1930-08-08
176Michel Maurer17 10 1
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1930-07-29
173Jess Akers168¾12 3 2
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1930-07-17
Tony Cancela16 2 0
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-07-04
175Yale Okun17449 18 6
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1930-05-19
174Jack Elkhart16 17 2
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
1930-03-31
Jimmy Byrne44 11 8
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Bozo won the newspaper decision (Daily Northwestern) and also from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1930-03-04
Roy Wallace28 3 0
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-02-24
174Chester Bush16626 12 3
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1930-01-24
Willie Ptomey56 26 19
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
IBRO 72
1930-01-05
Bob Godwin15 2 2
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1929-12-17
Bob Towdebut
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from Tuscaloosa News
1929-09-16
Jess Akers7 2 1
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
(The Anniston Star)
1929-09-09
Mike McTigue72 20 7
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
McTigue won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1929-06-24
Buster Mallini35 8 6
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(The Anniston Star)
1929-04-22
Kid Williams6 4 3
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New Orleans Times-Picayune
1929-04-08
Jimmy Cox15 18 4
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
(The Anniston Star)
1929-02-11
Jimmy Cox13 18 4
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
(The Anniston Star)
1928-09-03
Battling Guillidge1 3 0
Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
(Biloxi Daily Herald, September 5, 1928)
1928-01-31
Red Wilson0 4 1
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-01-24
Jimmy Lanedebut
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
As Bozo Hambright.
1928-01-17
Wood Pace1 0 1
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
LTKO4/0
 L 
TKO
4/0
  
As "Curtis Bozo Hambright"
1927-11-07
Jimmy Cox7 12 4
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
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Win
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Draw
N
No Contest
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