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Battling Bozo

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


bouts 70 rating
rounds 592 ranking
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

93 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Chief Penland
4
4
0
 L 
NWS10/10
American Legion Arena, Anniston, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star
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Ed Kaiserdebut
 W  
NWS10/10
American Legion Arena, Anniston, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star
referee: Eddie Wayland
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Ross Tipton
1
0
0
 D 
NWS0/0
Talladega, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (wire report)
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187Bud Creed
18
9
4
172½
 L 
TKO5/8
Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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194King Kong
1
0
0
208
 L 
PTS4/4
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bozo was the formerly well-known light-heavyweight, now fighting at preliminary level.
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190Jim McVey
21
10
0
177
 L 
KO2/8
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
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180Tom Dawson
3
5
0
195
 L 
PTS4/4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
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160Jimmy Brown
28
7
2
169½
 L 
PTS10/10
East Liverpool, Ohio, USA
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188Junior Munsell
2
0
0
184
 L 
PTS10/10
Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
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Young Palmerdebut
 W  
KO4/0
Ashtabula, Ohio, USA
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181Jack Trammell
22
1
1
184
 L 
TKO5/10
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
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190Johnny Whiters
30
4
1
190
 L 
PTS8/8
I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USA
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191Buddy McArthur
40
19
4
185
 W  
PTS10/10
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
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Buddy Knox
18
2
1
 L 
PTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10

Date and location unknown. Source; The Ring, Nov. 1941 page 33
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Carl Knowles
37
21
7
 L 
PTS10/10
Sumter, South Carolina, USA
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Harold Anderson
19
7
0
175
 L 
PTS10/10
Aurora, Illinois, USA
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Ernie Anderson
11
2
0
 L 
PTS10/10
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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183Berry Baggett
0
1
1
183
 L 
PTS10/10
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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Tony Galento
46
15
2
 L 
DQ1/10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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.
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196George Pavlick
39
12
4
190
 L 
PTS6/6
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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184Al Gainer
28
7
4
171½
 L 
PTS10/10
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
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182Al Stillman
40
9
3
171
 L 
KO8/10
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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178Nick Popicg
10
9
6
173
 W  
PTS10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Beckley, West Virginia, USA
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Al Gainer
28
7
3
 D 
PTS10/10
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USA
Main event of Binghamton's first professional fight card in three years.
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172Corn Griffin
39
8
3
181
 L 
PTS10/10
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Associated Press
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Joe Knight
62
11
6
 L 
NWS10/10
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
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Carl Knowles
20
11
2
 D 
PTS10/10
Cain Street Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
referee: Tim O'Dowd
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Corn Griffin
35
7
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
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175Joe Knight
60
11
6
170
 L 
UD10/10
Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USA
referee: Scrapiron Green
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182Joe Knight
56
10
6
170
 L 
PTS10/10
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
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175Ollie Joyner
18
22
2
178
 D 
PTS10/10
Bradenton, Florida, USA
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Corn Griffin
28
7
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
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Jack O'Dowd
14
4
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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174Tiger Jack Fox
27
4
4
173
 D 
PTS10/10
Taylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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Billy Roederer
6
2
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Punch Bowl, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Roederer won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
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Joe Lillich
5
3
0
 D 
PTS10/10
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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175Charley Bearddebut
178
 W  
KO2/0
Paducah, Kentucky, USA
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Cyclone Smith
17
6
3
 D 
PTS10/10
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
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Buster Newberry
41
24
5
 D 
PTS10/10
Hickory, North Carolina, USA
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Tony Cancela
34
10
4
 D 
PTS10/10
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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Babe Hunt
53
9
4
 D 
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette)
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174½Billy Jones
42
10
2
174½
 L 
TKO9/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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175Pret Ferrar
7
0
2
169½
 W  
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
N.B.A. Light Heavyweight Tournament
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187Jack Redman
24
1
0
183
 W  
SD10/10
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
referee: Jimmie Cooley
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177Maxie Rosenbloom
109
20
12
174½
 L 
UD12/12
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
referee: Tom Dixon
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189KO Christner
29
18
0
203
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Bozo won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
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Bob Godwin
49
4
4
 L 
PTS10/10
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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182Maxie Rosenbloom
107
20
11
176
 D 
PTS10/10
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Atlanta Constitution.
referee: Battling Budd
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Cracker Jack Webb
16
11
1
 W  
PTS8/8
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Johnny Freeman
21
15
2
 W  
PTS8/8
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
referee: Young Stribling
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Cracker Jack Webb
16
10
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Waycross, Georgia, USA
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Cyclone Smith
15
2
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
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174Babe Hunt
52
7
4
191
 L 
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Hunt won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
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Chuck Burns
31
32
9
 W  
PTS10/10
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
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182Natie Brown
9
9
1
187
 W  
PTS5/5
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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179Pete Latzo
63
19
3
172
 W  
NWS10/10
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Bozo won the newspaper decision. (Reno Evening Gazette)
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179Pete Latzo
63
18
3
174½
 W  
PTS10/10
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Latzo floored Bozo twice. Sept. The Ring, p. 64
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182Murray Gitlitz
35
26
6
179
 W  
KO5/10
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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178Lou Scozza
60
15
7
173
 L 
PTS10/10
Flint, Michigan, USA
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179Frankie Wine
51
24
12
182
 W  
PTS10/10
Flint, Michigan, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Flint, Michigan, USA
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Jack Barry
17
18
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Moline, Illinois, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Moline, Illinois, USA
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180Lou Scozza
60
14
7
169
 W  
PTS10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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179Maxie Rosenbloom
98
17
11
 D 
NWS10/10
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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.
referee: Lou Magnolia
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184½Bud Doran
10
12
1
186
 W  
PTS10/10
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
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.
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Rosy Rosales
42
11
3
 D 
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette) The Pittsburgh Post reported the same result.
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Harry Dillon
33
20
4
 W  
PTS8/8
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Tommy Davenport
6
2
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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185Owen Phelps
31
10
5
173
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Red Dolan
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183Tony Marullo
43
34
3
171
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Paul (Doc) Schaefer
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177Maxie Rosenbloom
95
17
11
176
 D 
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
The Associated Press gives this as a draw, the United Press scored the fight for Bozo.
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Emmett Rocco
23
6
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision provided by The Ring, November 1930, page 60. Bozo was "too speedy" for Rocco.
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176Michel Maurer
17
10
1
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
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173Jess Akers
12
3
2
168¾
 W  
NWS10/10
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
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Tony Cancela
16
2
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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175Yale Okun
49
18
6
174
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
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174Jack Elkhart
16
17
2
 W  
KO9/0
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Jimmy Byrne
44
11
8
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Bozo won the newspaper decision (Daily Northwestern) and also from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Roy Wallace
28
3
0
 D 
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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174Chester Bush
26
12
3
166
 W  
KO7/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Willie Ptomey
56
26
19
 W  
NWS10/10
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
IBRO 72
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Bob Godwin
15
2
2
 N 
ND10/0
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Bob Towdebut
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from Tuscaloosa News
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Jess Akers
7
2
1
 L 
KO1/10
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
(The Anniston Star)
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Mike McTigue
72
20
7
 L 
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
McTigue won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
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Buster Mallini
35
8
6
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
(The Anniston Star)
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Kid Williams
6
4
3
 W  
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Newspaper decision from New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Jimmy Cox
15
18
4
 D 
NWS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
(The Anniston Star)
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Jimmy Cox
13
18
4
 L 
KO3/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
(The Anniston Star)
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Battling Guillidge
1
3
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA
(Biloxi Daily Herald, September 5, 1928)
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Red Wilson
0
4
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Jimmy Lanedebut
 W  
PTS8/8
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
As Bozo Hambright.
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Wood Pace
1
0
1
 L 
TKO4/0
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
As "Curtis Bozo Hambright"
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Jimmy Cox
7
12
4
 L 
PTS8/8
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Win
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Draw
N
No Contest
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