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Harry Bobo

W L D
36 9 0
24 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 45
rounds 262
KOs 53%
 
global ID 37703
aliasPeabody Paralyzer
born 1920-07-05
death date1966-07-14 / age 46
debut1939-07-10 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 4″   /   193cm
reach
78″   /   198cm
residence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Scuffletown, South Carolina, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1944-11-24
224Johnny Denson21238 18 3
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1944-09-04
210Buddy Walker19462 16 4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
1944-06-26
212Big Boy Brown26812 9 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-12-29
Buddy Walker58 12 4
Columbus, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-08-09
207½Lee Q. Murray19529 4 2
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO8/15
 L 
TKO
8/15
  
time: 2:10   referee: Charley Baum
Maryland and Ohio Commission Heavyweight Championship (Duration)
Joe Louis in the Army. Attendance was 9,556; gate$27,722.
1943-01-25
210Big Boy Brown24010 3 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Maryland and Ohio Commission Heavyweight Championship (Duration)
Joe Louis in the Army. Bobo was inducted into the army on February 15.
1942-12-29
207Buddy Walker19142 8 4
Columbus, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Ohio Commission Heavyweight Championship (Duration)
Joe Louis in the Army
Bobo suspended in Ohio because of damaged eyesight
1942-12-01
211Larry Lane19144 11 3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:39   referee: Vito Mazzeo
1942-07-27
206Claudio Villar204½24 15 3
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:18   referee: Al Grayber
Villar was knocked down four times. Bobo was banned from boxing in Pennsylvania on August 6 because he was almost blind in his right eye.
1942-06-23
211Melio Bettina18764 11 2
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1942-06-09
205Bob Smith1909 11 0
Civic Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1942-05-11
205½Gus Dorazio19159 14 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Irving Kutcher   judges: Eddie LoughranHarry Lasky
|? -? - ?|4-5-1|5-3-2| Referee Kutcher awarded underdog Dorazio a stunning upset in what was reported as ten furious rounds.
1942-03-30
209¼Lem Franklin196½29 6 1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:40   referee: Ernie Sesto
Bobo was floored, but rose and knocked down Franklin 3 times.
1942-02-17
209Jack Marshall24 10 5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:27
1941-12-01
204½Melio Bettina18359 11 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Red Robinson   judges: Chick RodgersKid Stinger
This was reported to be a great fight and a close one. Bettina floored in final round.
1941-11-21
205Frankie Hammer17732 10 9
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
Hammer was knocked down four times.
1941-09-15
208Bill Poland19333 3 2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Al Grayber
1941-08-12
205½Lee Savold185½62 22 1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Ernie Sesto
1941-06-26
212Bill Poland19831 3 2
Municipal Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
1941-06-23
202Mike Alfano2028 19 2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
1941-05-26
202Lee Savold19059 21 1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Al Grayber   judges: Freddie LuxChick Rodgers
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the decision was a poor one, and that Savold deserved it.
1941-05-12
205Gus Dorazio191½52 10 1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Red Robinson   judges: Chick RodgersKid Stinger
1941-04-02
200Armand Roy1983 3 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
This fight was held on April 2, not on April 28 as given in The Ring Record Book, 1946 edition.
1941-03-31
203¼Paul Hartnek18925 6 4
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Red Robinson
1941-02-24
203Al Delaney189½59 21 6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1941-02-10
204Wild Bill Boyd18540 7 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:33   referee: Al Grayber
1941-01-09
202Gunnar Barlund19540 11 0
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Buffalo Courier (AP)
1940-12-12
183Al Blake20513 4 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1940-11-18
208Jack Wofford18914 7 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
1940-11-11
210Tony Shucco18176 14 9
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Mastrean
1940-09-09
205Joe O'Gatty1956 12 2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
1940-04-08
207½Wild Bill Boyd186¼35 4 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
Bobo hit the dust for the first time in his career. Boyd caught Bobo with aterrific right in the fifth round and Bobo went over the top strand of the rope, then down on the floor. The referee counted eight when the bell rang and saved Bobo from a knockout.
1940-02-26
209Gus Dorazio18645 8 1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Red Robinson   judges: Chick RodgersGeorge Martzo
1940-01-25
208Henry Cooper18829 20 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1940-01-12
208Nick Fiorentino21822 7 1
Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey   judges: Chick RodgersJohnny Fundy
1940-01-05
210Al Hart22314 5 0
Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1939-12-18
205Dan Merritt1947 5 0
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Ernie Sesto
1939-11-27
210Eddie Jackson192debut
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
Bobo entered this bout with a reported record of 8-0 (6). Jackson was a late substitute for Dan Merritt.
1939-11-08
211Eddie Boyle1856 21 2
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1939-10-30
201George Hughes1916 3 2
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1939-10-23
208Lloyd Clements19519 17 0
Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
referee: Al Grayber
1939-09-25
206George Hughes188½5 2 2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
referee: Al Grayber   judges: Johnny FundyChick Rodgers
1939-08-08
206Young Jack Johnson182debut
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
referee: Red Robinson
1939-07-24
204¼Blondy Ryan1873 18 3
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 2:58   referee: Buck McTiernan
1939-07-10
Tom Beachdebut
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
referee: Freddie Mastrean
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Win
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Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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