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Bobby Dobbs
Global ID10978
sexmale
birthdate 1869-12-27
death date 1930-12-25 (60)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
country USA
residenceNew York, USA
birth placeCartersville, Georgia, USA
birth nameRobert Dobbs
won 114 (KO 75) + lost 45 (KO 14) + drawn 34 = 205
rounds boxed 2058
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 2 : drawn
rounds boxed 12
Total Bouts 207 KO% 36.23
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1914-02-01Lew Williams
Savannah, Georgia, USALKO9
1913-01-26Jack Meekins12-35-8
Budapest, HungaryWKO10
1912-02-03Waldemar Holberg19-3-3
Vienna, AustriaLPTS2020
1911-11-26Dick Nelson66-7-16
Copenhagen, DenmarkLPTS2020
1910-12-10? Hausen
Berlin, GermanyWKO14
1910-12-02Dick Green0-0-2
Alhambra-Theater, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyWKO16
1910-10-09Jim Smith11-0-4
Copenhagen, DenmarkWKO11
1910-07-10Holger Hansen2-2-4
Copenhagen, DenmarkWKO5
1910-03-07Harry Rowe0-1-0
Hull, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1212x2
1909-12-20Bombardier Davis3-10-0
Scottish National AC, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1909-12-17Dick Knock3-3-4
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
1909-12-11Tommy Lynch
Empire Theatre, Dublin, IrelandWKO210
1909-08-02Young John Sullivan2-3-0
Antient Concert Rooms, Dublin, IrelandNCNC715
1909-07-09Jim Maher
Empire Theatre, Dublin, IrelandNCNC420
1909-05-31Young John Sullivan1-3-0
Empire Theatre, Dublin, IrelandLPTS2020
1909-04-12Bob Brown
Celtic Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomLKO715x3
Bobby Dobbs was conceding two and a half stone. Source for entire show: Irish Independent, 13 April 1909.
1909-03-17Jack Ballard0-3-0
Empire Theatre, Dublin, IrelandWTKO920
Source for entire show: Irish Independent, 18 March 1909.
1909-02-22Bombardier Morgan0-2-0
Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1909-01-23Dick O'Malley
Empire Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWTKO510x3
1909-01-16Bombardier Davis3-9-0
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO710x3
1908-07-13Curly Watson93-19-8
Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLPTS66x3
referee: H Knight
1908-07-09Curly Watson92-19-8
Curzon Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLPTS66x3
Watson boxed a two round exhibition with future world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson on this same show.
1908-07-01Jack Bayley2-2-1
Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS44x3
1908-06-22Steve Smith2-4-0
Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLPTS66x3
1908-04-06Jack Andrews0-2-0
Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1908-03-06Fred Buckland20-6-1
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: JT Hulls
1908-01-09Jack Palmer1-2-0
Christian Street Gym Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1515x2
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1906-11-15Jack Palmer0-1-0
Liverpool Gym Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 16 November 1906
1906-09-27Charlie Knock11-15-5
Liverpool Gym Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ920x2
referee: JT Hulls
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1906-04-09James Doran1-0-0
Drill Hall, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO10
1906-03-26Albert Rodgers27-6-6
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
For £50 a side and a £50 purse. Source: Harold Alderman.
1906-02-26James Doran
Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomLPTS44x3
1906-02-17George Roache4-2-0
Drill Hall, Brynmawr, Wales, United KingdomWKO2
referee: JT Hulls
1906-02-05Jack Ripper
Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO2
1905-12-16George Roache4-1-0
Queen Street Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWDQ820x3
1905-12-11Lloyd 'Kid' Davis12-3-5
Tredegar Hall, Newport, Wales, United KingdomNCND33x3
An exhibition bout in an "Assault-at-Arms" event.
1905-12-04Australian Billy Edwards16-20-3
Queen Street Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO1120x3
1905-11-15Bill Chester20-5-1
Queens Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO220x3
referee: Harry Wheeler
Purse £50
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1905-10-30Australian Billy Edwards16-19-3
Queen Street Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1215x3
1905-05-10Tom Foley2-2-2
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Reported but not confirmed.
1905-04-27Young John L Sullivan
Liverpool Gym Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ120x2
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 28 April 1905
1905-04-27Young John L Sullivan
Liverpool Gym Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLKO18
1905-02-04Peter Brown48-15-6
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1904-11-30Pat Daley12-12-0
London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1904-11-21Pat Daley12-11-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWTKO820x3
referee: William Billy Bell
Billed World 146 lbs Lightweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1904-10-15Jack Kingsland3-7-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1904-09-10Jack Clancy8-0-1
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
referee: William Billy Bell
Billed for World 142-144 lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1904-07-23Bill Chester20-4-1
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO220x3
Billed World 140 lbs Title -Dobbs overweight
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004 For £100 purse.

1904-06-18Peter Brown47-13-6
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: William Billy Bell
Billed World 140-142 lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1904-05-14Jack Clancy6-0-1
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
Billed for World 142lbs-144 lbs title
Clancy overweight and paid forfeit BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1904-05-03Pat Keough
Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomLPTS66x3
1904-04-04Jack Nelson6-1-2
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO820x3
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1904-04-02Jack Nelson5-1-2
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLDQ620x3
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1904-03-07Jack Bayley1-2-1
Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1903-10-10Jim Courtney0-1-1
Ivor Athletic Club, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomLKO810x3
Courtney also spelled is name as "Courtenay."
1903-07-23Mike Flynn2-0-0
Corporation Gym,Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
1903-07-18Spike Sullivan45-6-8
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: J.R. Smoult
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1903-05-16Bob Russell31-16-5
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomLPTS66x3
1903-05-03Joe White3-2-1
Grand Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United KingdomDPTS88x3
From Welsh newspapers (Bob Yalen).
1903-03-26Joe White3-1-1
Corporation Gym,Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1903-03-12Fred Higgins0-3-0
Corporation Gym,Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO420x3
Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Friday 13 March 1903
1903-03-05Harry Lewis
Corporation Gym,Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWRTD620x3
Purse £50 and £25 a side
Lewis claimed a foul which was not granted
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1903-01-24Dave Peters10-8-0
Theatre Royal, Cadoxton, Wales, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1903-01-19Jim Styles7-7-0
Theater Royale, Cadoxton-Barry, Wales, United KingdomNCND55x3
From Welsh newspapers (Bob Yalen).
1902-12-22Joe White3-1-0
Grand Theatre, Westgate Street, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
1902-11-20Jim Maloney4-8-0
The National Athletic Club, Marylebone, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
Billed for World 138lbs title
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Friday 21 November 1902

1902-09-19Herman Miller32-11-9
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO1720
Results from the Baltimore American. This bout took place at Germania Maennerchor Hall.
1902-07-18The Texas June Bug5-2-4
Acton's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO920
1902-02-28Herman Miller29-9-5
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS2020
referee: George Mantz
Results from the Baltimore Morning Herald.
1902-01-22Denny Ward1-3-1
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charles Weiss
1901-12-13Joe Gans100-7-13
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO1420
referee: Frederick Sweigert
Gans had to stop Dobbs in 10 rounds or get the loser's end of the purse (25 per cent), and also had to pay Dobbs $50 for every round after 10th that the latter was able to stay. Dobbs asked his seconds to throw up the sponge in the middle of the 14th round, claiming a sore hand.
Dobbs was down repeatedly, either from knock-downs or going down on his own.

1901-09-30Herman Miller24-8-4
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS2020
referee: Ernest Morris
1901-05-31Joe Gans93-7-12
Eureka Athletic Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO720
Dobbs was down several times.
1901-04-20Bob Long19-6-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS1010
Exact date unknown.
1901-04-09Bob Long18-6-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USALDQ16
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