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Bob Lawson
Global ID11662
sexmale
birthdate 1906-01-16
death date 1980-04-05 (74)
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach74″   /   188cm
aliasFighting Bob
country USA
residenceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
birth placeTroy, Alabama, USA
birth nameRobert E. Lawson
won 53 (KO 31) + lost 29 (KO 7) + drawn 5 = 88
rounds boxed 558
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 3 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 38
Total Bouts 94 KO% 32.98
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-04-21Seldom Heard6-4-0
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO38
1931-11-18Unknown Winston26-15-3
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
1931-03-30Bearcat Wright47-12-15
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USALPTS1212
1931-03-06Obie Walker8-1-0
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USALPTS1010
1931-01-28Obie Walker7-1-0
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
Walker was scheduled to meet Speedy Freeman and Al Walker in 10-rounders at the same venue next February 26 resp. March 11. Lawson was scheduled to fight 10 rounds with Seldom Heard on the same February card.
1930-09-05K.O. Brown1-1-0
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USAWKO915
referee: Sailor Roy Benson
Brown, advertised as Black Primo Carnera of New York, was a last minute substitute for Popper Stopper, who had influenza.
1930-07-18Willie Bush12-5-0
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USAWKO415
time: 0:30
Billed for the Colored Heavyweight title of the South
1930-06-23Bearcat Wright46-10-12
Macon, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1930-04-14Happy Hunter13-3-4
West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1930-04-02Jack Townsend14-18-2
Roby's Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1930-03-13Jack Townsend14-17-2
Lincoln Park Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1930-03-05Jack Townsend14-17-1
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USADPTS1010
1930-01-31Tut Jackson70-30-8
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWKO?10
Jackson was floored 9 times.
1929-12-27Henry Johnson3-0-1
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO910
referee: Jay Jarvis
1929-11-27Unknown Winston11-5-1
Cass Street Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO910
1929-11-13Al Jackson2-6-0
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWKO2
1929-10-23Walter Palmer16-7-0
Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1010
1929-10-16Willie McGee
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWKO2
1929-10-11Billy Lancaster0-4-0
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USAWKO210
1929-06-07Al Walker14-8-3
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWDQ410
referee: Kid Cy Young | judge: Nick Callup
World Colored Heavyweight Title
1929-04-02Al Walker14-6-2
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Denham | judge: Jimmy Mason | judge: N.B. Levy
World Colored Heavyweight Title
1929-02-04Neal Clisby35-15-13
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USALSD1212
referee: Sandi Esquivel | judge: Joe Terregrossa | judge: W.B. Fletcher
1929-01-08Hale 'KO' Brown27-7-3
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWMD1212
referee: Sandi Esquivel | judge: Henry O'Dell | judge: Joe Terregrossa
1928-12-18Hale 'KO' Brown26-7-3
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USALDQ612
Lawson was disqualified for a low bow
1928-12-11Jack Townsend13-15-1
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1928-12-10Bill Hartwell18-10-4
LPTS1010
Exact date and location unknown.
1928-06-30Carl Carter12-12-1
Kennel Association Track, Galveston, Texas, USAWKO512
referee: Art Ellis | judge: W.B. Fletcher | judge: Joe Terregrossa
1928-03-05Neal Clisby24-13-12
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USALDQ512
referee: Bob Tarleton | judge: J.P. Gray | judge: W.B. Fletcher
Lawson was disqualified for hitting low
1928-02-06Bearcat Wright30-6-7
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWMD1212
referee: Bob Tarleton | judge: J.P. Gray | judge: Will May
1928-01-26Chuck Wiggins50-23-12
Lansing, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1928-01-06Neal Clisby23-13-12
Kansas City, Missouri, USALPTS1010
1927-12-19Bill Hartwell5-4-4
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWPTS1212
referee: Bob Tarleton
1927-11-11Bill Hartwell5-3-2
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1927-11-03Clem Johnson14-22-3
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWTKO2
referee: Pat Elzey
1927-10-17Bearcat Wright28-6-5
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USALMD1212
referee: Pat Elzey
1927-10-03Yale Okun38-9-5
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ710
Both fighters were fined, Okun $350 for the foul, and Lawson $250 for going down without being hit in the fifth round. Okun was also suspended for thirty days.
1927-09-06Tom Kirby15-7-3
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1927-07-28Paul Berlenbach34-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO7
time: 2:07
1927-07-04Brad Simmons20-5-2
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWTKO510
referee: Al Edwards
Simmons, down twice in round 4, didn't answer the bell for round 5
1927-05-03Harold Mays8-0-0
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ410
1927-02-10Tut Jackson65-23-5
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO210
referee: Eddie Hanlon
1927-01-01Chief Metoquah17-6-2
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USALDQ8
1926-11-22Jim Savage4-2-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1926-10-22Yale Okun31-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Okun gave Lawson an artistic lacing. New York Times
1926-09-23George Godfrey28-11-1
Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1926-09-20Johnny Risko18-11-1
Rainbow Garden, Fremont, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Register
1926-08-26Sandy Seifert14-1-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-28Battling Gahee14-16-4
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoLDQ5
Times-Picayune.
1926-05-30Jack Johnson53-6-8
Coliseum, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoWRTD712
Johnson didn't come out for the 8th round after being floored at end of seventh
1926-04-16Hughie Clements6-7-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO38
1926-02-24Young Bob Fitzsimmons20-6-1
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1926-01-09Ray Neuman13-7-7
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-11-10Bud Gorman15-0-1
Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany, New York, USALKO212
1925-10-24Jamaica Kid8-25-3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1925-10-09Yale Okun18-2-1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1925-09-26Lee Anderson35-27-12
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1925-08-22Jack DeMave13-6-2
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO112
time: 2:39 | referee: Patsy Haley
1925-06-23Martin O'Grady3-5-2
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:50
1925-06-19Jeff Smith86-6-3
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USANCNC512
Reported in the Boston Globe. Smith was ahead on points when the fight was stopped.
1925-06-05Ray Neuman11-6-7
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1925-04-27Smiling Kid Nolan4-16-1
Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWKO212
1925-04-18Mike Conroy30-12-0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-04-11George Cook15-17-4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-03-14Kid Norfolk80-19-6
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWKO1
1925-02-26Soldier George Jones9-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO46
1925-02-14Frank Yarchan2-11-0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO212
1925-02-02Jack Showers2-6-0
Sussex Avenue Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO110
1925-01-28Young Jack Johnson19-20-10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ58
1925-01-16Roscoe Hall1-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO36
1924-10-06Al Rood3-4-0
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWKO26
The Squared Circle, Boxing & Wrestling News
1924-09-23Dan Leicher
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWKO46
1924-09-15Cowboy Billy Owens2-1-0
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWKO410
1924-08-05Mike Conroy25-8-0
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Art Straub
Lockport Union Sun Journal 6 August 1924
1924-05-26Alex Gibbons14-10-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1924-05-12Kid Norfolk76-17-6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWDQ26
referee: Art Straub
Buffalo Courier- Low blow
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