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Battling Bozo
Global ID21877
sexmale
birthdate 1911-01-21
death date 1994-11-11 (83)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
aliasCurtis Hambright
country USA
residenceBirmingham, Alabama, USA
birth nameJames Curtis Hambright
won 27 (KO 5) + lost 30 (KO 8) + drawn 12 = 70
rounds boxed 592
Newspaper Decisions won 12 : lost 5 : drawn 6
rounds boxed 220
Total Bouts 93 KO% 5.38
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1937-01-05Chief Penland4-4-0
American Legion Arena, Anniston, Alabama, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star
1936-11-24Ed Kaiser
American Legion Arena, Anniston, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
referee: Eddie Wayland
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star
1936-10-22Ross Tipton1-0-0
Talladega, Alabama, USADNWS?
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (wire report)
1936-06-03Bud Creed18-9-4
Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALTKO58
1936-05-13King Kong1-0-0
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USALPTS44
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bozo was the formerly well-known light-heavyweight, now fighting at preliminary level.
1936-03-03Jim McVey21-10-0
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USALKO28
1936-02-17Tom Dawson3-5-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS44
1936-02-10Jimmy Brown28-7-2
East Liverpool, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1936-01-21Junior Munsell2-0-0
Ponca City, Oklahoma, USALPTS1010
1935-11-20Young Palmer
Ashtabula, Ohio, USAWKO4
1935-11-14Jack Trammell22-1-1
Fairmont, West Virginia, USALTKO510
1935-11-04Johnny Whiters30-4-1
I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USALPTS88
1935-10-29Buddy McArthur40-19-4
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1935-10-01Buddy Knox18-2-1
LPTS1010
Date and location unknown. Source; The Ring, Nov. 1941 page 33
1935-09-30Carl Knowles37-21-7
Sumter, South Carolina, USALPTS1010
1935-02-19Harold Anderson19-7-0
Aurora, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1934-09-16Ernie Anderson11-2-0
Saginaw, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1934-09-10Berry Baggett0-1-1
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USALPTS1010
1934-04-02Tony Galento46-15-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALDQ110
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.
1934-03-23George Pavlick39-12-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1933-10-20Al Gainer28-7-4
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1933-09-20Al Stillman40-9-3
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALKO810
1933-09-04Nick Popicg10-9-6
Memorial Auditorium, Beckley, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1933-09-01Al Gainer28-7-3
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USADPTS1010
Main event of Binghamton's first professional fight card in three years.
1933-08-07Corn Griffin39-8-3
Asheville, North Carolina, USALPTS1010
Associated Press
1933-06-28Joe Knight62-11-6
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1933-05-17Carl Knowles20-11-2
Cain Street Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: Tim O'Dowd
1933-05-09Corn Griffin35-7-2
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALPTS1010
1933-04-17Joe Knight60-11-6
Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USALUD1010
referee: Scrapiron Green
1933-02-13Joe Knight56-10-6
Daytona Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1932-11-07Ollie Joyner18-22-2
Bradenton, Florida, USADPTS1010
1932-10-25Corn Griffin28-7-1
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USADPTS1010
1932-09-28Jack O'Dowd14-4-2
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1932-07-25Tiger Jack Fox27-4-4
Taylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1932-07-11Billy Roederer6-2-0
Punch Bowl, Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS1010
Roederer won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1932-06-22Joe Lillich5-3-0
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS1010
1932-05-30Charley Beard
Paducah, Kentucky, USAWKO2
1932-05-03Cyclone Smith17-6-3
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USADPTS1010
1932-04-21Buster Newberry41-24-5
Hickory, North Carolina, USADPTS1010
1932-04-19Tony Cancela34-10-4
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USADPTS1010
1932-03-14Babe Hunt53-9-4
Birmingham, Alabama, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1932-01-28Billy Jones42-10-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO910
1931-12-18Pret Ferrar7-0-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
N.B.A. Light Heavyweight Tournament
1931-12-01Jack Redman24-1-0
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWSD1010
referee: Jimmie Cooley
1931-11-02Maxie Rosenbloom109-20-12
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USALUD1212
referee: Tom Dixon
1931-10-26KO Christner29-18-0
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Bozo won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1931-10-08Bob Godwin49-4-4
Jacksonville, Florida, USALPTS1010
1931-09-22Maxie Rosenbloom107-20-11
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: Battling Budd
Atlanta Constitution.
1931-09-14Cracker Jack Webb16-11-1
Nashville, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1931-09-08Johnny Freeman21-15-2
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
referee: Young Stribling
1931-08-28Cracker Jack Webb16-10-1
Waycross, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1931-08-25Cyclone Smith15-2-2
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1931-08-10Babe Hunt52-7-4
Birmingham, Alabama, USALNWS1010
Hunt won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1931-07-08Chuck Burns31-32-9
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USAWPTS1010
1931-07-03Natie Brown9-9-1
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS55
1931-06-22Pete Latzo63-19-3
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Bozo won the newspaper decision. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1931-06-09Pete Latzo63-18-3
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
Latzo floored Bozo twice. Sept. The Ring, p. 64
1931-05-18Murray Gitlitz35-26-6
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO510
1931-04-07Lou Scozza59-15-7
Flint, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1931-03-23Frankie Wine51-24-12
Flint, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1931-03-19Jack Barry17-18-3
Moline, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1931-03-06Lou Scozza59-14-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1931-02-09Maxie Rosenbloom98-17-11
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USADNWS1010
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.
1931-01-30Bud Doran10-12-1
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
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.
1930-12-22Rosy Rosales42-11-3
Birmingham, Alabama, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette) The Pittsburgh Post reported the same result.
1930-11-28Harry Dillon33-20-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1930-11-18Tommy Davenport6-2-2
Little Rock, Arkansas, USAWPTS1010
1930-11-10Owen Phelps31-10-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
referee: Red Dolan
1930-10-20Tony Marullo43-34-3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
referee: Paul (Doc) Schaefer
1930-09-29Maxie Rosenbloom95-17-11
Birmingham, Alabama, USADNWS1010
The Associated Press gives this as a draw, the United Press scored the fight for Bozo.
1930-09-08Emmett Rocco23-6-0
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision provided by The Ring, November 1930, page 60. Bozo was "too speedy" for Rocco.
1930-08-08Michel Maurer17-10-1
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1930-07-29Jess Akers12-3-2
Montgomery, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1930-07-17Tony Cancela16-2-0
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1010
1930-07-04Yale Okun49-18-6
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
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