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Harry Bobo
Global ID37703
sexmale
birthdate 1920-07-05
death date 1966-07-00 (45)
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 4″   /   193cm
reach78″   /   198cm
aliasPeabody Paralyzer
country USA
residencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeScuffletown, South Carolina, USA
won 36 (KO 24) + lost 9 (KO 4) + drawn 0 = 45
rounds boxed 262 KO% 53.33
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1944-11-24Johnny Denson38-18-3
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO410
1944-09-04Buddy Walker62-16-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO110
1944-06-26Big Boy Brown12-9-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1943-12-29Buddy Walker58-12-4
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1943-08-09Lee Q. Murray29-4-2
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO815
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.

1943-01-25Big Boy Brown10-3-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1515
Maryland and Ohio Commission Heavyweight Championship (Duration)
Joe Louis in the Army. Bobo was inducted into the army on February 15.

1942-12-29Buddy Walker42-8-4
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Ohio Commission Heavyweight Championship (Duration)
Joe Louis in the Army
Bobo suspended in Ohio because of damaged eyesight

1942-12-01Larry Lane44-11-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO110
1942-07-27Claudio Villar23-15-3
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
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.
1942-06-23Melio Bettina64-11-2
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
Cleveland Plain Dealer. Bobo floored and nearly knocked out Bettina in round five. Bettina earned the decision in an exciting battle.
1942-06-09Bob Smith9-11-0
Civic Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO210
1942-05-11Gus Dorazio59-14-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher | judge: Eddie Loughran | judge: Harry Lasky
|? -? - ?|4-5-1|5-3-2| Referee Kutcher awarded underdog Dorazio a stunning upset in what was reported as ten furious rounds.
1942-03-30Lem Franklin29-6-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 2:40 | referee: Ernie Sesto
Bobo was floored, but rose and knocked down Franklin 3 times.
1942-02-17Jack Marshall24-10-5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 2:27
1941-12-01Melio Bettina59-11-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: Kid Stinger
This was reported to be a great fight and a close one. Bettina floored in final round.
1941-11-21Frankie Hammer32-10-9
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
Hammer was knocked down four times.
1941-09-15Bill Poland33-3-2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO610
time: 2:50 | referee: Al Grayber
1941-08-12Lee Savold62-22-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
referee: Ernie Sesto
1941-06-26Bill Poland31-3-2
Municipal Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO810
1941-06-23Mike Alfano8-19-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
referee: Al Grayber
1941-05-26Lee Savold59-21-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Chick Rodgers
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the decision was a poor one, and that Savold deserved it.
1941-05-12Gus Dorazio52-10-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: Kid Stinger
1941-04-02Armand Roy3-3-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
This fight was held on April 2, not on April 28 as given in The Ring Record Book, 1946 edition.
1941-03-31Paul Hartnek25-6-4
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
referee: Red Robinson
1941-02-24Al Delaney59-21-6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
1941-02-10Wild Bill Boyd40-7-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
time: 2:33 | referee: Al Grayber
1941-01-09Gunnar Barlund40-11-0
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
Buffalo Courier (AP)
1940-12-12Al Blake13-4-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO18
1940-11-18Jack Wofford14-7-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
referee: Al Grayber
1940-11-11Tony Shucco76-14-9
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Freddie Mastrean
1940-09-09Joe O'Gatty6-12-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber
1940-04-08Wild Bill Boyd35-4-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO610
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.
1940-02-26Gus Dorazio45-8-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Martzo
1940-01-25Henry Cooper29-20-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1940-01-12Nick Fiorentino22-7-1
Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Dempsey | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: Johnny Fundy
1940-01-05Al Hart14-5-0
Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1939-12-18Dan Merritt7-5-0
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
referee: Ernie Sesto
1939-11-27Eddie Jackson
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USAWKO18
Bobo entered this bout with a reported record of 8-0 (6). Jackson was a late substitute for Dan Merritt.
1939-11-08Eddie Boyle6-21-2
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1939-10-30George Hughes6-3-2
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USAWPTS66
referee: Jack Dempsey
1939-10-23Lloyd Clements19-17-0
Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
referee: Al Grayber
1939-09-25George Hughes5-2-2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD66
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Johnny Fundy | judge: Chick Rodgers
1939-08-08Young Jack Johnson
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
referee: Red Robinson
1939-07-24Blondy Ryan3-17-3
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
time: 2:58 | referee: Buck McTiernan
1939-07-10Tom Beach
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
referee: Freddie Mastrean

 
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