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Willie Bush
Global ID68282
sexmale
birthdate 1909-00-00
divisionlight heavyweight
aliasFighting Scorpion
country USA
residenceLakeland, Florida, USA
won 31 (KO 18) + lost 14 (KO 6) + drawn 2 = 49
rounds boxed 286 KO% 36.73
 
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1935-03-20Elmer Ray
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWDQ710
Ray, who had floored his opponent several times, was disqualified for hitting his opponent while he was down. He was reported to have twice knocked out Bush in previous fights between the two.
1935-03-13Black Catamount
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1934-05-26Young John Herrera21-3-0
Havana, CubaLKO310
Bush was knocked down nine times.
1934-03-28Unknown Winston42-23-4
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
1934-02-15Black Eagle1-1-0
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWKO310
1932-11-14Seldom Heard6-5-0
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO58
1932-10-25Ben McCoy0-1-1
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1932-07-25Obie Walker22-2-2
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USALPTS1212
referee: Jack Denham
1932-07-18? Clark
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO?
1932-03-29Unknown Winston27-16-3
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
1932-03-15Obie Walker19-2-1
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALKO710
From Miami Herald (Jack Kincaid).
The pair had been scheduled to meet in a 10-rounder at West Palm Beach's Lincoln Park Arena the previous March 2.

1932-02-17Battling Cornell0-2-0
Cass Street Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO110
The pair was scheduled to face each other again the following day at West Palm Beach's Dixie Theatre.
Bush was scheduled to fight Tiger Henderson at Miami's City Park Arena the following March 29.

1932-01-26Willie McGee2-6-0
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1931-12-30Charlie Belanger61-22-13
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
referee: Eddie Purdy
In the 8th round, both fell through the ropes. "Bush scrambled back at the count of ten and Referee Eddie Purdy immediately declared him the winner, but the decision was overruled by John V. Clinnin, president of the N.B.A. and chairman of the Illinois State Athletic Commission." Under state rules, a boxer knocked out of the ring had 20 seconds in which to return. Belanger had climbed back in at 14. All bouts on this card were part of the second round of the National Boxing Association's Light Heavyweight Elimination Tournament. New York Times
1931-10-23Bob Olin30-5-1
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
Reported in the New Haven Journal-Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1931-10-01Leo Mitchell36-16-6
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO28
From the Boston Globe .
1931-09-01Charley Massera4-2-1
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
referee: Bill Conway
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding). The New Haven Evening Register thought Massera should have been tabbed the winner.
1931-08-14Bob Olin30-3-1
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
45-44
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding). Bush was a last-second substitute for Al Gainer. Bush was down in the second and sixth rounds. Bush was down one point entering the final round and won the final round 5pts-3pts to win the decision. Hartford Courant.
1931-07-30Vic Carlson10-7-0
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS44
1931-07-20Harry (Rocky) Knight7-28-8
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO26
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1931-07-13Hale 'KO' Brown36-16-4
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS88
1931-07-02Unknown Winston23-14-3
Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams, Massachusetts, USANCNC410
referee: Jack Watson
The bout was stopped in the fourth round and declared a no contest. Referee Jack Watson claimed both boxers were not trying.
1931-06-22Obie Walker10-2-0
Roby's Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
1931-05-26Seldom Heard4-1-0
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO710
1931-04-30Obie Walker10-1-0
Dixie Theatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1931-04-24Willie McGee1-5-0
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USAWKO210
The pair was scheduled to meet again in a 10-rounder on the following April 28 at Miami's City Park Arena.
1931-03-19Al Walker17-11-4
Dixie Theatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1931-03-12K.O. Brown1-5-0
Vero Beach, Florida, USAWKO?
1931-01-23Unknown Winston19-10-2
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USADPTS1010
Bush won by disqualification in the 3rd round, originally, however Winston was talked into continuing.
1930-08-01Unknown Winston17-8-2
Cass Street Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1930-07-18Bob Lawson50-25-5
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USALKO415
time: 0:30
Billed for the Colored Heavyweight title of the South
1930-06-06Unknown Winston15-7-2
Cass Street Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1930-04-09Unknown Winston15-6-2
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1930-03-06Al Gainer1-1-0
Buckingham Hall, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALTKO38
Verified by Bob Yalen from Connecticut newspapers.
1930-02-20Humberto Curi7-2-0
Buckingham Hall, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO18
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1930-02-10Leo Curley1-1-0
New Winter Garden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USANCNC68
1930-01-17Erwin Stiegler6-5-2
Buckingham Hall, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
From the Hartford Courant (Herb Goldman).
1929-10-31Henry Di Julio11-7-0
Buckingham Hall, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS66
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman). Bush (Young Sam Langford) was down 8 times.
1929-10-15Al Brennan3-7-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALKO48
From Connecticut newspapers (Herb Goldman). Bush was fighting as "Young Sam Langford."
1929-07-04Unknown Winston6-4-1
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1515
1929-02-19Al Jackson1-5-0
City Park Arena, Miami, Florida, USALKO210
1929-01-22Dick Griner1-1-0
Skydome Theatre, Miami, Florida, USAWKO110
1928-10-30Battling Buster3-0-0
Skydome Theatre, Miami, Florida, USAWKO210
1928-10-24Haines City Red
Maceo Theater, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO110
1928-10-17Kid Boston17-5-1
Maceo Theater, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO210
1928-09-28Young Sam Langford2-1-0
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO28
1928-09-26Battling Kid Leonard
Maceo Theater, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO110
1928-09-19Kid Boston17-4-1
Maceo Theater, Tampa, Florida, USAWTKO310
1928-09-05Kid Boston17-3-1
Maceo Theater, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO210

 
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