Joe Knight
Global ID25098
birthdate 1909-01-15
death date 1976-07-16 (67)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 11½″   /   182cm
aliasCairo Calamity
country USA
residenceCairo, Georgia, USA
birth placeCairo, Georgia, USA
birth nameJoseph Washington Knight
won 102 (KO 51) + lost 19 (KO 1) + drawn 11 = 133
rounds boxed 1033
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 134 KO% 38.06

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1938-04-19Chet Gideon7-13-1
Orlando, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1938-04-08Pat McDuff14-4-1
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1938-03-24Eddie Boyle4-16-2
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1938-03-03Harold Anderson22-10-0
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1937-06-18Melio Bettina24-5-2
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1937-03-31Patsy Perroni43-8-3
Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USANCNC710
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
Knight fined $250 for a "poor exhibition"
1936-10-12Texas Joe Dundee42-21-10
Lakeland, Florida, USALPTS1010
1936-06-01Al Gainer55-15-5
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gainer gave Knight a severe whipping.
1936-04-13Max Marek10-2-0
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1936-04-07Bob Godwin87-18-12
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1936-03-19Dewey Kimrey33-18-3
Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1936-02-03Buck Everett44-21-6
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWSD1212
referee: Tom Heeney 149-151 | 153-147 | 152-148
Fifth meeting between these two fighters
1936-01-17Patsy Perroni41-8-2
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USADPTS1010
1935-11-28Wilson Dunn67-23-8
Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1935-11-25George Blackburn0-2-0
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO310
Blackburn fought using the name "Jack Kranz" an Illinois heavyweight. The ruse was quickly discovered.
1935-11-14Buck Everett44-19-6
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1935-10-25Carl Knowles38-21-7
Savannah, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1935-09-30Salvatore Ruggirello27-42-0
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO610
1935-09-23Pepon Gonzales2-0-0
Havana, CubaWKO8
1935-09-05Al McCoy43-4-2
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLUD1515
Montreal Athletic Commission World Light Heavyweight Title
1935-08-15Benny Odell16-9-2
Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO5
1935-08-05Buck Everett44-18-4
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
This bout was originally declared a win for Knight, changed to a draw the next day by the Florida Boxing Commission as a mistake in the scorecards was discovered.
1935-07-25Don 'Red' Barry52-24-12
Savannah, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1935-07-23Dutch Weimer32-17-0
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1935-07-04Corn Griffin45-18-4
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USAWRTD410
The bout was halted after round 4 because of a bad cut over Griffin's left eye.
1935-07-01Mickey Dugan17-7-1
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO510
1935-06-26Charlie Baisden12-11-3
Macon, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1935-06-08Tom Terry5-3-0
Macon, Georgia, USAWKO2
1935-02-19Paul Marques14-7-0
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1935-02-11Tony Shucco61-9-3
Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
1935-01-28Tony Shucco61-9-2
Municipal Stadium, Miami, Florida, USADPTS1010
referee: Charley Wheeler
1935-01-10Eddie Karolak9-7-2
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO2
1934-10-22Wilson Dunn59-18-6
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWKO310
referee: Phil Flake | judge: J.P. Gray | judge: Tom Cobb
1934-10-15Al Rodrigues12-5-2
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USAWTKO712
referee: Leo Shea
1934-10-02Earl Johnson47-32-11
Athens, Georgia, USAWKO7
1934-09-28Rosy Rosales46-29-7
Asheville, North Carolina, USAWPTS1010
1934-08-02George Pavlick42-14-4
Savannah, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1934-07-23Clyde Chastain43-19-12
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWKO610
1934-07-16Leroy Brown24-10-5
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USAWUD1010
Southern Light Heavyweight Title
1934-07-06Rosy Rosales46-26-7
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1934-06-27Henry Firpo61-23-13
American Legion Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO710
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-06-11Buck Everett36-15-3
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO910
referee: Tom Heeney
The fight was stopped on advice of the doctor with Everett having sustained a badly cut left eye and an injured rib.
1934-06-08Carl Knowles26-16-4
Municipal Auditorium, Savannah, Georgia, USAWTKO1010
referee: Joe Magee
1934-05-28Tony Cancela46-19-10
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Tom Heeney
1934-05-11Tony Shucco56-6-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1934-04-17Tex Leavelle8-10-6
Roanoke, Virginia, USAWKO48
1934-04-05Buck Everett35-14-2
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USADPTS1010
1934-03-20Eddie Houghton17-10-1
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1934-03-16Les Kennedy45-27-2
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWKO210
1934-02-05Maxie Rosenbloom156-29-19
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USADPTS1515
referee: Harry Graham 75-75 | judge: Sam Roberts 75-75 | judge: Bernie Latham 76-74
World Light Heavyweight Title
Attendance 23,000. The venue is an open air arena. Illuminated blimps carrying passengers soared in small circles above, surveying the action below.Had been scheduled for Feb 1 but postponed by rain.

1933-11-03George Nichols61-24-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1933-10-16Bob Godwin73-8-8
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO510
Godwin was floored four times in round 5.
1933-08-30Bob Godwin72-8-8
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USALSD1010
Seventh meeting between these two, From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-08-08Joe Banovic41-17-3
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-06-28Battling Bozo24-12-11
City Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1933-06-12Lou Scozza71-25-8
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1933-04-17Battling Bozo24-10-10
Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USAWUD1010
referee: Scrapiron Green
1933-04-03Wild Bill Cox8-12-4
Macon, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1933-03-14Eric Lawson38-22-6
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1933-03-01Bob Godwin68-7-8
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
Knight was defending as the NBA had previously awarded him the title
1933-02-20Eddie Mader24-11-4
Lakeland, Florida, USAWRTD610
Mader failed to come out for round 7.
1933-02-13Battling Bozo24-9-10
Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1933-01-03Romeo LeMon20-19-9
1932-12-29Russ Rowsey18-26-4
Orlando, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1932-12-06Owen Phelps54-17-7
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charles Short
Southern Light Heavyweight Title
1932-12-02Charley Arthurs30-40-11
Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWKO5
1932-11-29Natie Brown18-14-3
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWTKO510
1932-11-23Chick Raines21-6-2
Savannah, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1932-11-11Cracker Smith6-7-2
Tallahassee, Florida, USAWKO2
1932-11-09Pietro Corri13-54-5
Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1932-10-17George Nichols57-17-5
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USAWUD1010
1932-09-19George Courtney73-17-2
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USAWKO510
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1932-09-07Bob Tow14-9-1
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USAWKO410
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1932-08-16Eric Lawson29-17-4
Miami, Florida, USAWKO4
1932-08-05Terry Roberts13-24-0
Miami, Florida, USAWKO2
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