Fighting Bob Lawson

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Name: Bob Lawson
Alias: Fighting Bob
Birth Name: Robert E. Lawson
Born: 1906-01-16
Birthplace: Troy, Alabama, USA
Died: 1980-04-05 (Age:74)
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Reach: 74″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Bob Lawson was reportedly 24 years old in July 1927.

On April 7 1932 Lawson, weighing 184¼ lbs, was knocked out in round 2 by George Godfrey, 269, in an 8-round exhibition fight held at the Wilmington DE Auditorium.


According to the U.S. Census Records database on the Ancestry.com website, one Robert Lawson, a black 25-year-old native of Alabama, was living with his wife, Aurelia, in Troy Alabama during 1930. He owned his home, valued at $750., and was a "Boxer" who worked on an "Independent" basis.

According to the U.S. Census Records database on the Ancestry.com website, one Robert Lawson, a black 34-year-old native of Alabama, was living with his wife, Aurelia, and four in-law relatives in Troy, Alabama during 1940. Lawson was working a road construction laborer and earned $405. while employed for fifty-two weeks during 1939. He owned his home, which was valued at $600.

According to the Ohio Deaths (1908-1932, 1938-2007) database on the Ancestry.com website, one Robert E. Lawson, a married non-white male, was born about 1906 in Alabama and died on April 5, 1980 in Stark County, Ohio.

According to the Social Security Death Index database on the Ancestry.com website, one Robert Lawson was born on January 16, 1906 and died in April 1980. His last residence was in Akron, Ohio.