Name: Stamford Harris
Alias: Kid / Big Bamboo
Birth Name: Stamford Antonarias
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6′ 5½″ / 197cm
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Stamford "Kid" Harris was a colorful heavyweight boxer who fought out of Jamaica. At over 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 230 pounds, Harris began his professional career in the early 1950s, as a skinny middleweight.
Harris had a brief amateur career, before turning professional at the age of 15; earning him the nickname, "Kid". However, Harris loved to eat and soon he was campaigning as a heavyweight. Harris was a fan favorite on the island of Jamaica. He also a member of the Jamaican Police Department, and received his boxing training from former British military officers living on the island.
Harris had a traditional stand-up style, but looped his punches when going for the knockout. He fought a series of popular battles with Carl Baker and Peter Robinson. When matched with top-rated contenders Jerry Quarry, George Chuvallo, and Jose Urtain, Harris gave a good account of himself, but was knocked out against each boxer.
Stamford "Kid" Harris was shot and killed in a bar-brawl in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1975.