Name: Joe Knight
Alias: Cairo Calamity
Birth Name: Joseph Washington Knight
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, USA
Died: 1976-07-16 (Age:67)
Hometown: Cairo, Georgia, USA
Height: 5′ 11½″ / 182cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers: Van Justice, Vester Duckworth, Chris Dundee
- In 1933, the National Boxing Association awarded Knight the lightheavy title, which he lost to Bob Godwin.
- In the fall of 1934, the National Boxing Association vacated Maxie Rosenbloom's light heavyweight title. The commissions for North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida named Joe Knight as World Champion.
- Featured on the cover of the September 1934 The Ring magazine
- In retirement, Knight promoted fights in Georgia and Florida. He died in July 1976 at Dekalb, Georgia.
Mike DeLisa of www.cyberboxingzone.com is researching Knight's title claim.