Name: Joe Walcott
Alias: Barbados Demon
Birthplace: Demerara, Guyana
Died: 1935-10-04 (Age:62)
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5′ 1½″ / 156cm
Reach: 65″ / 165cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager Tom O'Rourke
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- Per the April 22, 1916 Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA, USA), he was born April 7, 1872.
- He spent part of his youth in Barbados.
- Nicknamed the Black Demon and the Barbados Demon.
- As a youngster, he set out to see the world, and got a job as a cabin boy on a ship sailing to Boston. He soon settled in Boston as a piano mover, porter and other odd jobs. Later, he landed a job in a gym, and became popular with other boxers as a human punching bag.
- He became one of the more famous boxers of his era, along with other Boston men of color such as George Godfrey, George Dixon, and Sam Langford.