Bobo Olson

97 16 2
46 KOs 7 KOs
Box-pro
division middle
status inactive
bouts 115
rounds 869
KOs 40%
career 1944-1966
debut 1944-08-19

ID# 024927
birth name Carl Elmer Olson
sex male
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach 70″   /   178cm
residence Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
birth place Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Boxing Pro 115 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1966-11-28 Don Fullmer 39 13 3
Oakland Arena, Oakland
L-MD
ref: Frankie Carter 2-5   Vern Bybee 4-4   Elmer Costa 2-6
1966-07-11 Piero Del Papa 30 2 3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-SD
ref: Jack Downey 4-6   Vern Bybee 5-2   Johnny Lotsey 6-3
1965-09-23 Fred Roots 24 18 5
Centennial Coliseum, Reno
W-TKO
2:35    ref: Mills Lane
1965-06-24 Andy Kendall 18 1 2
Centennial Coliseum, Reno
W-UD
ref: Mills Lane   Sammy Macias 50-41   Anthony Smercina 49-46   Bill Stremmell 49-45
1964-11-27 Jose Torres 33 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-KO
2:51    ref: Johnny LoBianco
1964-08-28 Wayne Thornton 31 6 1
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco
W-UD
ref: Frankie Carter 6-3   Elmer Costa 5-4   Jack Downey 6-3
Thornton was a substitute for Willie Pastrano, who had intended to fight Olson in a non-title bout.
1964-06-19 Johnny Persol 11 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-MD
ref: Mark Conn 5-5   Artie Aidala 1-9   Nick Gamboli 4-6
1964-03-27 Wayne Thornton 29 5 1
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco
W-MD
ref: Vern Bybee 7-2   Jack Downey 6-3   Bob Mitchell 5-5
1963-12-09 Hank Casey 29 5 5
Auditorium, Oakland
D-SD
ref: Elmer Costa 4-4   Tony Bosnich 4-2   Rudy Ortega 3-4
1963-10-21 Jose Humberto Menno 13 2 1
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco
W-UD
ref: Frankie Carter 7-2   Tony Bosnich 6-1   Bob Mitchell 7-0¼
1963-05-14 Jesse Bowdry 29 13 0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 50-42   Wilbert Minn 50-42   Gene Narducci 50-42
1963-04-30 Sonny Ray 22 16 7
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Walter Cho
The ring doctor stopped the contest due to Ray's bloodshot eyes. (UP)
1963-01-25 Tiger Al Williams 38 31 3
Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene
W-TKO
Williams stopped due to a cut over his right eye.
1962-12-14 Giulio Rinaldi 33 6 0
PalaEur, Roma
D-PTS
La Boxe nel Mondo Sport Match 20/12/1962
1962-06-03 Lennart Risberg 12 1 3
Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
W-KO
1:44    ref: Tommy Little
1962-04-03 Pete Rademacher 14 7 1
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
L-UD
ref: Walter Cho 41-49   Louis Freitas 42-49   Wilbert Minn 43-50
1962-01-19 Artie Dixon 14 17 2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Louis Freitas Jr 50-37   Benny Beruan 50-37   Frankie Gomes 50-41
1962-01-12 Tiger Al Williams 37 26 3
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 50-38   Alex Long 50-37   Wilbert Minn 50-39
1961-11-14 Roy Smith 20 21 6
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
2:44    ref: Walter Cho 35-23   Louis Freitas 35-24   Frankie Gomes 35-26
1961-10-23 Sixto Rodriguez 26 6 2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-UD
ref: Tony Bosnich 4-1   Vern Bybee 6-2   Frankie Carter 4-2
1961-09-11 Sixto Rodriguez 25 6 2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
L-UD
ref: Vern Bybee 2-6   Fred Apostoli 3-6   Jack Downey 4-6
1961-08-14 Roque Maravilla 34 7 1
Auditorium, Oakland
W-UD
ref: Frankie Carter 7-1   Elmer Costa 6-2   Bob Mitchell 10-0¼
1961-02-16 Floyd Buchanan 7 3 4
Memorial Arena, Victoria
W-TKO
1961-01-19 Bobby Daniels 18 2 4
Coliseum, Spokane
W-UD
ref: Joey August 97-90   Don Fraser 99-92   James Reilly 99-93
1960-08-31 Doug Jones 15 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-KO
1:30    ref: Bernie Weismann 25-23   Jim McManus 24-23
1960-06-06 Mike Holt 39 8 4
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg
W-PTS
1960-05-05 Al Sparks 9 2 1
Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver
W-TKO
ref: Ab Keyes
1960-04-07 Roque Maravilla 32 6 1
Auditorium, Portland
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Andy Crabtree
The referee stopped the bout after the 7th round was completed. Maravilla was knocked down once in the 7th round.
1959-08-25 George Kartalian 20 8 2
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno
W-TKO
ref stopped fight after Kartalian took a nine count, the only knockdown
1959-03-30 Rory Calhoun 39 6 1
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-UD
ref: Pete Morelli 95-93   Eddie James 98-93   Matt Zidich 96-93
1958-12-16 Tommy Villa 10 9 2
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno
W-TKO
1:28    ref: Johnny Reno   Pete Morelli   Art Williams
Villa was floored for an 8-count in round four. Olson was giving him a going over in round five when Tommy went to the floor claiming a foul. He was given a 5-minute rest, but then refused to continue.
1958-11-25 Paddy Young 49 12 4
Auditorium, Oakland
W-TKO
Downey stopped the bout after Young's face was covered with blood.
1958-10-28 Don Grant 18 5 0
Auditorium, Oakland
W-TKO
2:32    ref: Frankie Carter
1957-08-17 Pat McMurtry 25 1 1
Meadows Race Track, Portland
L-KO
2:34    ref: Eddie Volk
1957-06-18 Joey Maxim 83 25 4
Auditorium, Portland
W-SD
ref: Ralph Gruman 54-56   Eddie Volk 57½-52½   Dick Wagner 56-54
1956-05-18 Ray Robinson 138 4 2
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
L-KO
2:51    ref: Mushy Callahan   Tommy Hart   Frankie Van
World Middleweight Title
1955-12-09 Ray Robinson 137 4 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-KO
2:51    ref: Frank Sikora
World Middleweight Title
1955-08-26 Joey Giambra 41 3 1
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-UD
ref: Jack Downey 58-52   Vern Bybee 56½-53½   Ray Flores 57½-52½
1955-08-13 Jimmy Martinez 60 18 5
Multnomah Stadium, Portland
W-UD
ref: Ralph Gruman 62-48   George Robinson 66-44   Eddie Volk 61-49
1955-06-22 Archie Moore 148 19 8
Polo Grounds, New York
L-KO
1:19    ref: Ruby Goldstein
World Light Heavyweight Title
1955-04-13 Joey Maxim 82 21 4
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-UD
ref: Ray Flores 59½-50½   Johnny Bassanelli 62-48   Jack Downey 60-50
Maxim was knocked down in the 2nd and 9th rounds.
1955-03-12 Willie Vaughn 27 10 8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood
W-UD
ref: Mushy Callahan 60-50   Dynamite Jackson 59½-50½   Jimmy Wilson 59-51
1955-02-16 Ralph Jones 33 12 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-UD
ref: Frank Gilmer 100-86   John Bray 99-87   Franklin Spike McAdams 100-78
1954-12-15 Pierre Langlois 65 16 5
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-TKO
0:58    ref: Ray Flores 59½-50½   Vern Bybee 59-51   Jack Downey 59½-50½
World Middleweight Title
Bout stopped because of a cut over Langlois' left eye. Olson was well ahead on the three official scorecards but Langlois gave a good account of himself.
1954-11-03 Garth Panter 55 17 3
Auditorium, Richmond
W-TKO
0:41    ref: Joe Louis   Toby Irwin   Eddie James
Bout stopped because of a cut eye suffered by Panter
1954-08-20 Rocky Castellani 61 7 6
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-UD
ref: Ray Flores 89-76   Fred Apostoli 85-80   Jack Downey 87½-77½
World Middleweight Title
Olson was down for a three count in the 11th, Castellani down for a nine count in the 12th.
1954-07-07 Pedro Gonzales 12 7 0
Auditorium, Oakland
W-KO
2:57    ref: Max Baer
1954-06-15 Jesse Turner 35 17 5
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
W-TKO
1:09    ref: Louis Freitas Jr
Turner never was decked but took a bad beating before the referee stopped the fight.
1954-04-02 Kid Gavilan 98 13 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-MD
ref: Bernie Weismann 147-141   Ed Hintz 144-144   William O'Connell 147-139
World Middleweight title
Gavilan weighed in with his clothes still on
1954-01-23 Joe Rindone 36 10 3
Winterland Arena, San Francisco
W-KO
1953-10-21 Randolph Turpin 49 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Al Berl 9-4   Young Otto 8-7   Charley Shortell 11-4
World Middleweight Title Turpin down in the 9th and 10th.
1953-06-19 Paddy Young 44 8 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Petey Scalzo 9-4   Artie Aidala 11-3   Young Otto 12-3
Vacant American Middleweight Title
Eliminator for Vacant World Middleweight Title.
1953-03-16 Garth Panter 46 9 3
Civic Center, Butte
W-UD
ref: Joe Simonich 58-42   Harry Brady 53-47   Charles Staples 52-48
1953-02-07 Norman Hayes 24 13 1
Boston Garden, Boston
W-UD
ref: Eddie Curley 99-93   Joe Heirty 97-95   Joe Santarpio 99-93
1952-12-18 Norman Hayes 24 12 1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-UD
ref: Ray Flores 59½-50½   Joe Gorman 57-53   Toby Irwin 60-50
1952-11-20 Lee Sala 74 4 0
Winterland Arena, San Francisco
W-KO
2:12    ref: Jack Downey

1952-08-27 Gene Hairston 45 11 5
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Ray Miller
1952-07-12 Robert Villemain 52 6 4
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-SD
ref: Ray Flores 57-53   Frankie Carter 54-56   Toby Irwin 56-54
Villemain announced Retirement December 1952.
1952-06-06 Jimmy Beau 28 9 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Ray Miller 8-2   Artie Aidala 9-0¼   Jack Gordon 7-2
1952-05-19 Walter Cartier 39 6 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn
W-TKO
1:01    ref: Ray Miller
1952-05-06 Woody Harper 6 13 6
Auditorium, Richmond
W-TKO
The bout was stopped after the 7th round, due to an eye injury suffered by Harper.
1952-03-13 Ray Robinson 130 2 2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
L-UD
ref: Jack Downey 78½-86½   Frankie Brown 79½-85½   Toby Irwin 80½-84½
World Middleweight Title
1952-02-15 Tommy Harrison 14 4 0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood
W-UD
ref: Mushy Callahan 59½-50½   Frank Holborow 59½-50½   Dynamite Jackson 60½-49½
1952-02-12 Woody Harper 5 12 6
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
W-UD
ref: Johnny Bassanelli 59-51   Fred Bottaro 60-50   Billy Burke 58-52
1951-10-03 Dave Sands 81 9 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-UD
ref: Norm McCaridi 45-55   E Allen Frankel 45-55   Ed Klein 42-58
This was the first fight televised coast-to-coast in the United States. Sands mauled and cuffed Olson for nine rounds, and then Olson made a terrific rally in the last round, landing repeatedly with rights to the head that staggered Dave. But Sands was much too far in front for this rally to change the outcome. Sands was the better boxer and more precise hitter. It was a rather slow fight. The gross gate was only $5, 832.
1951-08-27 Bobby Jones 23 13 7
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco
W-MD
1951-07-27 Charley Cato 30 25 8
Auditorium, Richmond
W-TKO
1951-07-09 Chuck Hunter 44 19 1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-UD
1951-05-08 Lloyd Marshall 70 23 4
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-KO
1:03    ref: Willie Whittle 6-6   Albert Botelho 6-7   Bill Pacheco 6-5
1951-03-20 Art Soto 38 6 3
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Willie Whittle 25-10   Walter Cho 26-10   Peter Thomas 27-10
1950-10-26 Ray Robinson 114 1 2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia
L-KO
1:19    ref: Charley Daggert 1-9   Frank Knaresborough 1-10   Harry Lasky 0-10
Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
1950-09-05 Henry Brimm 25 14 4
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Willie Whittle 22-10   Walter Cho 23-10   Frankie Gomes 24-10
1950-05-22 Otis Graham 32 16 5
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 18-10   Albert Botelho 23-10   Bill Pacheco 22-10
1950-04-25 Roy Miller 42 16 5
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-RTD
Miller was unable to answer the bell for the sixth round after suffering a fractured jaw.
1950-03-20 Dave Sands 70 9 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-PTS
Olson was knocked down in the 1st round for the mandatory 8-count, although up at "2." It was a slow fight, as both men counterpunched. Olson landed a left hook and right cross in round 8 that buckled Sands's knees. The decision met with a mixed reception from the audience.
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 21 March 1950 p 8
1950-02-21 Don Lee 55 21 9
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 23-10   Kenny Olds 18-10   Walter Wiskow 27-10
1949-12-13 Earl Turner 48 19 9
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 23-10   Dick Chang 21-11   Bill Pacheco 24-10
1949-11-22 Johnny Duke 21 2 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Willie Whittle 26-10   Walter Cho 22-10   Peter Thomas 23-10
1949-08-23 Art Hardy 23 24 6
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-KO
1:31    ref: Kenny Olds   Walter Cho   Louis Freitas
1949-07-26 Milo Savage 22 14 7
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Willie Whittle 8-0   Frankie Gomes 8-2   Kenny Olds 6-5
1949-06-03 Tommy Yarosz 76 5 0
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 5-2   Kenny Olds 8-2   Bill Pacheco 7-2
1949-03-15 Anton Raadik 30 10 0
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Willie Whittle   Dick Bearse   Walter Cho
1949-01-11 Paul Perkins 16 9 2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
1:06    ref: Willie Whittle   Walter Cho   Jake Flaster
1948-12-14 Johnny Boskie 6 4 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-KO
1948-10-26 Kenny Watkins 41 11 4
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 15-0   Dick Chang 14-0   Alky Dawson 15-0
1948-10-12 Boy Brooks 4 3 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
1948-07-20 Charley Cato 24 15 5
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Kenny Olds 11-0   Jake Flaster 12-0   Willie Whittle 12-0
1948-05-11 Bobby Castro 33 40 12
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-MD
ref: Willie Whittle 6-1   Walter Cho 3-2   Kenny Olds 4-4
1948-04-07 Flashy Sebastian 45 20 8
Rizal Stadium, Manila
W-KO
"Sebastian was out on his feet in the fifth round and from this juncture he absorbed the worst licking of his life." (The Ring, July 1948, page 29)
1948-01-18 Boy Brooks 3 2 0
Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
W-PTS

Brooks was down twice in the second round, but made a close fight of it.
1947-12-17 Nai Som Pong 25 13 4
Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila
W-TKO
1947-11-22 Boy Brooks 2 2 0
Manila
L-PTS

1947-08-19 George Duke 43 13 14
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Walter Cho 56-50   Dick Chang 56-47   Willie Whittle 56-47

1947-07-04 George Duke 42 13 14
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
L-UD
ref: Walter Cho 51-55   Dick Chang 54-55   Kenny Olds 53-55

1947-06-20 Paul Lewis 44 19 12
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Willie Whittle 53-52   Dick Chang 55-50   Walter Cho 54-52
1947-05-02 Leroy Wade 41 54 19
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Walter Cho   Dick Chang   Willie Whittle

Wade was stopped on a badly cut mouth.
1947-03-21 Candy McDaniels 10 5 0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Dick Chang 57-48   Walter Cho 57-48   Bob Sawtelle 57-49

1947-01-28 Gil Mojica 16 6 2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-UD
1946-12-02 Wayne Powell 8 19 2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
2:30    ref: Dick Chang   Walter Cho   Allen Dodd
1946-10-07 Wayne Powell 8 18 2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu
W-TKO
2:20    ref: Walter Cho   Allen Dodd   Willie Whittle

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