Bob Roper

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Name: Bob Roper
Alias: Captain Bob Roper
Birth Name: William Ernest Hammond
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, USA
Died: 1971-06-23 (Age:79)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 180cm
Reach: 196cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Ben Smith
Manager: Phil Lewis

  • Brother of fellow boxer Jack Roper
  • Harry Greb Site Roper page
  • Discharged after 5 years of Military Service in Jan 1919
  • Reportedly had 5 bouts (all wins) in Phillipines while in military

According to the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 database on, one William Ernest Hammond was born on March 2, 1891 in Mississippi and died on June 23, 1971 in Los Angeles County, California. According to a number of documents in digital form, Hammond had a wife, Ella, and a son, Robert. Note- According to his card in digital form in the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, one William Ernest Hammond was born on March 2, 1892 in McComb, Mississippi.