Joe Knight

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Joe Knight

Name: Joe Knight
Alias: Cairo Calamity
Birth Name: Joseph Washington Knight
Hometown: Cairo, Georgia, USA
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, USA
Died: 1981-02-10 (Age:71)
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 182cm
Reach: 187cm
Referee: Record
Pro Boxer: Record

Managers: Van Justice, Vester Duckworth, Chris Dundee


  • Turned pro on August 2, 1927 in Cairo, GA
  • 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 February 1981.

Mike DeLisa of www.cyberboxingzone.com is researching Knight's title claim.