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Bobo Olson boxer

Bobo Olson image
Status inactive
Age 73
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1944-08-19
Born 1928-07-11
Death 2002-01-16
Nationality USA
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
bouts
115
won
97
lost
16
draw
2
bouts
115
won
97
lost
16
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 73
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1944-08-19
Born 1928-07-11
Death 2002-01-16
Nationality USA
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

His nickname, Bobo, was based on his younger sister's mispronunciation of "brother".Olson was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii to a Portuguese mother and a Swedish father, hence his other nickname "The Hawaiian Swede". Like many boxers, Olson decided to take up the sport after getting into fights on the streets. Olson received training from boxers who were stationed in Hawaii during World War II, and it was during this period that he picked up his two trademark tattoos.

His nickname, Bobo, was based on his younger sister's mispronunciation of "brother".Olson was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii to a Portuguese mother and a Swedish father, hence his other nickname "The Hawaiian Swede". Like many boxers, Olson decided to take up the sport after getting into fights on the streets. Olson received training from boxers who were stationed in Hawaii during World War II, and it was during this period that he picked up his two trademark tattoos.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 28, 1966 Don Fullmer WWLLWW Oakland Arena, Oakland LOSS
Majority decision
July 11, 1966 Piero Del Papa LWWLWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 23, 1965 Fred Roots LDLWWW Centennial Coliseum, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
June 24, 1965 Andy Kendall WWWWWD Centennial Coliseum, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 27, 1964 Jose Torres WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Aug. 28, 1964 Wayne Thornton WLLLWW Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
June 19, 1964 Johnny Persol WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Majority decision
March 27, 1964 Wayne Thornton DLWWLL Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 9, 1963 Hank Casey WLWLWW Auditorium, Oakland DRAW
Points
Oct. 21, 1963 Jose Humberto Menno DWWWLL Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
May 14, 1963 Jesse Bowdry LLWLLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
April 30, 1963 Sonny Ray LLLWWL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1963 Tiger Al Williams LLLLLW Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1962 Giulio Rinaldi WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma DRAW
Points
June 3, 1962 Lennart Risberg WWDDWW Olympic Stadium, Stockholm WIN
KO
April 3, 1962 Pete Rademacher WLLLWL Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 19, 1962 Artie Dixon LLLLLW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1962 Tiger Al Williams LWWLLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1961 Roy Smith WLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1961 Sixto Rodriguez LWWLLW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 11, 1961 Sixto Rodriguez LLWWLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 1961 Roque Maravilla WLWLWW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1961 Floyd Buchanan WWWLDD Memorial Arena, Victoria WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1961 Bobby Daniels WWWWWW Coliseum, Spokane WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 31, 1960 Doug Jones WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
KO
June 6, 1960 Mike Holt WDWDLD Rand Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Points
May 5, 1960 Al Sparks DLWWWL Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1960 Roque Maravilla LLWWLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1959 George Kartalian WLLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 1959 Rory Calhoun LWWLWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 16, 1958 Tommy Villa LLWLLL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 25, 1958 Paddy Young WWWLLD Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1958 Don Grant LLWLWL Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1957 Pat McMurtry WLWWWW Meadows Race Track, Portland LOSS
KO
June 18, 1957 Joey Maxim WLLWLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Split-decision
May 18, 1956 Sugar Ray Robinson LWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Dec. 9, 1955 Sugar Ray Robinson WLWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Aug. 26, 1955 Joey Giambra LWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 13, 1955 Jimmy Martinez LWWWLL Multnomah Stadium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
June 22, 1955 Archie Moore WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
April 13, 1955 Joey Maxim LWLLWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1955 Willie Vaughn WLWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1955 Ralph Jones LLLLLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 15, 1954 Pierre Langlois WDLWLW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1954 Garth Panter WWWLWW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1954 Rocky Castellani WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 7, 1954 Pedro Gonzales WWLLWL Auditorium, Oakland WIN
KO
June 15, 1954 Jesse Turner LWWWLL Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1954 Kid Gavilan WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago World Middleweight title WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 23, 1954 Joe Rindone WLWWWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco WIN
KO
Oct. 21, 1953 Randolph Turpin WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 19, 1953 Paddy Young LWLDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1953 Garth Panter WLWWWW Civic Center, Butte WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 7, 1953 Norman Hayes LLLLWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 1952 Norman Hayes LLLLLW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1952 Lee Sala WWLWWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco WIN
KO
Aug. 27, 1952 Gene Hairston WWDDLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1952 Robert Villemain LDWWDW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Split-decision
June 6, 1952 Jimmy Beau LLLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1952 Walter Cartier WWWWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
May 6, 1952 Woody Harper WDDWLW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1952 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWLW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1952 Tommy Harrison WWWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 12, 1952 Woody Harper LLWDDW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1951 Dave Sands WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 27, 1951 Bobby Jones WLDLWW Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
Majority decision
July 27, 1951 Charley Cato LWLWWL Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
July 9, 1951 Chuck Hunter WLLWLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1951 Lloyd Marshall LWDLWL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
KO
March 20, 1951 Art Soto WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 26, 1950 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia Pennsylvania State World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 5, 1950 Henry Brimm WWLLLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
May 22, 1950 Otis Graham WWLLWL Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1950 Roy Miller WDWLLD Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Corner retirement
March 20, 1950 Dave Sands WWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Points
Feb. 21, 1950 Don Lee WLWWWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 1949 Earl Turner WLDLWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1949 Johnny Duke WWLWWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 23, 1949 Art Hardy LLDLDL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
KO
July 26, 1949 Milo Savage DWLLLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
June 3, 1949 Tommy Yarosz WWWWWW Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
March 15, 1949 Anton Raadik WWLLWW Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1949 Paul Perkins LLDDLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1948 Johnny Boskie WLWLDW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1948 Kenny Watkins WWLDWL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 12, 1948 Boy Brooks WWWLWD Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1948 Charley Cato LLLWLL Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
May 11, 1948 Bobby Castro WLLWWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Majority decision
April 7, 1948 Flashy Sebastian LLLWWL Rizal Stadium, Manila WIN
KO
Jan. 18, 1948 Boy Brooks LLWWW Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila USA Hawaii State Middleweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 17, 1947 Nai Som Pong DWWLWW Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila USA Hawaii State Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1947 Boy Brooks LLWW Manila USA Hawaii State Middleweight

LOSS
Points
Aug. 19, 1947 George Duke WWLDWW Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu USA Hawaii State Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 4, 1947 George Duke WWWLDW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu USA Hawaii State Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1947 Paul Lewis WWWLWL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
May 2, 1947 Leroy Wade LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu USA Hawaii State Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1947 Candy McDaniels LWWWWL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu USA Hawaii State Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 28, 1947 Gil Mojica LLDWWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 1946 Wayne Powell LLLLWL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 1946 Wayne Powell LLLLLW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu vacant USA Hawaii State Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1946 Jackie Ryan DWDWDD Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1946 Johnny Boskie WWWL Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
KO
July 26, 1946 Johnny Boskie WWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
KO
July 19, 1946 Ernie Horne WWDWWL Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1946 Delaware Bradby DLWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1946 Chuck Ross WWDWDD Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1946 Pedro Jimenez DLWLDL Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1946 Vepe Watson WWLLLW Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 1946 Obie Wooten LLLDLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 21, 1945 LaVelle Perkins WDL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1945 Bobby Jones WDLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1945 Art Robinson WLWLWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1944 Young Pancho LLWWLL Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Points
Aug. 27, 1944 Benny Ramos D Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1944 Bob Correa Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
KO