Bobby Watts

Boxing, Boxer

1941 –


Who is Bobby Watts?

Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts is an American born middleweight boxer who fought primarily in the mid-1970s. Born in Sumter County in a small town named Rembert, South Carolina, Bobby Watts came to Philadelphia at age 10 and began boxing at the urging of his cousin, future heavyweight contender Jimmy Young.

Watts was a top contender, and one of the most skilled of the 1970s Philadelphia middleweights. "Boogaloo" is most famously known for defeating "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, scoring a controversial 10-round majority decision on January 13, 1976, at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.

Among his losses were a defeat to Mustafa Hamsho, via a second round knockout.

He finished his career with a record of 38 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw. After his boxing career ended in 1982, Watts trained former super middleweight champion Charles Brewer and IBF world Super-Welterweight champion Buster Drayton.

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Nov 11, 1941
United States of America
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on July 23, 2013


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