With a record of 42-7-3 (17 KO's) Bobby Dawson born October 29th 1929 was a NA boxer with a 7 year career as a professional lasting from February 1948 to November 22nd, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Bobby Dawson fought. The longest win streak that Dawson has ever recorded was between February 1948 and June 1950 when it totaled 16 wins. Dawson's longest KO streak is 3 fights long.
In February 1948 Dawson faced Earl Shaw in his debut bout over 4 rounds, but only 2 were needed as Dawson became the quickest person ever to stop Shaw via a 2 round KO victory. Following on from his debut, Dawson continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 26 fights. In this time he fought Jackie Cooper, Tommy Parks and Kid Marcel to name just a few, fighting 8 times in 1948, 8 times in 1949 and 10 times through 1950 and 1951 in this period.
On October 16th, 1950, Dawson took on and was defeated by Jean Stock meaning his career tally went to 19-1-1. Taking the first setback of his career, the October 16th, 1950 Stock defeat went the full distance and ended via UD. 6 wins followed where Dawson went on to fight Gilbert Stock, Omar Kouidri and Michel Lapourielle amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Dawson's career took a knock with a loss against Laurent Dauthuille on April 30th, 1951 taking his record to 24-2-2. Dauthuille proved to be the biggest challenge to date for Dawson, Dawson never really got going in the fight and Dauthuille handed Dawson his first stoppage defeat in the 1st round of a 10 rounder. Dawson continued his success in the next 3 fights taking his record to 26 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws.
Dawson kept his losses at 3 by beating Ron Pudney on February 26th, 1952. Becoming the 2nd fighter to stop Pudney, Dawson beat Pudney via TKO in the 8th round of a 10 round fight. Dawson's win streak of 27 rose to 39 following 12 wins against boxers such as Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Davis, Alex Buxton and 9 others.
Pushing his career further, Dawson fought Gordon Hazell on October 20th, 1953 adding to his winning record. Dawson's fight against Gordon Hazell came in the 6th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. Dawson became the first person to stop Hazell. Dawson's win streak of 40 rose to 42 following 2 wins against boxers such as Yolande Pompey and Abe Quartey.
Taking another knock in his career, Yolande Pompey was next in line for Dawson with Pompey coming out victorious. Dawson career was at 42-6-3 following the fight. Dawson's fight against Yolande Pompey was Dawson's 2nd stoppage defeat which came via KO in the 4th round of the fight.
Taking another knock in his career, Dawson fought Neal Rivers on September 26th, 1955 and was defeated by Rivers. It took 52 pro fights for Dawson to decide it was now too much to continue fighting. Dawson's 10 round defeat to Rivers was Dawson's final fight as a pro.