Bobby
Buzz-saw"
Zimmerman


BOBBY "BUZZ-SAW" ZIMMERMAN was a boxer from Camden, New Jersey. He was the original "Camden Buzz-saw", a tag adopted many year later by Dwight Braxton aka Dwight Muhammed Qawi, world-champion light heavyweight and cruiserweight in the 1980s.

The "Black Bill" that Bobby Zimmerman fought was a Cuban fighter, Eladio Valdes who fought as "Black Bill", primarily out of Havana and New York City. He was not Claude "Black Bill" Brooks, a Camden heavy-weight who had retired prior to Zimmerman turning professional.  

Left: 1927 Photo pf Bobby Zimmerman

 


Bobby Zimmerman

Real Name Robert Zimmerman
Nationality United States
Hometown Camden NJ
Division Flyweight

Record plus newspaper accounts: W 7 (3 ko's)  |  L 4  |  D 3  |  Total 14   

KNOWN RECORD
- NB this record may be incomplete/inaccurate

date opponent W-L-D location
1934-04-13 Ruby Budman 9-3-3 Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1934-02-09 Benny Victor 15-16-3 Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA L PTS 6 6
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1934-01-26 Norman Rahn 8-2-0 Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA D PTS 6 6
1934-01-12 Charley Rhodes 7-1-1 Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W KO 1 6
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1933-12-25 Norman Rahn 8-1-0 Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W PTS 6 6
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1930-12-05 Freddie Lattanzio 12-17-1 Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA L PTS 6 6
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1930-10-10 Black Bill 122-23-12 L PTS ?
Exact date in October, number of rounds & location unknown.
1930-08-08 Lew Zell 8-3-0 Public Service Ball Park, Camden, New Jersey, USA W KO 4 6
1930-03-01 Johnny Ladao 4-2-1 Millville Arena, Millville, New Jersey, USA W PTS 8 8
1930-02-17 Sammy Tucker 20-8-0 Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USA D PTS 6 6
referee: Danny Sullivan
Trenton Evening Times.
1930-02-11 Midget Anbrose 0-1-0
Belmont Fire Hall, National Park, New Jersey W PTS 6 6
1929-04-12 Bill McNulty 0-1-0
South Jersey A.A., Camden, New Jersey, USA W TKO 2 6
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1929-02-15 Frankie White 0-1-0
South Jersey A.A., Camden, New Jersey, USA W PTS 6 6
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1930-02-11 Midget Anbrose 0-1-0
Belmont Fire Hall, National Park, New Jersey W PTS 6 6
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).

 

Records from http://www.boxrec.com and Camden Courier-Post


Camden Courier-Post
February 12, 1930

Bobby Zimmerman - Midget Ambrose
Indian Ruseell - Davey Taylor
Joey Allen - Davey Winters
Joe Hillsee - Battling Buster
Dominick Fusco - Terrible Pine

 

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