Bo Bo Versus Cowboy Lee A ‘Battle Of Behemoths’

The Baltimore Afro-American – February 25, 1956


Close to 600 pounds of muscle and brawn will be bruited about the Uline Arena ring tonight (Friday) when Bo Bo Brazil, perhaps the nation’s top colored wrestler, tangles with Cowboy Rocky Lee in the co-feature of an all-star mat card.

Brazil, who tips the scales at 270 pounds, is considered one of the better big boys on the grunt and groan circuit.  But he is something of a half-pint in comparison to Lee, who boasts a 300-plus avoirdupois even before he gulps his daily steak.

Both the Cowboy and Bo Bo were winners when last they appeared in the local arena, the former scoring over Karl Von Albers and the latter getting the nod over Buddy (Nature Boy) Rogers.

THESE TWO, Von Albers and Rogers, clash in the other half of the Uline feature.

Also on tap for the evening is a team match involving girl wrestlers.

In this contest, always popular with the fans, white Carol Cook and Ethel Johnson will take on Babs Wingo and white Mary Jane Mull.

The first bout is set for 8:30 o’clock.

As an added feature, Jersey Joe Walcott, former world heavyweight boxing champion, will referee at the show.

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