Barbados Joe Walcott

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Joe Walcott, also known alternatively as Barbados Joe Walcott to destinguish him from the American known by the same name, was born in Demerara, British Guyana on March 13, 1873, and died October 1, 1935. Nicknamed "The Barbados Demon" Walcott,stood 5'1 1/2 tall, was a formidable fighter who fought from 1890 to 1911.


  • Since no welterweight or middleweight will fight me I am compelled to go to the next class. Will any heavyweights fight me?


  • The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
    • Some sources claim it was said first by Walcott[1], but the English version of this ancient proverb is generally attributed to Bob Fitzsimmons, as documented in the Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6th edition, 2015, p. 26).

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