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Bullo Oxheart
Bullo Oxheart
Aliases Oxblood Oxheart
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Boxer
Residence Sweethaven
Relatives Mrs. Oxheart (mother)
Production Information
First Appearance Thimble Theatre ("Popeye Fights Bullo Oxheart")
Portrayed by Peter Bray (1980)

Bullo Oxheart, also known as Oxblood Oxheart or simply 'Ox', is a heavyweight boxer who has fought Popeye in the ring. He is usually aided in his matches by his cheating mother Mrs. Oxheart.

Character history

Creation and development in Thimble Theatre

Bullo Oxheart was created by E. C. Segar for the 1933 Thimble Theatre comic strip "Popeye Fights Bullo Oxheart". In said strip, he and Popeye faced off in a boxing match.

Popeye's first movie

In the 1980 live-action Popeye film, Bullo Oxheart returned under the name "Oxblood Oxheart", as one of the secondary antagonists in the film alongside his mother once again. He was portrayed by Peter Bray. In the film, he is a resident of Sweethaven usually seen alongside his mother, who hosted a boxing match to prove his might in town and, if anyone could beat him, they would win a hefty sum of prize money. Castor Oyl saw this as an opportunity to earn some money for his now-poverty-stricken family after Bluto and the Tax Collector cleaned them out. However, Castor stood no chance against the big palooka and was easily defeated. Luckily, he was avenged by Popeye who defeated the tall brute and earned the much needed money for the family.


"Popeye Fights Bullo Oxheart"