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Bob Foster

W L D
56 8 1
46 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 65
rounds 353
KOs 71%
 
global ID 9000
birth nameRobert Lloyd Foster
born 1938-04-27
debut1961-03-27 / age 22
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach
79″   /   201cm
residence
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
birth place
Borger, Texas, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1978-06-02
183Bob Hazelton22217 10 0
Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas, USA
LTKO2/0
 L 
TKO
2/0
  
1978-02-09
181Mustafa Wasajja1778 0 1
Idraetshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
LRTD5/8
 L 
RTD
5/8
  
Foster quit after the fifth round, claiming that he injured his left hand in the 4th round. He had previously quit after the fourth round, but continued after a 2+ minute break between rounds. The doctor examined Foster after the bout and x-rays were taken, but no damage was discovered. The fans booed and threw things at Foster, while the Danish Boxing Union withheld 50% of his purse.
1977-09-02
186Bob Hazelton21514 9 0
Rif-stadion, Willemstad, Curaçao
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 0:22   referee: Sandy Saddler
1976-09-25
181½Al Bolden18216 10 1
Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
referee: Gene Fullmer
1976-08-28
185Harold Carter19319 37 4
Eagles Aerie, Missoula, Montana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1976-05-08
183Al Bolden17716 8 1
Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1975-06-28
179½Bill Hardney190½28 27 1
Sweeney Gym, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:26
1974-06-17
174Jorge Victor Ahumada173½40 5 1
University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
DSD15/15
 D 
SD
15/15
  
 148-143 142-145 144-144
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Foster announced his retirement in September 1974
1973-12-01
174½Pierre Fourie16744 2 1
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Roland Dakin 103-99 103-95 101-98
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1973-08-21
173Pierre Fourie16843 1 1
University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
 148-120 149-130 149-138
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1972-11-21
180Muhammad Ali221¼39 1 0
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, USA
LKO8/12
 L 
KO
8/12
  
time: 0:40   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Wally RuskAnthony SmercinaBill Stremmell
NABF heavyweight title
Foster was knocked down four times in the 5th, twice in the 7th, and for the count in the 8th.
1972-09-26
174¼Chris Finnegan173¾23 2 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W KO14/15
 W  
KO
14/15
  
time: 0:55
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1972 Ring Magazine Fight Of The Year
1972-06-27
173½Mike Quarry17535 0 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
referee: Harold Krause   judges: Art Lurie 14-13, Ralph Mosa 15-12, Bill Kipp 15-12
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1972-04-07
175Vicente Rondon17536 5 1
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO2/15
 W  
TKO
2/15
  
time: 2:55   referee: Cy Gottfried
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Rondon was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1971-12-16
172½Brian Kelly17532 6 0
Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
time: 1:56   referee: Earl Keel
WBC World light heavyweight title
Kelly was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 3rd.
1971-10-30
174Tommy Hicks17112 5 3
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
time: 1:04   referee: Manny Gelb
WBC World light heavyweight title
1971-08-17
182Vernon McIntosh1808 4 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:37   referee: Eddie Eckert
1971-04-24
170¼Ray Anderson172½32 5 1
Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Lee Sala 145-140 148-139 149-138
WBC World light heavyweight title
1971-03-02
174Hal Carroll171½25 3 0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 2:32   referee: Manny Gelb
WBC World light heavyweight title
Carroll was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 4th.
1970-11-18
188Joe Frazier20925 0 0
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LKO2/15
 L 
KO
2/15
  
time: 0:49   referee: Tom Briscoe
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1970-06-27
173½Mark Tessman17030 1 0
Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO10/15
 W  
KO
10/15
  
time: 2:00   referee: Terry Moore
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1970-04-04
174Roger Rouse173½36 10 4
Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana, USA
W TKO4/15
 W  
TKO
4/15
  
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Rouse was knocked down four times, and was not allowed out for the 4th round.
1970-03-09
177Roy Wallace2128 12 2
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 1:36
1970-02-24
177Bill Hardney18212 12 1
Orlando, Florida, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Lee Sala
1969-11-02
180Chuck Leslie18021 18 5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: Herman Dutreix
1969-06-19
179½Levan Roundtree18113 7 0
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Ed Morgan
1969-05-24
174Andy Kendall17525 4 5
Eastern States Coliseum, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO4/15
 W  
TKO
4/15
  
time: 1:15   referee: Billy Connelly
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1969-01-22
171½Frank DePaula17319 6 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/15
 W  
TKO
1/15
  
time: 2:17   referee: Johnny LoBianco
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1968-09-09
177Roger Rouse17734 6 4
Coliseum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:34   referee: Joe Bunsa
Bout was stopped on cuts
1968-08-26
178Eddie Vick19011 12 3
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
Foster was knocked down in the first round, Vick went down in the 6th.
1968-07-29
179Charley Polite1999 8 3
Eastern States Coliseum, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:22   referee: Eddie Bradley
1968-05-24
173¼Dick Tiger16857 17 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 2:05   referee: Mark Conn
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1967-12-05
179Sonny Moore20520 25 2
Coliseum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:59
1967-11-20
179Eddie Vick19411 9 3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1967-10-25
178Levan Roundtree17812 3 0
Coliseum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
time: 1:35
1967-06-09
175Henry Matthews1716 2 1
Starland Arena, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Walter Buckner
At the count of 6, referee Walter Buckner ceased hostilities.
1967-05-08
174Eddie Cotton17455 22 2
Coliseum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO3/12
 W  
KO
3/12
  
time: 1:58   referee: Charley Reynolds
Cotton was knocked down once in the 1st, and for the count in the 3rd round.
1967-02-27
173Andres Antonio Selpa164135 47 29
Coliseum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:30
1967-01-16
175Jim Robinson18422 8 1
Coliseum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1966-12-06
179LeRoy Green18321 20 3
Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1965-12-06
181Zora Folley212¼69 7 4
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Herman Dutreix 0-9   judges: Lucien Joubert 3-6, Ernie Cojoe 1-8
1965-07-26
170Henry Hank17457 20 4
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Pete Giarusso 9-1   judges: Roland Brown 10-0, Herman Dutreix 10-1
1965-05-24
176Chuck Leslie172½11 5 1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: Freddie Adams
1965-03-21
176½Dave Russell1796 14 3
Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:30
1965-02-15
170Bobby Rascon17229 7 1
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1964-12-11
176½Henry Hank175½56 19 4
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Paddy Mills
Referee decided Hank was not in condition to continue after being dropped in the 9th round and called the bout to an end.
1964-11-23
176Norman Letcher17514 5 0
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:43
Referee halted count at six and stopped the fight when it was clear Letcher woiuld not get up.
1964-11-11
177Don Quinn20923 9 0
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:07
1964-07-10
183¼Ernie Terrell202½34 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
time: 0:58   referee: Arthur Mercante
1964-05-08
171½Allen Thomas17520 3 2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:26   referee: Bernie Weismann
Thomas was knocked down three times.
1964-02-25
181Dave Bailey20413 10 3
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1963-12-11
182Willi Besmanoff20445 28 8
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1963-11-07
176Mauro Mina18045 2 2
Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jose Salardi
1963-04-29
174Curtis Bruce16 12 1
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
time: 2:33
1963-02-18
179Richard Benjamin205debut
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 0:47   referee: Jimmy DeChard
1962-10-20
174Doug Jones18219 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 0:23   referee: Teddy Martin
Foster was a substitute for Zora Folley, who pulled out with a virus. Foster was knocked down for a nine count in the 1st by a right hand. Foster was staggered badly in the 7th and 8th.
As he was staggering in the 8th round, referee Teddy Martin stopped the bout.
1962-06-27
176Bert Whitehurst19531 25 6
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
Whitehurst was knocked down in the 1st round.
1962-05-19
170¾Billy Tisdale178½9 8 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1961-12-04
172½Clarence Floyd172¾11 11 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
time: 2:56
1961-11-21
180Ernie Knox1798 6 1
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
Previously listed as occurring on 11/2/1961 and a 4th round KO. The Virginian-Pilot
1961-08-08
178Floyd McCoy10 11 0
Delormier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1961-06-22
175Ray Bryan174½11 12 1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1961-05-08
176Billy Johnson1791 0 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1961-04-03
176Clarence Ryan168½1 5 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1961-03-27
178Duke Williams1851 1 0
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO2/5
 W  
KO
2/5
  
Bob Foster's pro debut.
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