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Zora Folley

W L D
79 11 6
44 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 96
rounds 669
KOs 46%
 
global ID 9384
birth nameZora Bell Folley
born 1931-03-27
death date1972-07-07 / age 41
debut1953-09-22 / age 22
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach
77″   /   196cm
residence
Chandler, Arizona, USA
birth place
Dallas, Texas, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1970-09-29
228Mac Foster224½24 1 0
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 3:04   referee: Tony Peretti
Folley was knocked down six times.
1969-11-05
218Billy Joiner19410 5 3
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1969-06-16
209Tommy Sims19535 31 4
Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:19   referee: Roger Yanez
1969-01-30
214Sonny Moore21120 29 2
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:54
Moore last minute substitute for Tommy Fields of Los Angeles, stopped due to cut inside mouth of Moore
1968-07-06
215Oscar Bonavena20635 4 0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
1968-05-14
212Al Jones22723 1 0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 47-47   judges: Stuart Winston 44-46, Gus Jacobson 46-44
1968-03-11
212Roger Russell18913 1 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: John Fitzpatrick 49-48   judges: Nick Spano 43-47, Lou Tress 48-48
1967-11-13
212Brian London198¾36 15 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Gibbs 49-50
1967-10-04
210Nick Sosa1981 0 0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:34   referee: Roger Yanez
Sosa reported by the Arizona Republic as having a record of 26-1-1 during a 5-year career. In reality he was a novice, who had turned pro earlier in the year. Sosa knocked through ropes and out for 5 minutes before being revived.
1967-09-18
217Wayne Kindred1905 1 0
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Davey Pearl
Kindred down twice in the 8th.
1967-03-22
202½Muhammad Ali211½28 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO7/15
 L 
KO
7/15
  
time: 1:48   referee: Johnny LoBianco   judges: Frank ForbesTony Castellano
WBA World heavyweight title
Due to legal troubles, Ali would not fight for the next three years.
He officially retired on 1970-02-01 to allow the winner of the upcoming Joe Frazier-Jimmy Ellis unification bout to be considered the undisputed champion
1967-01-17
212Floyd Joyner214½22 11 3
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:04
1966-12-13
207½Jefferson Davis20028 10 1
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ernie Taylor 98-93   judges: Chris Jordan 99-91, Jimmy Webb 98-92
Davis down in the 5th.
1966-10-25
207Henry Clark2108 2 2
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mario Duccini
1966-06-28
212½Jefferson Davis19128 8 1
Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada, USA
W KO8/12
 W  
KO
8/12
  
1965-12-06
212¼Bob Foster18121 3 0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Herman Dutreix 9-0   judges: Lucien Joubert 6-3, Ernie Cojoe 8-1
1965-02-26
215¼Oscar Bonavena2038 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 9-1   judges: Frank Forbes 9-1, Nick Gamboli 10-0
Bonavena down in the 8th, rises at the count of 8.
1964-11-14
211Gerhard Zech20628 2 1
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1964-04-17
204Karl Mildenberger19140 2 1
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Otto Nispel
1964-03-17
209Tod Herring20624 2 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:34   referee: James Woodruff
1964-01-17
200George Chuvalo21225 7 2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony LaBranch 50-45   judges: Charley Bill 49-42, Bill Thompson 47-44
1963-10-17
209½Billy Daniels19318 3 0
Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Rosarie Baillargeon   judges: Tony Bergeron 49-44, James Regan 48-38, Harry Shulman 47-43
1963-09-19
205John Collins2305 4 0
Boise, Idaho, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:49
Fought in a driving rainstorm.
1963-07-27
203½Ernie Terrell20431 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Zach Clayton 2-7   judges: Bill Recht 1-7, Artie Aidala 3-7
1963-05-23
200Bob Cleroux20639 4 1
Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Rosarie Baillargeon   judges: Tony Bergeron 50-36, Harry Shulman 50-39, Johnny Gow 49-39
1963-04-02
202¾Dean Bogany184¾25 9 2
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USA
DTD5/10
 D 
TD
5/10
  
referee: Jimmy Wilson 4-0   judges: Dick Young 4-0, John Thomas 3-1
Accidental head-butt led to referee Jimmy Wilson calling the bout a technical draw.
1962-12-15
195¾Doug Jones18520 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:58   referee: Arthur Mercante
Jones down in the 1st.
1962-11-19
197Dave Furch2028 9 3
Tucson, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 100-91 100-91 100-90
1962-08-29
200Al Gonzalez19113 1 0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:55
Gonzalez knocked down in 3rd for 7 count
1962-08-01
196½Doug Jones180½19 2 0
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ray Keech 47-45   judges: Jack Cappelli 47-45, Bob Sauer 47-46
1962-06-12
199½Paul Andrews20237 9 0
Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:00   referee: Mario Duccini
1962-04-18
193Bob Cleroux20531 2 1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Carter 10-0   judges: Bob Mitchell 9-1, Rudy Ortega 9-0
1962-02-15
194Mike DeJohn20841 9 1
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:24
1961-12-05
194Henry Cooper18923 7 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:06
1961-09-28
201¼Sonny Moore19212 14 2
Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
The show had three professional bouts.
1961-08-30
203Ben Marshall2335 5 0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:41
Marshall knocked down four times including knockout
1961-05-11
200Alejandro Lavorante20612 1 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
time: 0:35   referee: George Latka
Folley was knocked down twice in the 6th round, and twice in the 7th round.
1961-02-10
195Norman Letcher1828 2 0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:12
Letcher abruptly quit at 1:12 of the 5th round saying he was outclassed; no knockdowns
1960-09-16
201Willi Besmanoff19842 22 7
SW Washington Fairgrounds, Centralia, Washington, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Whitey Domstad 99-94   judges: Ely Caston 98-96, Whitey Domstad 98-96
1960-07-18
198½Sonny Liston212½29 1 0
Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA
LKO3/12
 L 
KO
3/12
  
time: 0:28   referee: Joe Ullmer
Folley knocked down twice in 2nd round; 9 count and saved by the bell at 9 count
1960-04-05
198Clarence Williams2006 13 1
Sacramento, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Williams knocked down in 10th rd
1960-01-18
194Eddie Machen19931 1 1
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Vern Bybee 118-113   judges: Matt Zidich 117-114, Fred Bottaro 119-114
1959-11-18
197½Alonzo Johnson189½16 3 0
Caravan Inn East, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Max Baer 99-96   judges: Joe Vozdik 99-93, Jack Albert 98-94
Televised fight
1959-10-02
195Monroe Ratliff18916 13 4
Arena, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:58   referee: Frank Rustich
1959-08-04
198½Howard King20335 16 7
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Reno 97-93   judges: Art Williams 95-95, Mario Duccini 98-92
1959-07-07
200¾Alvin Williams18154 25 6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Frank Manfredo
1959-04-07
194Willi Besmanoff19839 15 7
Denver, Colorado, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Ullmer
1959-03-10
198½Hank Thurman21132 19 3
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ralph Armand 100-81 100-81 100-86
Thurman knocked down for an 8 count in round 7
1959-01-29
194½Alex Miteff204½16 2 1
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Max Baer
1958-11-24
191½Joe Bygraves203¾37 12 1
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Frank Wilson
1958-10-14
198¾Henry Cooper189¼16 7 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Little
1958-07-25
200Pete Rademacher1980 1 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:15   referee: Charley Randolph
1958-05-19
198¼Art Swiden19428 12 1
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Serna 50-43   judges: Ralph Mosa 46-40, Art Lurie 49-45
1958-04-09
194Eddie Machen191½24 0 0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Frankie Carter 116-117   judges: Jack Downey 115-115, Fred Apostoli 117-115
1958-01-01
190Garvin Sawyer18813 4 0
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Reynolds 0-77   judges: Norvel Lee 100-76, Harry Volkman 100-76
1957-12-04
194Edgardo Romero2428 8 0
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:35
1957-11-21
195Duke Sabedong21513 5 1
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1957-09-10
194Monroe Ratliff1809 8 4
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1957-08-05
199Edgardo Romero2408 6 0
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Jack Marshall
Stopped on cuts
1957-07-09
196Jeff Dyer20718 8 1
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1957-06-18
195Julius Griffin198¾6 3 0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Jay Edson
1957-05-20
195Jimmy Wood199debut
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Jay Edson
1957-04-18
195JD Harvey19710 19 0
Sports Arena, Yuma, Arizona, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:46   referee: Dan Martinez
1957-03-12
197Johnny Hollins2009 10 1
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:29
1957-02-11
190½Howie Turner207½20 4 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-2   judges: Nick Gamboli 6-3, Joe Agnello 7-3
1957-01-09
192Wayne Bethea201¼13 5 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Scozza 5-4   judges: Dick Albino 5-4, Richie Fazio 4-5
Folley was knocked down for a nine count in the 7th.
1956-12-03
187Wayne Bethea204½13 4 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Teddy Martin 4-6   judges: Leo Birnbaum 6-5, Frank Fullam 6-3
Birnbaum scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1956-09-25
195Nino Valdes20934 13 3
Softball Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mickey Kramer   judges: Jay Edson 94-100, Nick Lee 94-99 93-0
1956-08-15
193Roger Rischer18714 4 2
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
bout for mythical Southwestern Heavyweight Championship; postponed from 8/14/56 due to rain.
1956-05-28
194Rocky Robinson20213 3 0
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
time: 1:40
1956-05-08
192Ponce de Leon21014 27 4
Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
time: 0:03   referee: Jay Edson
1956-02-28
190Watson Jones17751 33 10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:01
Jones was a last minute substitute for Sonny Andrews
1955-12-01
189Young Jack Johnson20810 5 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LRTD5/12
 L 
RTD
5/12
  
 26-29
USA California State heavyweight title
Folley retired in his corner after the 5th round, citing a broken rib.
1955-09-24
196Reuben Wilson1926 5 1
Clifton, Arizona, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
1955-09-08
187½Ted Calaman177½29 5 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:54   referee: Charley Randolph
1955-07-28
193Jake Williams1847 3 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Charley Randolph
1955-06-23
188Johnny Summerlin19524 4 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LRTD6/10
 L 
RTD
6/10
  
referee: Mushy Callahan
Folley was knocked down once in the 1st, and twice in the 6th round, his trainer requested the fight be stopped, on suspicion of a broken jaw.
1955-05-16
190Howard King18722 4 4
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 2:57
1955-04-07
190Calvin Brad1777 4 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Reggie Gilmore
1955-02-24
190Kirby Seals1867 6 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:48   referee: Dynamite Jackson
Seals was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1955-01-20
189½J.D. Reed192½4 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 1:10
1954-12-18
Kid Zanzibardebut
Clifton, Arizona, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1954-11-26
192Jimmy Ingram17613 12 1
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1954-10-23
Georgie Woods4 0 1
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1954-10-01
186Sandy McPherson25120 28 4
Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1954-08-28
Kid Percy3 0 0
Clifton, Arizona, USA
W KO0/0
 W  
KO
0/0
  
1954-08-13
188½Kirby Seals194½7 2 0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Narvaez 57-54   judges: Hal Rickards 58-53, Frank Rustich 58-52
1954-07-12
195Frank Buford21222 25 7
Tucson, Arizona, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mike Quihuis 54-53   judges: Bill Richey 60-50, Joe Cadomo 54-53
1954-06-10
Johnny Rebeldebut
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1954-04-13
190Joe Sandell19512 8 3
Softball Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1954-03-26
Battling Blackjack26 14 0
Clifton, Arizona, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1954-01-26
190½Howard King18014 2 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:35   referee: Joe Stone
King was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1953-12-07
178½Lonnie Malone17823 11 3
Arena, South Gate, California, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
referee: Tommy Hart
Malone was knocked down for an eight-count prior to the stoppage.
1953-11-17
188Cornelius Brown1950 10 1
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1953-09-29
193½Calvin Chambers1944 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1953-09-22
193½Jimmy Ingram183½7 8 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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Win
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Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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