1971-04-24 Bob Foster w pts 15 Ray Anderson, Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, USA - WBC

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1971-04-24 Bob Foster w pts 15 Ray Anderson, Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, USA - WBC. Referee: Lee Sala. Scorecards: 145-140, 148-139, 149-138. Taken the 15-round distance for the first time, although angered by Anderson (172½) the champion appeared content to pace himself despite having several opportunities to drop his man. The pattern of the fight was clear from the start as Anderson moved backwards and Foster (170¼) made no effort to chase him, happy to counter whenever he could. As the fight moved towards the final third Anderson’s speed had diminished following Foster’s ability to rifle in solid left jabs to his body. He had also been cut under the left eye in the ninth. Forced to attack more as he was well behind on points, Anderson came in for a fair amount of punishment before making it to the final bell.