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Vic Foley
Global ID10106
sexmale
birthdate 1902-11-02
death date 1986-05-13 (83)
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 3½″   /   161cm
country Canada
residenceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
birth placeSlocan, British Columbia, Canada
won 68 (KO 13) + lost 19 (KO 2) + drawn 29 = 116
rounds boxed 900 KO% 11.21
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-05-12Kid Socks99-69-24
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
1933-01-20Red Brown
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO2
1932-11-14George Marsden24-26-14
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLKO410x3
1929-01-04Ignacio Fernandez22-14-5
Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1928-11-22Petie Miller11-2-5
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1928-11-17Tommy Fielding0-0-2
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaLDQ910
referee: Lonnie Austin
1928-11-05Leo (Kid) Roy65-16-3
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS1212
referee: Joe Waterman
Canada featherweight title
A "savagely fought battle.... The champion came from behind in the last five rounds after Foley had piled up a substantial lead and battered the Vancouver boy to helplessness with solid smashes to face and body." Seattle Daily Times
1928-09-06Bert Brown16-8-1
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLPTS1010
1928-08-29Knud Larsen31-2-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDPTS1010
1928-08-22Ralph McNaughton11-9-2
Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1212
1928-07-18Leo (Kid) Roy64-15-2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDMD1010
referee: Bert Light | judge: Johnny Lynch | judge: Gus Bourassa | judge: Bert Light
Canada featherweight title
1928-06-26Dixie LaHood25-12-8
Butte, Montana, USAWPTS1212
1928-06-13Tony Canzoneri47-3-7
Baseball Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Harry Ertle
"The fight was spirited all the way. Foley connected solidly several times with his right to the chin and in the 3rd round made Canzoneri wince. In the 4th round both fighters battled toe to toe with honors about even." In this round Foley's left eye was cut. (New York Times)
1928-05-09Leo (Kid) Roy61-15-2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLDQ610
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Canada featherweight title
1928-04-20Ritchie King27-23-11
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1928-03-23Bud Taylor57-8-5
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1928-03-09Benny Pelz20-5-6
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1928-02-10Ritchie King26-21-10
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1928-01-17Frankie Klick29-1-2
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
"Foley took four of the six sessions on his willingness to fight, while Klick unbottled a burst of speed in the last round to almost even up the score. The veteran hit more solidly and more frequently, but the Californian with clever blocking and a right uppercut bested him in the infighting to keep the Canadian's lead short until Foley lifted Klick off his feet in the fifth canto with a right cross." (AP)
1927-12-27Sailor Willie Gordon24-10-10
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
"Foley wasted few punches while he made many of Gordon's slip past their mark." Everett Daily Herald.
1927-12-19Leslie (Wildcat) Carter30-5-6
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS1010
"Foley's left jabs, which have poked a way to victory for him in innumerable wars, was not to be compared with the stiff jarring left jabs of the long limbed Negro. The white boy's usually effective hooks missed as often as they landed, and the 'Wildcat' lived up to his name throughout. He was decidedly a different young gent from the one who accepted a draw with Hector McDonald several weeks ago." Everett Daily Herald.
1927-11-22Leslie (Wildcat) Carter28-5-5
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Harold Jones
1927-11-09Kewpie Ecklund5-10-1
Liberty Hall, Bellingham, Washington, USAWKO46
1927-10-04Johnny Hill39-6-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO810
referee: Ernie Clark
1927-09-27Leslie (Wildcat) Carter25-5-5
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
1927-07-29Jackie Johnston22-5-5
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWTKO112
time: 1:02
Johnston injured his ankle and could not continue.
1927-07-19Tommy O'Brien10-8-7
Punch Bowl Arena, Alan, Idaho, USAWPTS1212
1927-07-04Young Nationalista33-22-17
Punch Bowl Arena, Alan, Idaho, USAWPTS1212
Foley closed his opponent's left eye in the second round and was "the aggressor up until the eighth frame. In the ninth Nationalista electrified the crowd by assuming the offensive and ninth, 10th, and 11th he had Foley clinching most of the time." Spokane Spokesman Review
1927-06-24Bobby Eber52-7-12
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLDQ7
1927-06-09Benny 'Kid' Carter11-3-6
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS66
1927-05-28Tod Morgan59-8-19
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS1212
World Jr. Lightweight Title
1927-04-22Doc Snell36-18-17
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
"Snell showed bursts of class that had Foley puzzled, but the Vancouver boxer always had the upper hand. The final round was the feature of the fight, with Foley putting everything he had into left jabs, right uppercuts and crosses." Tod Morgan was introduced to the crowd. (AP)
1927-03-08Dixie LaHood21-6-7
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1926-12-22Frankie Repoz14-5-15
Liberty Hall, Bellingham, Washington, USAWPTS66
Foley broke a bone in his right hand during the second stanza. The Bellingham American.
1926-12-21Leslie (Wildcat) Carter21-1-3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1926-12-14Joe Pimentel36-16-13
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1926-10-28Leo (Kid) Roy55-14-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLUD1212
referee: Georges Rivet
Canada featherweight title
Supporters carried Roy to his dressing room, as many crowded Foley before he could leave the ring. "Foley made many friends." Montreal Gazette
1926-10-20Leo (Kid) Roy55-14-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDPTS1010
Canada featherweight title
Roy defending
Thousands of the 8,000 fans "voiced their opinion by booing and hissing the decision when it was announced"--believing that Foley had won. Montreal Gazette

1926-09-29Sylvio Mireault23-6-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Georges Rivet
Final bout of an elimination tournament to decide a challenger to Leo "Kid" Roy--Canadian Featherweight Champion.
1926-09-23Mickey McGowan5-2-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Benny Cohen
Semi-final of a featherweight elimination tournament. Foley & Sylvio Mireault became the finalists. Montreal Gazette
1926-09-15Percy DuBois
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO610
This was Foley's first fight as a featherweight and his Montreal debut. This was part of a Canadian featherweight elimination tournament to determine an opponent for Champion Leo (Kid) Roy. Montreal Gazette
1926-09-03Jackie Johnston14-4-2
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Canada bantamweight title
Earlier, the Canadian Champ, Bobby Ebber, had refused to meet either Foley or Johnston. So the Ontario Athletic Commission and the Canadian Boxing Federation declared him out, and promised the title to the winner of this bout. But Foley could not make weight. The Commission ordered his weight forfeit of $200 be paid to Johnston, and awarded Johnston the title. Lou Marsh informed the fighters the bout was even after 8 rounds, and the winner of the final two would get the decision... "They both tore in like young wildcats, and it was conductor's free-for-all from there to the finish - just punch, punch, punch. Both gave ever last out they had, but neither one could get in a thump without getting a sturdy receipt, so the official refused to separate them." - Toronto Star
1926-08-20Hector McDonald7-5-0
Athletic Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1926-06-18Young Nationalista27-18-12
Athletic Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1212
1926-05-21Howard Mayberry23-10-6
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1926-02-12Johnny Farr23-9-8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALDQ810
referee: Toby Irwin
Referee Irwin ran Foley out of the ring.
1926-01-29Young Farrell64-60-70
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Williams
Referee Joe Williams was then immediately investigated by the state athletic commission on allegations he had been paid by a "ring of gamblers" to award the decision to Foley.
1926-01-22Georgie Lee20-36-26
American Legion, Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
1926-01-01Young Nationalista26-14-10
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
1925-12-11Bobby Eber47-5-10
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
Canada bantamweight title
Foley's manager, Jack Allan, was fined $200 by the Ontario Athletic Commission, and Foley was prohibited from boxing Ebber for four months, because Allan initially refused to let Foley enter the ring unless Lou E. Marsh would referee - as apparently promised by Promoter Morrissey. Only the Commission had authority to appoint a referee. Morrissey was fined $50 and ordered to pay Ebber his full purse, which included $500 held back as a deposit for a return match. Marsh, of The Toronto Star's sporting staff, was a well-known hockey and boxing referee at the time. "Ebber's margin of victory was very slight, but it was enough to earn him the decision." - Globe & Mail.
1925-11-20Bud Ridley66-36-39
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWUD1010
1925-11-10Chuck Hellman21-4-13
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWUD1010
1925-10-27California Joe Lynch40-23-33
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Adolph Schacht | judge: Carl Reiter | judge: Eddie O'Neill
Reported at the time as being the sixth meeting between these two, but this appears to have been the seventh.
1925-10-16California Joe Lynch40-22-33
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWUD1010
1925-10-13Young Nationalista23-13-10
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1925-09-25Vic King11-12-1
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWKO710
1925-09-18Billy Mascott46-16-27
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaWTKO710
Canada bantamweight title
Mascott's seconds threw up the sponge, signifying defeat, to save him from further punishment.
1925-08-28Vic King11-11-1
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWDQ810
Foley is the Canadian Bantamweight Champion at this time, and King is the Australian Champion.
1925-08-14Jackie Lewis3-0-0
Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaWPTS1515
referee: Lou Marsh
Canada bantamweight title
Described as an "electrifying" bout.
1925-08-03Johnny Hawkes16-8-11
Olympia, Washington, USADPTS66
1925-07-29Tommy Ryan18-15-10
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1925-04-24California Joe Lynch36-21-31
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS1010
Lynch broke a bone in his wrist.
1925-03-19Jackie Johnston4-1-1
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Foley was a last-day substitute for Howard Mayberry, who was sick. Johnson down for a 5 count in round 6. "The decision was well accepted by the fans and tremendous applause greeted two of the best sportsmanlike boxers who ever graced a local ring as they left the hall." - Globe & Mail. Both the Star and the Globe had Foley winning a close one.
1925-03-02Howard Mayberry17-8-5
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Canada bantamweight title
Foley knocked down in 3d and 9th rounds. "Foley had to do an extra half hour after weighing time to get down to the bantam limit." - Toronto Star. "There never was any question of the superiority of the champion, although Mayberry acquitted himself with credit and made every round a hard fought, fairly evenly contested period." - Globe & Mail
1925-02-09Jackie Johnston4-1-0
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1010
referee: Hugh Hayes
Canada bantamweight title
The two judges split and referee Hugh Hayes called it a draw.
1925-01-13Doc Snell19-8-12
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
Snell floored Foley twice and took five rounds, but since both had failed to make the weight, Foley's Canadian bantamweight title was not at stake. Seattle Times (Although Snell was an American and this bout occurred in the United States, such factors were not that unusual during this era.)
1925-01-06Dixie LaHood13-1-2
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
Intermountain Bantamweight Title
1924-12-23Sammy Sandow17-7-8
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1924-12-08Howard Mayberry15-7-5
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWKO315
Canada bantamweight title
1924-10-24Bud Ridley61-29-38
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
Pacific Coast Featherweight Title
1924-09-26Bud Ridley61-28-37
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
referee: Ted Whitman
An unpopular decision. Ringside fans believed Foley had earned the decision. Police were called to escort Whitman of Seattle from the ring.
1924-09-02Danny Edwards87-60-40
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
"Neither boy was marked much at the close but Vic did all the fighting ... If Edwards has not gone back since he met the top-notchers of his class around New York, then Foley is the next bantamweight champion. But the 'If' is still there." - Vancouver Sun, Sept. 3, 1924.
1924-05-16Doc Snell13-5-11
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1924-05-02Teddy Seidman23-15-16
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1924-04-21Doc Snell13-5-10
Leavenworth, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Ted Whitman
Pacific Northwest Bantamweight Title
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