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Al Foreman
Global ID54824
sexmale
birthdate 1904-11-03
death date 1954-12-23 (50)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
aliasBert (Kid) Harris
country United Kingdom
residenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
birth placeLondon, United Kingdom
won 100 (KO 65) + lost 20 (KO 2) + drawn 10 = 130
rounds boxed 937
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost : drawn 1
rounds boxed 20
Total Bouts 132 KO% 49.24
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1934-06-29Petey Sarron66-17-10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALSD1010
judge: Henri DiSibour
DiSibour voted for Foreman (Washington Post). From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1933-12-16Bobby Allen
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO5
1933-10-04Joe Ghnouly34-7-1
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLTKO810
referee: Joe Glickman
The referee stopped the bout after Foreman's seconds explained that he could not continue. A bone of the bridge of Foreman's nose was broken in the second round, and he was practically blind for five rounds. Montreal Herald
1933-09-19Tommy Bland18-13-2
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWMD1010
Canada lightweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
Attendance: 6,000
Foreman was defending his British Empire Title, the first time this title had been fought on Canadian soil, while Bland was defending his Canadian Title, according to the Montreal Herald.
Per Montreal's August 3 Gazette, this was to be Foreman's first local bout after a three-year absence. He had fought 33 bouts while away.

1933-05-22Jimmy Kelso35-20-10
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ315
referee: Joe Wallis
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 23 May 1933
1933-04-24Jimmy Kelso34-20-10
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 25 April 1933
1933-04-11Bobby Watson19-6-4
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO715x2
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 12 April 1933
1933-02-23Jimmy Kelso32-20-10
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 24 February 1933
1933-01-21Cecil (Kid) Como43-20-5
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO415x2
referee: Merv Williams
The Argus ,Melbourne 23 January 1933
1932-12-26Bobby Blay60-15-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Charles Lucas
Strangely, the fighters' weights were announced as within those indicated. Two minute rounds. (Sydney Morning Herald)
1932-11-01Bert Osborne10-11-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWPTS1212
1932-07-13Lew Pinkus35-57-13
Rollerdrome, Parkstone, London, United KingdomWKO312x3
Source: Boxing 20/07/1932 page 13
1932-05-27Jim Travis15-24-2
Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWKO2
1932-04-29Selwyn Davies11-14-6
Drill Hall, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1932-03-17Nel Tarleton75-8-5
Anfield Football Ground, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
referee: W. J. Farnell
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 13 December 1932 P 19
1932-02-25Tommy Little6-6-3
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO2
1932-01-14Glyn Mainwaring8-10-1
Skating Rink, Ilford, Essex, United KingdomWTKO1
1932-01-11Tommy McMillan
Croydon Stadium, Croydon, London, United KingdomWKO115x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 12 January 1932 P 15
1932-01-08Fred Chandler6-7-0
Preston, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO212x3
1932-01-04Jim Learoyd141-37-22
Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Ted Kid Lewis
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 05 January 1932 P 14
1931-12-14Harry Kid Berry38-15-8
New Victoria Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO415x3
Source: Boxing 16/12/1931 page 10
1931-11-30Joe Cadman5-12-6
New Victoria Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWKO2
1931-11-23Norman Dale24-7-2
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 24 November 1931 P 15
1931-10-29Selwyn Davies7-9-5
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1931-02-23Heinie Mueller
Madeley Street Baths, Hull, Yorkshire, United KingdomWKO412x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 24 February 1931
1931-02-17Auguste Gyde78-43-11
Paddington Baths, Paddington, London, United KingdomWKO415x3
1931-02-12Giuseppe Branca1-7-1
Ilford Skating Rink, Ilford, Essex, United KingdomWTKO412x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 13 February 1931 P 17
1930-12-15Johnny Cuthbert104-24-16
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
BBBofC British lightweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 16 December 1930 P 15
1930-10-20George Rose109-12-2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO615x3
referee: Sam Russell
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
BBBofC British lightweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 21 October 1930 P 17
1930-08-27Mickey Genaro17-23-2
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO310
1930-07-30Maurice Holtzer57-20-4
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Bert Schneider
Holtzer was warned six times for low blows. Montreal Herald
1930-07-18Pete Zivic41-33-11
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWDQ310
referee: Lou Marsh
Referee Marsh disqualified Zivic for not trying. The Globe
1930-07-07Sammy Hackett19-1-0
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO210
referee: Lou Marsh
Foreman's Toronto debut. Referee Marsh stopped the bout after Hackett had been floored four times. Montreal Herald
1930-05-21Fred Webster6-2-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO115x3
time: 1:05 | referee: Jack Smith
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
BBBofC British lightweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 22 May 1930 P 19
1930-04-27Harry Brooks31-10-8
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO1
Correct date and location of fight courtesy of Miles Templeton.
1930-03-30Len (Tiger) Smith51-29-16
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO915x3
1930-03-22Douglas Parker43-26-3
London, United KingdomWKO2
1930-03-16Roy Beresford1-1-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO4
This is the correct location per Miles Templeton on his research of Al Foreman's UK fights.
1929-12-13Billy Townsend28-8-10
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLMD1212
referee: Gil Martin
Canada lightweight title
"Townsend got the verdict on the vote of Referee Gil Martin and one of the judges. The other judge voted for a draw. . . .There were no knockdowns." (AP)
1929-11-18Frisco Bautista13-52-5
Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWKO1
1929-11-12Frank Erne
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO1
1929-09-25Johnny Dundee81-29-20
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO1010
referee: Georges Rivet
1929-08-21Sylvio Mireault28-10-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Georges Rivet
Canadian Lightweight Title Fight per the Winnipeg Free Press and Lethbridge Herald.
1929-06-26Phil McGraw25-18-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDPTS1010
Reportedly Foreman's first bout in eight months. Montreal Herald
1928-10-22Leo (Kid) Roy65-15-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO2
Attendance: 12,000
This was a Canadian Lightweight Title fight per the Winnipeg Free Press and Lethbridge Herald. Apparently some sources incorrectly reported this as a featherweight title bout. Roy was floored four times. Montreal Herald
The Oct. 24 The Globe of Toronto reported that there was a dispute over Foreman's claim to the Canadian title. The Canadian Boxing Federation required a boxer to be a Canadian citizen and have resided in the country at least six months prior to the title bout. Foreman was English-born, and reportedly a former United States sailor, so there was thought he may be a US citizen. Further, there was doubt he had resided in Canada for six months, although he had lived in Montreal off-and-on for four years. Most of his bouts, the paper reported, had been in the US.

1928-10-10George Chabot11-2-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO4
1928-07-31Jimmy Hackley55-27-18
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Indiana, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1928-05-21Johnny Jadick47-3-1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1928-04-25Ruby Levine43-18-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO1
time: 0:11
1928-04-18Tommy Mitchell35-9-10
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO7
Mitchell's manager, Hughes Shannon, threw in the towel. (Foreman had recently returned to Montreal after a year's absence.) Montreal Herald
1928-04-03Jimmy Hackley54-26-18
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWDQ310
1928-02-23Don Davis11-15-15
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS55
1927-11-23Billy Herold1-2-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO38
1927-11-15Frankie Fink24-14-13
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-10-11Babe Picato25-16-9
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO5
1927-09-20Armand Schaekels69-10-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO710
Note: The Fargo Forum has this fight occurring in Chicago on the Tod Morgan/Stanislaus Loayza card. The opponent was Armando Schaeckels not Armando Santiago. Both the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune have Schaeckels as Foreman's opponent. The Chicago Tribune agreed that Foreman fought Schaeckels.
1927-09-09Armando Santiago6-3-2
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Foreman down twice in the first round. A very fast fight with alot of slugging. (Chicago Tribune)
1927-09-05Russ Klump2-2-2
Dayton, Kentucky, USAWTKO6
1927-05-09Louis 'Kid' Kaplan66-13-13
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1927-04-25Joey Williams14-8-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ610
1927-03-15Ruby Stein25-33-7
Arcadia Hall, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO710
referee: Heinie Miller
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1927-01-24Mike Ballerino33-22-13
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-01-01Carl Tremaine42-7-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ910
referee: Spud Murphy
1926-12-06Jimmy Monroe8-6-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
This was a 2-round TKO for Foreman according to the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid), not 3 rounds as shown here previoiusly.
1926-10-05Joe Souza21-33-11
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
This fight did not occur in Washington DC, as shown previously. Kenilworth MD was near Washington, but across the state-line, in Maryland.
1926-08-31Goldie Ahearn21-10-6
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWKO110
time: 1:00 | referee: Charles Short
This is the only time Foreman fought Ahearn--they did not fight on Sept. 30, 1926.
1926-08-04Harry Brooks13-11-4
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1926-07-12Izzy Cooper21-25-10
New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1926-07-07Izzy Cooper21-25-9
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USADPTS88
1926-06-30Art Robeto
USAWKO9
Exact date and location unknown. Source: April 24, 1928 Montreal Herald
1926-06-18Bud Mangino
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
This was an all-military service championship fight. Mangino being a featherweight champion from the US Navy. Foreman was the army champion--Foreman dominated the fight. (Washington Post) According to the Philadelphia Record (Laurence Fielding), these championships were held on June 18, not June 11 as previously shown.
1926-06-11Dick Howell
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
From the Philadelphia Record. This fight did not take place on June 6, as shown in Foreman's record. It was part of a service tournament. (Laurence Fielding)
1926-01-01Young Phillips1-0-1
Aloysius Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO58
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-12-23Walter Vance1-0-1
District Athletic Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO310
Date approx. Source: April 24, 1928 Montreal Herald
The 1925-12-11 Florence (SC) Morning News Review reported that Vance had passed through the city the night before, while on his way to Washington DC to fight Al Foreman.

1925-09-09Bill Kline
Virginia, USAWKO1
Exact date in 1925 unknown. Source: April 24, 1928 Montreal Herald
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