Zora Folley
Global ID9384
birthdate 1931-03-27
death date 1972-07-07 (41)
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach77″   /   196cm
country USA
residenceChandler, Arizona, USA
birth placeDallas, Texas, USA
birth nameZora Bell Folley
won 79 (KO 44) + lost 11 (KO 7) + drawn 6 = 96
rounds boxed 669 KO% 45.83

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1970-09-29Mac Foster24-1-0
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USALKO110
time: 3:04 | referee: Tony Peretti
Folley was knocked down six times.
1969-11-05Billy Joiner10-5-3
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
1969-06-16Tommy Sims35-31-4
Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO110
time: 2:19 | referee: Roger Yanez
1969-01-30Sonny Moore20-29-2
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO410
time: 2:54
Moore last minute substitute for Tommy Fields of Los Angeles, stopped due to cut inside mouth of Moore
1968-07-06Oscar Bonavena35-4-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLMD1010
1968-05-14Al Jones23-1-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 47-47 | judge: Stuart Winston 44-46 | judge: Gus Jacobson 46-44
1968-03-11Roger Russell13-1-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: John Fitzpatrick 49-48 | judge: Nick Spano 43-47 | judge: Lou Tress 48-48
1967-11-13Brian London36-15-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Harry Gibbs 48¾-49¾
1967-10-04Nick Sosa1-0-0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO210
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.
1967-09-18Wayne Kindred5-1-0
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO810
time: 2:50 | referee: Davey Pearl
Kindred down twice in the 8th.
1967-03-22Muhammad Ali28-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO715
time: 1:48 | referee: Johnny LoBianco | judge: Frank Forbes | judge: Tony 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

1967-01-17Floyd Joyner22-11-3
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 1:04
1966-12-13Jefferson Davis28-10-1
Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Ernie Taylor 98-93 | judge: Chris Jordan 99-91 | judge: Jimmy Webb 98-92
Davis down in the 5th.
1966-10-25Henry Clark8-2-2
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Mario Duccini
1966-06-28Jefferson Davis28-8-1
Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada, USAWKO812
1965-12-06Bob Foster21-3-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Herman Dutreix 9-0 | judge: Lucien Joubert 6-3 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 8-1
1965-02-26Oscar Bonavena8-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 9-1 | judge: Frank Forbes 9-1 | judge: Nick Gamboli 10-0
Bonavena down in the 8th, rises at the count of 8.
1964-11-14Gerhard Zech28-2-1
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWKO410
1964-04-17Karl Mildenberger40-2-1
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyDPTS1010
referee: Otto Nispel
1964-03-17Tod Herring24-2-0
Houston, Texas, USAWTKO710
time: 1:34 | referee: James Woodruff
1964-01-17George Chuvalo25-7-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony LaBranch 50-45 | judge: Charley Bill 49-42 | judge: Bill Thompson 47-44
1963-10-17Billy Daniels18-3-0
Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Rosarie Baillargeon | judge: Tony Bergeron 49-44 | judge: James Regan 48-38 | judge: Harry Shulman 47-43
1963-09-19John Collins5-4-0
Boise, Idaho, USAWKO510
time: 1:49
Fought in a driving rainstorm.
1963-07-27Ernie Terrell31-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 2-7 | judge: Bill Recht 1-7 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-7
1963-05-23Bob Cleroux39-4-1
Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Rosarie Baillargeon | judge: Tony Bergeron 50-36 | judge: Harry Shulman 50-39 | judge: Johnny Gow 49-39
1963-04-02Dean Bogany25-9-2
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USADTD510
referee: Jimmy Wilson 4-0 | judge: Dick Young 4-0 | judge: John Thomas 3-1
Accidental head-butt led to referee Jimmy Wilson calling the bout a technical draw.
1962-12-15Doug Jones20-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO710
time: 1:58 | referee: Arthur Mercante
Jones down in the 1st.
1962-11-19Dave Furch8-9-3
Tucson, Arizona, USAWUD1010
100-91 | 100-91 | 100-90
1962-08-29Al Gonzalez13-1-0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO510
time: 1:55
Gonzalez knocked down in 3rd for 7 count
1962-08-01Doug Jones19-2-0
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
referee: Ray Keech 47-45 | judge: Jack Cappelli 47-45 | judge: Bob Sauer 47-46
1962-06-12Paul Andrews37-9-0
Sacramento, California, USAWTKO710
time: 2:00 | referee: Mario Duccini
1962-04-18Bob Cleroux31-2-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frankie Carter 10-0 | judge: Bob Mitchell 9-1 | judge: Rudy Ortega 9-0
1962-02-15Mike DeJohn41-9-1
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USAWKO310
time: 2:24
1961-12-05Henry Cooper23-7-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
time: 1:06
1961-09-28Sonny Moore12-14-2
Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USAWUD1010
The show had three professional bouts.
1961-08-30Ben Marshall5-5-0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO210
time: 2:41
Marshall knocked down four times including knockout
1961-05-11Alejandro Lavorante12-1-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO710
time: 0:35 | referee: George Latka
Folley was knocked down twice in the 6th round, and twice in the 7th round.
1961-02-10Norman Letcher8-2-0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWTKO510
time: 1:12
Letcher abruptly quit at 1:12 of the 5th round saying he was outclassed; no knockdowns
1960-09-16Willi Besmanoff42-22-7
SW Washington Fairgrounds, Centralia, Washington, USAWUD1010
referee: Whitey Domstad 99-94 | judge: Ely Caston 98-96 | judge: Whitey Domstad 98-96
1960-07-18Sonny Liston29-1-0
Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USALKO312
time: 0:28 | referee: Joe Ullmer
Folley knocked down twice in 2nd round; 9 count and saved by the bell at 9 count
1960-04-05Clarence Williams6-13-1
Sacramento, California, USAWUD1010
Williams knocked down in 10th rd
1960-01-18Eddie Machen31-1-1
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USAWUD1212
referee: Vern Bybee 118-113 | judge: Matt Zidich 117-114 | judge: Fred Bottaro 119-114
1959-11-18Alonzo Johnson16-3-0
Caravan Inn East, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
referee: Max Baer 99-96 | judge: Joe Vozdik 99-93 | judge: Jack Albert 98-94
Televised fight
1959-10-02Monroe Ratliff16-13-4
Arena, San Diego, California, USAWTKO210
time: 1:58 | referee: Frank Rustich
1959-08-04Howard King35-16-7
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USAWMD1010
referee: Johnny Reno 97-93 | judge: Art Williams 95-95 | judge: Mario Duccini 98-92
1959-07-07Alvin Williams53-25-6
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWKO410
referee: Frank Manfredo
1959-04-07Willi Besmanoff39-15-7
Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Ullmer
1959-03-10Hank Thurman32-19-3
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
referee: Ralph Armand | 100-81 | 100-81 | 100-86
Thurman knocked down for an 8 count in round 7
1959-01-29Alex Miteff16-2-1
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
referee: Max Baer
1958-11-24Joe Bygraves37-12-1
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWTKO910x3
time: 2:59 | referee: Frank Wilson
1958-10-14Henry Cooper16-7-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Tommy Little
1958-07-25Pete Rademacher0-1-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO410
time: 1:15 | referee: Charley Randolph
1958-05-19Art Swiden28-12-1
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Serna 50-43 | judge: Ralph Mosa 46-40 | judge: Art Lurie 49-45
1958-04-09Eddie Machen24-0-0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USADPTS1212
referee: Frankie Carter 116-117 | judge: Jack Downey 115-115 | judge: Fred Apostoli 117-115
1958-01-01Garvin Sawyer13-4-0
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds 0-77 | judge: Norvel Lee 100-76 | judge: Harry Volkman 100-76
1957-12-04Edgardo Romero8-8-0
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWTKO410
time: 2:35
1957-11-21Duke Sabedong13-5-1
Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO410
1957-09-10Monroe Ratliff9-8-4
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
1957-08-05Edgardo Romero8-6-0
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWTKO610
time: 2:45 | referee: Jack Marshall
Stopped on cuts
1957-07-09Jeff Dyer18-8-1
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
1957-06-18Julius Griffin6-3-0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWTKO410
time: 2:59 | referee: Jay Edson
1957-05-20Jimmy Wood
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USAWKO210
time: 1:20 | referee: Jay Edson
1957-04-18JD Harvey10-19-0
Sports Arena, Yuma, Arizona, USAWKO410
time: 2:46 | referee: Dan Martinez
1957-03-12Johnny Hollins9-10-1
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO210
time: 1:29
1957-02-11Howie Turner20-4-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-2 | judge: Nick Gamboli 6-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 7-3
1957-01-09Wayne Bethea13-5-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Lou Scozza 5-4 | judge: Dick Albino 5-4 | judge: Richie Fazio 4-5
Folley was knocked down for a nine count in the 7th.
1956-12-03Wayne Bethea13-4-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 4-6 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 6-5 | judge: Frank Fullam 6-3
Birnbaum scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1956-09-25Nino Valdes34-13-3
Softball Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
referee: Mickey Kramer 0-99 | judge: Jay Edson 94-100 | judge: Nick Lee 94-99 | 93-0
1956-08-15Roger Rischer14-4-2
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1212
bout for mythical Southwestern Heavyweight Championship; postponed from 8/14/56 due to rain.
1956-05-28Rocky Robinson13-3-0
Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, USAWKO810
time: 1:40
1956-05-08Ponce de Leon14-27-4
Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO78
time: 0:03 | referee: Jay Edson
1956-02-28Watson Jones50-33-10
Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO310
time: 2:01
Jones was a last minute substitute for Sonny Andrews
1955-12-01Young Jack Johnson10-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALRTD512
USA California State heavyweight title
Folley retired in his corner after the 5th round, citing a broken rib.
1955-09-24Reuben Wilson6-5-1
Clifton, Arizona, USAWKO8
1955-09-08Ted Calaman30-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:54 | referee: Charley Randolph
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