Bob Foster vs. Chris Finnegan

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Chris Finnegan 174 lbs lost to Bob Foster 174 lbs by KO at 0:55 in round 14 of 15

  • Date: 1972-09-26
  • Location: Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Aime Leschot

"Bob Foster knocked out Chris Finnegan with a smashing left and right to the head in the 14th round of a slugging match for Foster's world light heavyweight championship Tuesday night. Finnegan was more than holding his own with Foster for the first nine rounds and seemed to be taking command. But in the 10th round, Foster struck with a straight right-hand punch to the jaw that knocked Finnegan down for the first time in 27 pro fights. Finnegan jumped to his feet, took a mandatory eight count and moved to the attack. The Englishman hurt Foster with a right to the jaw in the 12th, but the champion boxed his way out of trouble and took the 13th when he repeatedly landed with right-hand counters. Then in the 14th, with Finnegan looking the fresher of the two, Foster suddenly ended it with a left-right combination to the head." -Associated Press

  • Unofficial AP scorecard (through 13 completed rounds) - 6-5-2 Foster

Post fight comment

  • "I sure will give him another go at the title and I'm going to try for more money next time." -Bob Foster
  • "I'm tired, thoroughly tired, but I'm ready for the return when he is ready." -Chris Finnegan