Charles (Pop) Foster

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Pop Foster (center) with the McLarnin brothers (Bob, left, and Jimmy)
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Charles (Pop) Foster had been a former boxer, trainer, World War I soldier, and a longshoreman. He was born in Liverpool, England. His uncle, Tom Foster, had been a bare-knuckle prizefighter.

Early on, when he was only 21, Foster managed Spike Robson. By the early 1920s, when he was in his 50s, Foster was living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he discovered and managed Jimmy McLarnin and Mickey Gill. Later he also handled Lee Ramage.

Foster was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Managers & Trainers).