Bob Foster Record & Stats

Bob Foster Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 17 years and 2 months, Bob Foster fought 65 times with 56 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on June 2, 1978, Foster's boxing record stood at 56-8-1 (46 KO wins, 6 KO losses).

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
“The Deputy Sheriff”
Born
Apr 27, 1942
Died
Nov 21, 2015 (73 years)
Debut
Mar 27, 1961
Record
56-8-1
Rounds
353
KOs
46 (70.8%)
Height
190 cm
Reach
200 cm
Ape Index
10 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Bob Foster's record and stats
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      Bob Foster (The Deputy Sheriff) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. on April 27, 1942. Foster made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on March 27, 1961. He was a light-heavyweight world champion. He died on November 21, 2015 at the age of 73 years. Foster is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights65
      Wins56
      Losses8
      Draws1
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins46
      Total Title Wins4
      Title Defenses13
      Title-Fight KO Wins11
      Losses via KO6
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      65Jun 2, 197836Bob HazeltonLossTKO2
      64Feb 9, 197835Mustafa WassajaLossRTD5
      63Sep 2, 197735Bob HazeltonWinKO10
      62Sep 25, 197634Al BoldenWinKO6
      61Aug 28, 197634Harold CarterWinUD
      60May 8, 197634Al BoldenWinKO3
      59Jun 28, 197533Bill HardneyWinKO3
      58Jun 17, 197432Jorge Ahumada DrawSD
      57Dec 1, 197331Pierre Fourie WinUD
      56Aug 21, 197331Pierre Fourie WinUD
      55Nov 21, 197230 Muhammad AliLossKO8
      54Sep 26, 197230Chris Finnegan WinKO14
      53Jun 27, 197230Mike Quarry WinKO4
      52Apr 7, 197229Vicente Rondón WinKO2
      51Dec 16, 197129Brian Kelly WinTKO3
      50Oct 30, 197129Tommy Hicks WinTKO8
      49Aug 17, 197129Vernon McIntoshWinTKO3
      48Apr 24, 197128Ray Anderson WinUD
      47Mar 2, 197128Hal Carroll WinTKO4
      46Nov 18, 197028 Joe Frazier LossKO2
      45Jun 27, 197028Mark Tessman WinTKO10
      44Apr 4, 197027Roger Rouse WinTKO4
      43Mar 9, 197027Roy WallaceWinKO6
      42Feb 24, 197027Bill HardneyWinTKO4
      41Nov 2, 196927Chuck LeslieWinTKO5
      40Jun 19, 196927Levan RoundtreeWinTKO4
      39May 24, 196927Andy Kendall WinTKO4
      38Jan 22, 196926Frank DePaula WinTKO1
      37Sep 9, 196826Roger RouseWinTKO5
      36Aug 26, 196826Eddie VickWinTKO9
      35Jul 29, 196826Charley PoliteWinTKO3
      34May 24, 196826 Dick Tiger WinKO4
      33Dec 5, 196725Sonny MooreWinKO5
      32Nov 20, 196725Eddie VickWinUD
      31Oct 25, 196725Levan RoundtreeWinKO8
      30Jun 9, 196725Henry MatthewsWinTKO2
      29May 8, 196725Eddie CottonWinKO3
      28Feb 27, 196724Andres Antonio SelpaWinKO2
      27Jan 16, 196724Jim RobinsonWinKO1
      26Dec 6, 196624LeRoy GreenWinKO2
      25Dec 6, 196523Zora FolleyLossUD
      24Jul 26, 196523Henry HankWinUD
      23May 24, 196523Chuck LeslieWinTKO3
      22Mar 21, 196522Dave RussellWinTKO6
      21Feb 15, 196522Bobby RasconWinKO2
      20Dec 11, 196422Henry HankWinTKO9
      19Nov 23, 196422Norman LetcherWinTKO1
      18Nov 11, 196422Don QuinnWinKO1
      17Jul 10, 196422 Ernie TerrellLossTKO7
      16May 8, 196422Allen ThomasWinTKO1
      15Feb 25, 196421Dave BaileyWinKO1
      14Dec 11, 196321Willi BesmanoffWinKO3
      13Nov 7, 196321Mauro MinaLossUD
      12Apr 29, 196321Curtis BruceWinKO4
      11Feb 18, 196320Richard BenjaminWinKO1
      10Oct 20, 196220Doug JonesLossTKO8
      9Jun 27, 196220Bert WhitehurstWinSD
      8May 19, 196220Billy TisdaleWinTKO2
      7Dec 4, 196119Clarence FloydWinKO4
      6Nov 21, 196119Ernie KnoxWinTKO3
      5Aug 8, 196119Floyd McCoyWinPTS
      4Jun 22, 196119Ray BryanWinTKO2
      3May 8, 196119Billy JohnsonWinPTS
      2Apr 3, 196118Clarence RyanWinPTS
      1Mar 27, 196118Duke WilliamsWinKO2

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      Bob Foster was 190 cm tall (6' 2.80") with a reach of 200 cm (6' 6.74"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 10 cm (3.94"). Foster had a 70.8% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Bob Foster's professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1961 to 1978.

      Foster made his debut against Duke Williams at the age of 18 on March 27, 1961, defeating Williams via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 8 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      Foster had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on May 24, 1968 after 33 professional fights, against Dick Tiger for the light-heavyweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Tiger via 4th round KO to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      He was a two-time undisputed light-heavyweight world champion, and won four world titles at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Foster's world title wins and defenses refer to "Bob Foster World Titles".

      Some of Foster's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Dick Tiger, Vicente Rondón, Mike Quarry, Hal Carroll, Brian Kelly, Roger Rouse, and Andy Kendall.

      Bob Foster had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and seven in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Doug Jones via 8th round TKO on October 20, 1962. He was stopped six times and lost two times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Bob Foster's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Bob Hazelton at 36 years of age, on June 2, 1978. Foster lost the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      Foster retired from professional boxing with a record of 56-8-1, which included 46 knockout wins and six losses via knockout, and four title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      Bob Foster fought a total of 65 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Bob Foster vs. Dick Tiger

        A 26-year old Bob Foster (29-4, 23 KO) had his first world title fight against Dick Tiger for Tiger's WBA, WBC, and The Ring light-heavyweight belts. Tiger was 38 years old with a record of 57-17-3. Tiger was on a four-fight win streak with 27 KO wins. Foster was the taller of the two by 17 cms and also had a 20 cm reach advantage.

        Foster defeated Tiger via 4th round KO to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Frank DePaula

        A 26-year old Bob Foster (33-4, 27 KO) faced Frank DePaula in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Foster defeated DePaula via 1st round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Andy Kendall

        A 27-year old Bob Foster (34-4, 28 KO) faced Andy Kendall in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Foster defeated Kendall via 4th round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Roger Rouse

        In a rematch, a 27-year old Bob Foster (39-4, 33 KO) faced Roger Rouse in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Foster defeated Rouse via 4th round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Hal Carroll

        A 28-year old Bob Foster (41-5, 35 KO) faced Hal Carroll in a light-heavyweight title defense fight.

        Foster defeated Carroll via 4th round TKO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Brian Kelly

        A 29-year old Bob Foster (45-5, 38 KO) faced Brian Kelly in a light-heavyweight title defense fight.

        Foster defeated Kelly via 3rd round TKO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Vicente Rondón

        A 29-year old Bob Foster (46-5, 39 KO) faced Vicente Rondón in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Foster defeated Rondón via 2nd round KO to win the WBA light-heavyweight title and retain the WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bob Foster vs. Mike Quarry

        A 30-year old Bob Foster (47-5, 40 KO) faced Mike Quarry in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Foster defeated Quarry via 4th round KO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

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