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Bob Foster Record

Total Fights65
Title Wins4
Title Defenses14
Title-Fight KOs11
KO Wins46
KO Losses6
Bob Foster Record & Stats
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      What is Bob Foster's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and two months, Bob Foster fought 65 times with 56 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw.

      Foster retired from professional boxing with a record of 56-8-1, which included four light-heavyweight world-title wins and 14 successful title defense fights. He had a 70.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 46 of his total 65 fights being knockout wins, 11 of which were in title fights. Foster suffered six knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Joe Frazier in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO defeat to Bob Hazelton on June 2, 1978.

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

      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 AhumadaDraw *SD
      57Dec 1, 197331Pierre FourieWin *UD
      56Aug 21, 197331Pierre FourieWin *UD
      55Nov 21, 197230Muhammad AliLossKO8
      54Sep 26, 197230Chris FinneganWin *KO14
      53Jun 27, 197230Mike QuarryWin *KO4
      52Apr 7, 197229Vicente RondónWin *KO2
      51Dec 16, 197129Brian KellyWin *TKO3
      50Oct 30, 197129Tommy HicksWin *TKO8
      49Aug 17, 197129Vernon McIntoshWinTKO3
      48Apr 24, 197128Ray AndersonWin *UD
      47Mar 2, 197128Hal CarrollWin *TKO4
      46Nov 18, 197028Joe FrazierLoss *KO2
      45Jun 27, 197028Mark TessmanWin *TKO10
      44Apr 4, 197027Roger RouseWin *TKO4
      43Mar 9, 197027Roy WallaceWinKO6
      42Feb 24, 197027Bill HardneyWinTKO4
      41Nov 2, 196927Chuck LeslieWinTKO5
      40Jun 19, 196927Levan RoundtreeWinTKO4
      39May 24, 196927Andy KendallWin *TKO4
      38Jan 22, 196926Frank DePaulaWin *TKO1
      37Sep 9, 196826Roger RouseWinTKO5
      36Aug 26, 196826Eddie VickWinTKO9
      35Jul 29, 196826Charley PoliteWinTKO3
      34May 24, 196826Dick TigerWin *KO4
      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, 196422Ernie 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

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Bob Foster (The Deputy Sheriff) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. on April 27, 1942. He was a light-heavyweight world champion. He died on November 21, 2015 at the age of 73 years. Foster was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1961 to 1978.

      Foster made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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.

      Bob Foster 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 the "Championships" section below.

      Foster had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 had a total of 16 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and 14 successful title defenses. He won 14 of these fights, lost one, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Bob Foster fought for light-heavyweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. In total, he won four light-heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Apr 7, 1972+Vicente RondónLight-heavyweightWBAKO
      May 24, 1968+Dick TigerLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO
      + Became undisputed world champion

      Title Defenses

      Bob Foster had 14 light-heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 17, 1974Jorge AhumadaLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingSD (draw)
      Dec 1, 1973Pierre FourieLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingUD
      Aug 21, 1973Pierre FourieLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingUD
      Sep 26, 1972Chris FinneganLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO
      Jun 27, 1972Mike QuarryLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO
      Apr 7, 1972+Vicente RondónLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingKO
      Dec 16, 1971Brian KellyLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Oct 30, 1971Tommy HicksLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Apr 24, 1971Ray AndersonLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingUD
      Mar 2, 1971Hal CarrollLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Jun 27, 1970Mark TessmanLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Apr 4, 1970Roger RouseLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      May 24, 1969Andy KendallLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Jan 22, 1969Frank DePaulaLight-heavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion


      Foster fought a total of 65 times during his professional career, which includes 16 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • May 24, 1968: Foster becomes the undisputed light-heavyweight world champion in his first world-title fight by beating Dick Tiger via 4th round KO. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring light-heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • January 22, 1969: Foster successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring light-heavyweight titles against Frank DePaula, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • May 24, 1969: Foster successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring light-heavyweight titles against Andy Kendall, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • April 4, 1970: Foster successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring light-heavyweight titles against Roger Rouse, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • March 2, 1971: Foster successfully defends the WBC and The Ring light-heavyweight titles against Hal Carroll, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • December 16, 1971: Foster successfully defends the WBC and The Ring light-heavyweight titles against Brian Kelly, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • April 7, 1972: Foster becomes the undisputed light-heavyweight world champion by defeating Vicente Rondón via 2nd round KO. He now holds the WBC, The Ring, and WBA light-heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • June 27, 1972: Foster successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring light-heavyweight titles against Mike Quarry, winning the fight via 4th round KO.


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