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Zora Folley Record

Total Fights96
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins44
KO Losses7
Zora Folley Record & Stats
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      What is Zora Folley's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years, Zora Folley fought 96 times with 79 wins, 11 losses, and 6 draws.

      Folley's boxing record after his last fight was 79-11-6. He was a one-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 45.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 44 of his total 96 fights being knockout wins. Folley suffered seven knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Muhammad Ali in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 1st round KO defeat to Mac Foster on September 29, 1970.

      Some of Folley's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Bob Foster, Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo, Mike DeJohn, Paul Andrews, Oscar Bonavena, and Al Gonzalez.

      96Sep 29, 197039Mac FosterLossKO1
      95Nov 5, 196938Billy JoinerWinUD
      94Jun 16, 196938Tommy SimsWinKO1
      93Jan 29, 196937Sonny MooreWinTKO4
      92Jul 6, 196837Oscar BonavenaLossMD
      91May 14, 196836Al JonesDrawSD
      90Mar 11, 196836Roger RussellDrawSD
      89Nov 13, 196736Brian LondonLossPTS
      88Oct 3, 196736Nick SosaWinKO2
      87Sep 18, 196736Wayne KindredWinTKO8
      86Mar 22, 196735Muhammad AliLoss *KO7
      85Jan 17, 196735Floyd JoynerWinKO1
      84Dec 13, 196635Jefferson DavisWinUD
      83Oct 25, 196635Henry ClarkWinUD
      82Jun 28, 196635Jefferson DavisWinKO8
      81Dec 6, 196534Bob FosterWinUD
      80Feb 26, 196533Oscar BonavenaWinUD
      79Nov 14, 196433Gerhard ZechWinKO4
      78Apr 17, 196432Karl MildenbergerDrawPTS
      77Mar 17, 196432Tod HerringWinTKO7
      76Jan 17, 196432George ChuvaloWinUD
      75Oct 17, 196332Billy DanielsWinUD
      74Sep 19, 196332John CollinsWinKO5
      73Jul 27, 196332Ernie TerrellLossUD
      72May 23, 196331Bob ClerouxWinUD
      71Apr 2, 196331Dean BoganyDrawTD
      70Dec 15, 196231Doug JonesLossKO7
      69Nov 19, 196231Dave FurchWinUD
      68Aug 29, 196231Al GonzalezWinKO5
      67Aug 1, 196231Doug JonesWinUD
      66Jun 12, 196231Paul AndrewsWinTKO7
      65Apr 18, 196230Bob ClerouxWinUD
      64Feb 15, 196230Mike DeJohnWinKO3
      63Dec 5, 196130Henry CooperWinKO2
      62Sep 28, 196130Sonny MooreWinUD
      61Aug 30, 196130Ben MarshallWinKO2
      60May 11, 196129Alejandro LavoranteLossKO7
      59Feb 10, 196129Norman LetcherWinTKO5
      58Sep 16, 196029Willi BesmanoffWinUD
      57Jul 18, 196029Sonny ListonLossKO3
      56Apr 5, 196028Clarence WilliamsWinUD
      55Jan 18, 196028Eddie MachenWinUD
      54Nov 18, 195928Alonzo JohnsonWinUD
      53Oct 2, 195928Monroe RatliffWinTKO2
      52Aug 4, 195928Howard KingWinMD
      51Jul 7, 195928Alvin WilliamsWinKO4
      50Apr 7, 195927Willi BesmanoffWinUD
      49Mar 10, 195927Hank ThurmanWinUD
      48Jan 29, 195927Alex MiteffWinUD
      47Nov 24, 195827Joe BygravesWinTKO9
      46Oct 14, 195827Henry CooperLossPTS
      45Jul 25, 195827Pete RademacherWinKO4
      44May 19, 195826Art SwidenWinUD
      43Apr 9, 195826Eddie MachenDrawSD
      42Jan 1, 195826Garvin SawyerWinUD
      41Dec 4, 195726Edgardo RomeroWinTKO4
      40Nov 21, 195726Duke SabedongWinKO4
      39Sep 10, 195726Monroe RatliffWinUD
      38Aug 5, 195726Edgardo RomeroWinTKO6
      37Jul 9, 195726Jeff DyerWinUD
      36Jun 18, 195726Julius GriffinWinTKO4
      35May 20, 195725Jimmy WoodWinKO2
      34Apr 18, 195725JD HarveyWinKO4
      33Mar 12, 195725Johnny HollinsWinKO2
      32Feb 11, 195725Howie TurnerWinUD
      31Jan 9, 195725Wayne BetheaWinSD
      30Dec 3, 195625Wayne BetheaWinSD
      29Sep 25, 195625Nino ValdesWinUD
      28Aug 15, 195625Roger RischerWinUD
      27May 28, 195625Rocky RobinsonWinKO8
      26May 8, 195624Ponce de LeonWinKO7
      25Feb 28, 195624Watson JonesWinKO3
      24Dec 1, 195524Young Jack JohnsonLossRTD5
      23Sep 24, 195524Reuben WilsonWinKO8
      22Sep 8, 195524Ted CalamanWinTKO4
      21Jul 28, 195524Jake WilliamsWinTKO7
      20Jun 23, 195524Johnny SummerlinLossRTD6
      19May 16, 195523Howard KingWinTKO1
      18Apr 7, 195523Calvin BradWinTKO7
      17Feb 24, 195523Kirby SealsWinTKO5
      16Jan 20, 195523JD ReedWinTKO8
      15Dec 18, 195423Kid ZanzibarWinKO7
      14Nov 26, 195423Jimmy IngramWinUD
      13Oct 23, 195423Georgie WoodsWinSD
      12Oct 1, 195423Sandy McPhersonWinUD
      11Aug 28, 195423Kid PercyWinKO4
      10Aug 13, 195423Kirby SealsWinUD
      9Jul 12, 195423Frank BufordWinUD
      8Jun 10, 195423Johnny RebelWinKO1
      7Apr 13, 195422Jackie CondonWinTKO3
      6Mar 26, 195422Battling BlackjackWinKO1
      5Jan 26, 195422Howard KingWinTKO7
      4Dec 7, 195322Lonnie MaloneWinTKO2
      3Nov 17, 195322Cornelius BrownWinRTD8
      2Sep 29, 195322Calvin ChambersDrawPTS
      1Sep 22, 195322Jimmy IngramWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Zora Folley was an American professional boxer. He was born in Dallas, Texas, U.S. on May 27, 1931. Folley died on July 7, 1972 at the age of 41 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1953 to 1970.

      Folley made his professional boxing debut against Jimmy Ingram at the age of 22 on September 22, 1953, defeating Ingram via 4 round PTS.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 35 on March 22, 1967 after 85 professional fights, against Muhammad Ali for the WBA and WBC titles. He lost to Ali via 7th round KO.

      Folley had a total of 11 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Mac Foster at 39 years of age, on September 29, 1970. Folley lost the fight via 1st round KO.


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