Bob Foster

United States

Boxing

B: December 15, 1938

World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

Foster started his professional career in 1961. In 1968, Foster got his first shot at a world title. At Madison Square Garden in New York, on May 24, Foster became world champion by knocking Dick Tiger in the fourth round. In 1970, he was given the chance to challenge for the World Heavyweight title. Facing world champion Joe Frazier on the night of November 18 in Detroit, he was knocked out in two rounds. After defeating Hal Carroll by a knockout in four rounds to defend his crown, the WBA stripped him of the title, but he remained WBC champion. Foster and Vicente Rondon met in Miami on April 7, 1972, in an unification bout. Foster became the undisputed world champion once again, by knocking Rondon out in the second round. He then went up in weight and faced former and future world Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, Foster lost to Ali by a knockout in the eighth, after being knocked down 7 times. In 1973, Foster retained his title twice against Pierre Fourie, both by decision. His last defense as world Light Heavyweight champion came in 1974, when he was dropped by Argentinean Jorge Ahumada, but managed to keep the title with a draw. After that, he announced his retirement, leaving the world's Light Heavyweight championship vacant. Foster was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. He had a record of 56 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, with 46 wins coming by knockout.


SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 Preliminary 4

12

1

$1,000

None
TOTALS

 

1

$1,000

0


  PERSONAL BESTS
Bowling
114
1974 Preliminary 4
Weight Lifting
140
1974 Preliminary 4
Baseball Hit
3
1974 Preliminary 4
100 Yard Dash
12.46
1974 Preliminary 4
Points Scored

1

1974 Preliminary 4

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