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Southpaw16BF
05-01-2009, 02:02 PM
Joe Frazier defends his World Heavyweight Titles (WBC/WBA) against Light Heavyweight Champion Bob Foster.

Foster hasn't suffered defeat in 5 years, and is on a 20 fight win streak, which included winning the LHW Title from Dick Tiger.

Frazier carries a perfect 25-0 record and is on the 6th defence of his Heavyweight Crown, going into this fight Frazier has beaten fighter like Oscar Natalio Bonavena,Buster Mathis, and Jerry Quarry.

Location: Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Referee: Tom Briscoe

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mickey malone
05-01-2009, 03:59 PM
Joe Frazier defends his World Heavyweight Titles (WBC/WBA) against Light Heavyweight Champion Bob Foster.

Foster hasn't suffered defeat in 5 years, and is on a 20 fight win streak, which included winning the LHW Title from Dick Tiger.

Frazier carries a perfect 25-0 record and is on the 6th defence of his Heavyweight Crown, going into this fight Frazier has beaten fighter like Oscar Natalio Bonavena,Buster Mathis, and Jerry Quarry.

Location: Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Referee: Tom Briscoe

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I Think it went about 2 rounds with Foster getting starched quite badly by Smokes big left hook.. A few ATG L/H's made the transition to heavyweight & did quite well..
Foster, I believe, picked a pretty bad time with the likes of Frazier & Ali in their primes..
If I remember rightly, Foster still holds the record for the most successful defences at L/H, but ironically is probably the least successful to move up..
As a matter of interest, was this Foster's 1st fight at heavy? I know he also lost to Ali.. Was it only 2 fights he had at this weight? If so, I suppose it's another reason to justify David Hayes impending challenge..

Mr.Noodle
05-01-2009, 06:29 PM
Bob Foster fought a few times in the HW division early in his career, but with little success. I think he got KOed in all of them.

Ziggy Stardust
05-01-2009, 06:34 PM
Bob Foster fought a few times in the HW division early in his career, but with little success. I think he got KOed in all of them.

Doug Jones starched Foster as well.

Poet

Southpaw16BF
05-01-2009, 06:47 PM
As a matter of interest, was this Foster's 1st fight at heavy?

Foster first ever fight at Heavyweight was against Doug Jones were he was stopped in 8 rounds, this was 8 years before the Frazier fight.........

Southpaw16BF
05-01-2009, 07:57 PM
Frazier's Left Hook is devastating in this fight.....

mickey malone
05-01-2009, 07:57 PM
Foster first ever fight at Heavyweight was against Doug Jones were he was stopped in 8 rounds, this was 8 years before the Frazier fight.........
Thanks, I couldn't remember that.. I remember Doug Jones though & I'm surprised he isn't more often noted as a big puncher.. I believe he was the 1st man to deck Ali..

Southpaw16BF
05-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Thanks, I couldn't remember that.. I remember Doug Jones though & I'm surprised he isn't more often noted as a big puncher.. I believe he was the 1st man to deck Ali..

No problem.......