Ali, This Day in Boxing

Muhammad Ali KOs Bob Foster This Day November 21, 1972

 

Muhammad Ali KOs Bob Foster This Day November 21, 1972

 

  • Bob Foster 180 lbs
  • Muhammad Ali 221¼ lbs
  • KO at 0:40 in round 8 of 12
  • Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada
  • Referee: Mills Lane
  • Judge: Wally Rusk
  • Judge: Anthony Smercina
  • Judge: Bill Stremmell
  • NABF Heavyweight Title

 

Notes:

Foster entered as the reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion.

Foster opened a cut above Ali’s left eye. It was the first time Ali was cut as a professional.

Ali knocked Foster down four times in the fifth round and twice in the seventh. After being knocked down early in the eighth, Foster was counted out by referee Mills Lane.

Judge Bill Stremmell had Ali leading 35-27, Judge Wally Rusk had him ahead 35-28, and Judge Anthony Smercina had him in front 34-28.

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