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48 years ago

Muhammad Ali vs Bob Foster

Muhammad Ali vs Bob Foster

Date: 21st November 1972

Venue: Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, USA

Title: NABF Heavyweight Title

Muhammad Ali
( 39 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 221 1/4 lbs

Bob Foster
( 49 - 5 - 0 )
Weight: 180 lbs

Legendary Light-heavyweight world champion Bob Foster challenged Ali for his NABF heavyweight championship at The Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.

Two years earlier, Foster had challenged WBC & WBA unified world heavyweight champion, Joe Frazier, for his titles in Detroit, only to be knocked out in the first minute of the 2nd round.

On this occasion, Foster was knocked down four times in the 5th, twice in the 7th, and for the count in the 8th when referee Mills Lane completed the count at 0:40 of the round.

Two months earlier. Foster defended his WBC & WBA world Light-heavyweight titles in England against Chris Finnegan in the 1972 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.