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Old 07-07-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Bob Foster's greatest defense against?

Bob Foster once said Mike Quarry was the best boxer at Lightheavy he defended against.

He also was the "most p!ssed pre-fight" at Vicente Rondon.

Who was his toughest challenger?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bob Foster's greatest defense against?

He damn near murdered Roldan who was thought by many to be his most demanding opponent at 175 going in.

His win over Quarry deserves a shout for being on of the finest and most crushing left hooks ever landed, especially since it came against an undefeated opponent.

Also his TKO 5 over Roger Rouse is a possible candidate. Sure Rouse was nothing special but Foster was flawless in chopping him to bits.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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[quote=The Funny Man 7;10127213]He damn near murdered Rondnn who was thought by many to be his most demanding opponent at 175 going in.

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Old 07-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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Chris Finnegan. Goes into Wembley and knocks out an Olympic hero in a 14 round epic, Ring's FOTY for 1972. (I think it must say something that Rondon and Mike Quarry immediately preceded it in 1972, but the Ring chose Finnegan over all other matches by all boxers in all divisions for this year's entry.)
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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Yes, Finnegan his best win in an actual title defence.Good tough as nails fighter overlooked because of a late pro start, brief pro career before eye troubles and being around alonside Foster and Conteh.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #6
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Default Re: Bob Foster's greatest defense against?

Quarry since Rondon was a unification matchup.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: Bob Foster's greatest defense against?

Yeah I should have mentioned Finnegan too. I guess its apples and orange, whatever you look for in a good title defense.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:42 AM   #8
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Foster/Finnegan is fondly remembered in Britain, by those who saw the fight. Foster was given huge respect in this country, because of that bout.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:51 AM   #9
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Quarry was tuff in '72, but lacked strength and stamina to maintain his slick moves for 15 rds...... In fact, he got caught and dusted in round 4 like a top shelf in a warehouse..... COOKED!

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:42 AM   #10
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Saw Foster in person against Andy Kendall in 1969...
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:00 AM   #11
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Foster's ko's of tiger and Quarry were spectacular, but he was lethal...prime...vs Rondon.
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Its got to be Finnegan - quite a few forget Chris was also an Olympic Gold Medalist. Quite a tough talented fighter. as Roger Rouse, Hal Carrol, Mike Quarry amongst others found out.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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Tommy Hicks was a truly stellar scalp.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:51 PM   #14
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Bob was so dominant at 175 over a weak division that his legacy suffers as a result. The unification with Rondon could have been a career defining super fight, but Rondon got crushed so quickly and easily that the result was anticlimactic. Another audition was with Mike Quarry, who proved not to be up to the challenge. He didn't have the multitude of epic wars Saad Muhammad did, or that near perfect display or boxing Michael Spinks produced in the division's next title unification against Qawi over a decade later. I really think it was Chris Finnegan, an epic defense with a satisfying conclusion. Fans got their money's worth, and Bob, by traveling overseas for the first time, enhanced his international stature at age 34 with his final great knockout win.
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