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Old 07-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default R.I.P. - Mac Foster

Former pro boxer from Fresno dies Posted at 11:24 AM on Monday, Jul. 19, 2010

The Fresno Bee

Mac Foster, a former heavyweight boxer from Fresno who fought Muhammad Ali in 1972, died this morning at age 68.
Mr. Foster fought from 1966 to 1976 and was 30-6 as a professional, with all of his victories by knockout.
He lost to Ali in a 15-round decision on April 1, 1972, in Tokyo.

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Mac Foster

Alias MacArthur
Country USA
Global Id 9388
Hometown Fresno, California, USA
Birthplace Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Division Heavyweight
Born 1942-06-27
Died 2010-07-19
Stance Orthodox
Height 188cm


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Date Opponent Location Result
1966-11-28 Jimmy Gilmore Las Vegas, US W KO 3
1967-01-05 Leroy Birmingham Los Angeles, US W KO 1
1967-02-06 Sam Wyatt Fresno, US W KO 1
1967-03-14 L J Wheeler Fresno, US W TKO 6
1967-05-09 Lou Phillips Fresno, US W KO 3
1967-06-13 Lino Armenteros Fresno, US W KO 3
1967-08-29 Floyd Joyner Fresno, US W TKO 7
1967-10-11 Ray Junior Ellis Fresno, US W KO 2
1967-11-28 Roy Wallace Fresno, US W KO 7
1968-01-23 Hubert Hilton Fresno, US W TKO 5
1968-02-27 Steve Grant Fresno, US W TKO 2
1968-04-02 Sonny Moore Fresno, US W KO 2
1968-07-09 Curtis Bruce Fresno, US W TKO 3
1968-08-08 Tommy Burns Seattle, US W KO 1
1968-08-16 Tommy Fields Reno, US W TKO 5
1968-11-27 Joe Hemphill Las Vegas, US W TKO 3
1969-01-21 Roger Rischer Fresno, US W KO 4
1969-05-20 Thad Spencer Fresno, US W KO 1
1969-08-19 Roger Russell Fresno, US W TKO 3
1969-09-13 Cleveland Williams Fresno, US W TKO 5
1969-11-18 Cleveland Williams Houston, US W KO 3
1969-12-16 Bob Felstein Fresno, US W KO 2
1970-03-24 Jimmy Rossette Fresno, US W KO 4
1970-04-09 Jack O'Halloran Los Angeles, US W KO 1
1970-06-17 Jerry Quarry New York, US L KO 6
1970-09-29 Zora Folley Fresno, US W KO 1
1971-03-25 Mike Boswell Los Angeles, US W TKO 4
1971-07-29 Billy Joiner Los Angeles, US W KO 5
1971-12-26 Giuseppe Ros Zurich, CH W KO 8
1972-04-01 Muhammad Ali JP L UD 15
1973-04-11 Sam McGill Chicago, US W TKO 9
1973-05-03 Charles Williams Chicago, US W KO 10
1973-06-30 Bob Stallings Chicago, US L SD 10
1973-11-13 Joe Bugner Wembley, UK L PTS 10
1974-05-30 Henry Clark Oakland, US L UD 10
1976-02-26 Stan Ward San Jose, US L UD 10

Record to Date

Won 30 (KOs 30)
Lost 6
Drawn 0
Total 36


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Old 07-19-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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RIP... he was an ok fighter the last time i watched him fight.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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Wow, he was that old?

Sad, I always had a soft spot for Foster and felt he was a under appreciated fighter of the 70's, never mentioned among the Quarries, Mathis' or Chuvalo's regardless of accomplishing or being as good as them.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: R.I.P. - Mac Foster

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Wow, he was that old?

Sad, I always had a soft spot for Foster and felt he was a under appreciated fighter of the 70's, never mentioned among the Quarries, Mathis' or Chuvalo's regardless of accomplishing or being as good as them.
Just looking at that record, it is a very good record. I think i agree that he did as much as the guys you mentioned to be placed at a similar level.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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Wow, he was that old?

Sad, I always had a soft spot for Foster and felt he was a under appreciated fighter of the 70's, never mentioned among the Quarries, Mathis' or Chuvalo's regardless of accomplishing or being as good as them.
He wasn't bad, and he proved that by going the distance with Ali.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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He wasn't bad, and he proved that by going the distance with Ali.
Had a very good chin as well, was game, always came to fight. Was more then likely avoided to be honest, high risk low reward. Who even remembers him today, you know?
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:00 PM   #7
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R.I.P. Mac
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:49 PM   #8
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Had a very good chin as well, was game, always came to fight. Was more then likely avoided to be honest, high risk low reward. Who even remembers him today, you know?
Man, I just looked at his record. 30 wins, 30 KOs. That's great. He also beat Cleveland Williams twice, thad spencer, and Sonny Moore.. Not bad fighters.
Yeah, nobody remembers poor Mac. He deserves it though, I do believe that Quarry was better then him, however. Respectively, Quarry ranks up there with the 70s greats.
I do believe Foster might give a fight to the "champions" today, he's gotta be better then a shot Tua, Haye, Sowonoski, Chris "Fat", Arreloa, and 48 year old Evander Holyfield... I'm gonna go watch some Mac Foster now.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:54 PM   #9
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RIP, Mac.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:07 AM   #11
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Default Re: R.I.P. - Mac Foster

Foster was very heavily hyped on the way up, and put together some impressive KO numbers. His fight with Quarry was intended as his "breakout" win, but Quarry defied the script and turned the tables on him. Foster's career never really recovered from that, even though he did blast out Zora Folley after that.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:20 AM   #12
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Foster was a good fighter......I am sure Quarry would have had some good words about him.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:51 AM   #13
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Wow, he was that old?

Sad, I always had a soft spot for Foster and felt he was a under appreciated fighter of the 70's, never mentioned among the Quarries, Mathis' or Chuvalo's regardless of accomplishing or being as good as them.
68 is that old?

I'm not sure if he's under appreciated but he could hit like a truck. Just ask Quarry.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:57 AM   #14
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Default Re: R.I.P. - Mac Foster

Such a shame Joe Frazier never fought this guy. What a chin checker this guy was! All wins by knockout! He even knocked liston out cold in sparring once.


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Old 07-20-2010, 08:19 AM   #15
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Sad RIP mac. This bit from that article was great mind haha

"Quarry echoed that sentiment some time after he beat Mr. Foster. They were in a restaurant outside Palm Springs after a training session together.

"Mac shouts, 'Jerry, I want a rematch.' " Clyde Foster said. "Jerry pauses for a long time, takes out his front teeth and yells back, 'I want the world to know, they don't make enough money to fight you again. I've never been hit that hard in my entire life.' "
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