Gus Foran

Name: Gus Foran
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Alias: Gerard Foran
Nationality: British
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Hometown: Liverpool, England
Born: 1919-10-15
Died: 1991-11-24
Age at Death: 72

Pro 1939-1951


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Name: Bob Foster
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Birth Name: Robert Lloyd Foster
Nationality: US American
Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Born: 1938-04-27
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 3″
Reach: 201
Trainers: Bill Gore, Eddie Futch

 Career Review

In high school, Bob Foster was a standout on his school's football team. He said in an interview in The Ring magazine that he felt a professional football career would not pay as well as a professional boxing career.

Foster served in the United States Air Force, where he was not only a member of the Air Force Boxing Team, but also a coach. As a coach for the Air Force Boxing Team, Foster coached future heavyweight contenders Billy Daniels and Doug Jones (Foster was later knocked out by Jones in a professional match).

Foster was the 1959 Pan American Games Middleweight Silver Medalist.

After knocking out Dick Tiger to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship, Foster made 14 successful title defenses.

Challenged Joe Frazier for the World Heavyweight Championship and was knocked out in the 2nd round.


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