The Shocking Story About Bob Foster Life and Deat
Bob Foster has his full name as Robert Wayne Foster, he was an American boxer born on April 27, 1942, in Borger, Texas, the U.S. He started his boxing career on March 27, 1961, when he fought against Duke Williams in Washington, D.C., and won him in a knockout of two rounds.
Since then he was actively involved in professional boxing who fought as light heavyweight and heavyweight, where he earned the nickname “The Deputy Sheriff”.
He is regarded as one of the greatest light heavyweight champions that graced American boxing. He had a total of sixty-five(65) fights, having fifty-six(56) wins, eight(8) losses and one(1) draw.
By 1967, Foster attempted to become a top heavyweight champion which was frustrating. He decided to stick to the light-heavyweight at that time and he won all seven(7) of his fights, six(6) by knockout. Among the fighters he beat were Eddie Cotton, Eddie Vick, and Sonny Moore. After defeating Moore, Foster was the world’s number one ranked light heavyweight challenger.
Foster won his first World Light-Heavyweight championship In 1968, at Madison Square Garden in New York, on the night of March 24, He knocked out Dick Tiger who was a two times middleweight champion in four rounds to earn the world champion.
Bob Foster also decided to go into heavyweight again where he beat future George Foreman victim Charlie Polite by a knockout in three.
Bob Foster married four times to four different women, the first wife was Pearl with whom he had four(4) children with. He then divorced Pearl and married Sue with whom He had a child named Nelson. Foster went ahead to marry Patricia Saiz in 1982. Patricia Saiz died in 1984 and her death was ruled a suicide. His fourth and last wife is Rosetta Benjamin.
The saddening new of Bob Foster’s death was confirmed by his son Nelson Smith, who said Foster had been in failing health. He died at the age of 73 on November 21, 2015, in a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His body was buried at Fairview Memorial Park cemetery in Albuquerque.