Skip to comments.Mac Foster, former boxer from Fresno, dies
Posted on 07/20/2010 9:27:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
Big Mac "The Knife" Foster of Fresno, the son of Mississippi sharecroppers, rose to No. 1 heavyweight contender in 1970 when Americans still ruled boxing and Fresno was a hotbed for the sport.
The 6-foot-2 Vietnam veteran with a devastating left hook at one point won 24 straight bouts by knockout and punched it out with Muhammad Ali for 15 rounds in a non-title setback in Tokyo in 1972.
On Monday, Mr. Foster died from congestive heart failure. He was 68.
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When I first saw headline, I thought Barbra Boxer had passed away.
The sign on the side of his car say “ex Marine”. You’re supposed to addressed as “former Marine” I thought.
Well, kind of....Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine.
He beat Cleavland Williams twice, which is pretty impressive. That was one tough dude.
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