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Al Ford boxer

Al Ford image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Debut 1967-10-20
Born 1950-08-13
Nationality Canada
Residence Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
bouts
74
won
55
lost
19
draw
0
bouts
74
won
55
lost
19
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Debut 1967-10-20
Born 1950-08-13
Nationality Canada
Residence Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Ford made his debut as a professional boxer on October 20, 1967 (shortly after his seventeenth birthday), a 3rd round knockout win over Joe Hogue, who was also making his professional debut. Two months later Ford defeated Ron Lyke by first-round knockout. Ford fought an opponent with a winning record for the first time in his fifth fight, defeating 4-0 Mickey McMillan by split decision after eight rounds. Ford would win his first 37 fights, picking up the vacant Canadian lightweight title with a win against 9-1 Julie Mandell and successful defending it several times. Ford's first truly notable win was a 10-round decision against 30-3-1 Raul Montoya on October 27, 1970.The first loss of Ford's professional boxing career came against 24-22-5 Percy Hayles in Kingston, Jamaica in a contest for the Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title. Hayles outboxed Ford in a 15 rounder to take the decision. Ford would continue to fight, winning his next four bouts before back-to-back loses to Ken Buchanan (points) and Alfonso Frazer (knockout). Later Ford would lose a rematch with Percy Hayles by TKO and would finally lose his Canadian lightweight title to Johnny Summerhays in November 1975. Ford was still winning more often than he was losing, but he lost to most of his notable opponents, including to 15-4 Ralph Racine, to 15-0 Rick Folstad in 1978, and to 17-0 Aaron Pryor in 1979. Ford also fought Nick Furlano of Toronto for the Canadian junior welterweight title in 1979, losing by 14th-round knockout. Near the end losses became more frequent, but Ford's impressive record continued to get him paydays. He would lose again to Summerhays in 1980 and dropped a decision to 17-0 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in 1981. According to witnesses at the time, Ford was involved in long street fight outside an Edmonton nightclub after a dispute around this time. After losing six of his last seven fights, capped by a brutal decision loss to future prospect Michael Olajide on June 17, 1982, Ford finally retired with a final record of 55-19 with 19 wins coming by knockout.

Ford made his debut as a professional boxer on October 20, 1967 (shortly after his seventeenth birthday), a 3rd round knockout win over Joe Hogue, who was also making his professional debut. Two months later Ford defeated Ron Lyke by first-round knockout. Ford fought an opponent with a winning record for the first time in his fifth fight, defeating 4-0 Mickey McMillan by split decision after eight rounds. Ford would win his first 37 fights, picking up the vacant Canadian lightweight title with a win against 9-1 Julie Mandell and successful defending it several times. Ford's first truly notable win was a 10-round decision against 30-3-1 Raul Montoya on October 27, 1970.The first loss of Ford's professional boxing career came against 24-22-5 Percy Hayles in Kingston, Jamaica in a contest for the Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title. Hayles outboxed Ford in a 15 rounder to take the decision. Ford would continue to fight, winning his next four bouts before back-to-back loses to Ken Buchanan (points) and Alfonso Frazer (knockout). Later Ford would lose a rematch with Percy Hayles by TKO and would finally lose his Canadian lightweight title to Johnny Summerhays in November 1975. Ford was still winning more often than he was losing, but he lost to most of his notable opponents, including to 15-4 Ralph Racine, to 15-0 Rick Folstad in 1978, and to 17-0 Aaron Pryor in 1979. Ford also fought Nick Furlano of Toronto for the Canadian junior welterweight title in 1979, losing by 14th-round knockout. Near the end losses became more frequent, but Ford's impressive record continued to get him paydays. He would lose again to Summerhays in 1980 and dropped a decision to 17-0 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in 1981. According to witnesses at the time, Ford was involved in long street fight outside an Edmonton nightclub after a dispute around this time. After losing six of his last seven fights, capped by a brutal decision loss to future prospect Michael Olajide on June 17, 1982, Ford finally retired with a final record of 55-19 with 19 wins coming by knockout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 17, 1982 Michael Olajide WWW Kensington Park Arena, Vancouver LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1982 Robert Gambini DWWLLW Marseille LOSS
Points
March 11, 1982 Johnny Lira LWLWLW Aragon Ballroom, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 12, 1982 Bruce Strauss WLLDWL International Inn, Winnipeg WIN
Unanimous decision
April 28, 1981 Nick Furlano WWWLWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 2, 1981 Ray Mancini WWWWWW Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 1981 Mario Cusson WWWLWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 12, 1981 Tony Taylor LLLWLW Convention Inn South, Edmonton WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 20, 1981 Tom Crowley LLWWWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 27, 1980 Nick Furlano WWLWWW Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1980 Johnny Summerhays LLWWLW Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1980 Allen Clarke DWWWWW Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 18, 1979 Ralph Racine WWLWLL Forum, Montreal LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1979 Danny Stokes WLLLLL Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1979 Aaron Pryor WWWWWW Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1979 Nick Furlano WWWDWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg Canada Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1978 Tom Tarantino LWLLLW Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1978 Ralph Racine WWWDLW Convention Centre, Winnipeg LOSS
Split-decision
April 18, 1978 Rick Folstad WWWWWW Convention Centre, Winnipeg LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 6, 1978 Bob Hughes WWLDW Coliseum, Edmonton WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 4, 1977 Ralph Racine LWWWWW Convention Centre, Winnipeg LOSS
Split-decision
June 23, 1977 Octavio Amparan LLLLWW Thompson WIN
Points
May 24, 1977 Nick Furlano WWWWWW Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 27, 1977 Nick Alfaro WLLWWL Alsan Convention Center, Calgary WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1975 Johnny Summerhays WWLLW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton Canada Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 20, 1975 Victor de la Cruz LDWLDL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 2, 1975 Roscoe Frazier LWLDWL Slave Lake WIN
Unanimous decision
July 12, 1975 Jo Jo Jackson LDWWLL Slave Lake WIN
Points
Jan. 22, 1973 Percy Hayles LWWWLW National Stadium, Kingston Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1972 Raul Montoya WLLLLL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
June 17, 1972 Alfonso Frazer WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City LOSS
Technical knockout
March 28, 1972 Ken Buchanan WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Points
March 1, 1972 Joe Espinosa W Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1971 Moses Diamond LL New Chinatown Restaurant, Seattle WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1971 Fermin Soto LWWLWL Mexico City WIN
Points
Sept. 23, 1971 Nick Aghai LWDLLL Multnomah County Expo Center, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
July 10, 1971 Percy Hayles LLLLWL National Arena, Kingston Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 3, 1971 Leo Noel WLWLWW Moncton Canada Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1971 Willie Reilly WWLDWD Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 25, 1971 Juan Montoya LLWLWL Sports Arena, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 13, 1971 Gabriel Brambila WLLLLL Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1971 Chi Chi Ontiveros Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1970 Raul Montoya WWWWWL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 1970 Percy Hayles LLLLLW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1970 Angel Rivera LLLLDL Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
May 30, 1970 Lawrence Hafey WLWWWW New Glasgow Canada Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
May 13, 1970 Len Kesey DLWLLW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton Canada Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 8, 1970 Luis Baez Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 21, 1970 Francisco Montemayor LLL Hilo Auditorium, Hilo WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1970 Flash Gallego WLWWWL Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1970 Fermin Soto WDLLLW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 1969 Jose Luis Castillo WWWWWL Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1969 Ray Adigun WWLLWW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1969 Rene Macias WLLLLL Sports Arena, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 29, 1969 Beto Maldonado WWLWLW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 17, 1969 Fernand Durelle LWL Lethbridge Canada Lightweight

WIN
Points
May 30, 1969 Felix Jasso LWLWL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton Canada Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 17, 1969 Jean-Marie Huard DWWDWL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
KO
Feb. 19, 1969 Bobby Brooks WWWLLW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 1969 Ben Joseph LLL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1968 Dave White WDLWLW Sports Arena, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1968 Jimmy Fields LLLLLL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 27, 1968 Julie Mandell LWWWWW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton vacant Canada Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 26, 1968 Michel Godin LLL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1968 Ismael Rivera LLLLWL Armory, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1968 Lee Gray L Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1968 Andy Anderson W Armory, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1968 Danny Barthuly Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1968 Tony Mesi Armory, Portland WIN
KO
March 8, 1968 Mickey McMillan WWWW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 9, 1968 Gene Green DLWDLL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1967 Ron Lyke W Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
KO
Nov. 17, 1967 Milton Gabriel Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
KO
Oct. 20, 1967 Joe Hogue Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
KO