Ben Foord boxer

Ben Foord boxer
bouts
59
won
40
lost
15
draw
4
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1932-06-04
Height
6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach
-
Age
29
Born
1913-01-21
Death
1942-09-29
Nationality
South Africa

After retiring from boxing, Foord joined the army, and while at home on leave he was playing a practical joke by sneaking up on his wife Phyllis with a pistol and pretending to be a desperado, Foord then attempted gunspinning in the American frontier style and accidentally shot himself in the face, killing himself.Ben Foord's first professional boxing bout was a knockout victory over Billy Miller at the Town Hall, Durban on 4 June 1932, this was followed by fights including; six wins, one defeat, two draws, then a points victory over, a points defeat by, and a points victory over Clyde Chastain (US) at City Hall, Johannesburg on 4 February 1933, 4 March 1933, and 8 April 1933, Foord then travelled to the United Kingdom, with a points victory over Vicente Parrile (Argentina) at Royal Albert Hall, London on 29 May 1933, two wins, then a points win over Hans Schoenrath (Germany) at the Royal Albert Hall on 30 October 1933, then two wins, one defeat, Foord then travelled home to South Africa, with a knockout win over Willie Storm for the vacant South African heavyweight title at City Hall, Cape Town on 25 June 1934, one win, then a draw with Presidio Pavesi (Italy) at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 8 September 1934, Foord then travelled back to the UK, with one win, then a draw with Eddie Wenstob (Canada) at Empire Pool, London on 4 February 1935, one win, one defeat, then a technical knockout victory over Harry Staal (Netherlands) at Granby Halls, Leicester on 25 March 1935, one win, then a technical knockout victory over Harry Staal at Granby Halls, Leicester on 18 May 1935, one win, then a points defeat by Gunnar Bärlund (Finland) at Wembley Stadium, London on 25 June 1935, three wins, then a retirement victory over Claudio Villar (Spain) at Royal Albert Hall, London on 23 September 1935, a technical knockout defeat by Maurice Strickland (New Zealand) at Empire Pool, Wembley on 8 October 1935, a points victory over Larry Gains (Canada) at Granby Halls, Leicester on 25 November 1935, a points defeat by Roy Lazer (USA) at Royal Albert Hall, London on 16 December 1935, a points victory over Roy Lazer (USA) at Granby Halls, Leicester on 20 January 1936, a points victory over Tommy Loughran (USA) at Granby Halls, Leicester on 10 February 1936, a points victory over Larry Gains (Canada) at Granby Halls, Leicester on 9 March 1936, a knockout victory over George Cook (Australia) at White City Stadium, Cardiff on 6 June 1936, one win, then a technical knockout victory over Jack Petersen for the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoFC) British heavyweight title, and British Empire heavyweight title at Welford Road Stadium, Leicester on 17 August 1936, a points defeat by Walter Neusel (Germany) at Harringay Arena, London on 18 November 1936, a points victory over Tommy Farr defending the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoFC) British heavyweight title, and British Empire heavyweight title at Harringay Arena, London on 15 March 1937, a technical knockout defeat by Max Baer (USA) at Harringay Arena on 27 May 1937, a points defeat by Max Schmeling (Germany) at Hanseatenhalle, Hamburg, Germany on 30 January 1938, a disqualification defeat by Walter Neusel (Germany) at Hanseatenhalle, Hamburg, Germany on 16 April 1938, two wins, two defeats, Foord then travelled back home to South Africa, with a points win over Buck Everett (USA) at Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg on 5 August 1939, one win, then a points defeat by Tommy Bensch for the South African heavyweight title at City Hall, Johannesburg on 20 January 1940, Ben Foord's final professional boxing bout was a points victory over Tom Porter at City Hall (Johannesburg) on 15 June 1940.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1940-06-15 Tom Porter LLDLWL City Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Points
1940-01-20 Tommy Bensch WWWWLL City Hall, Johannesburg LOST
Points
1939-10-07 James J Britt WLLDWL City Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Points
1939-08-05 Buck Everett LWLWWW Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg WIN
Points
1938-09-21 George James WWWWWW Greyfriars Hall, Cardiff LOST
Technical knockout
1938-08-02 Jim Wilde WWLWDL Vetch Field, Swansea WIN
Points
1938-07-19 Manuel Kid Abrew WLWLLL Glen Gardens, Laxey WIN
1938-06-21 Eddie Phillips WWWLWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
KO
1938-04-16 Walter Neusel WLWWLW Hanseatenhalle LOST
1938-01-30 Max Schmeling DWWWWW Hanseatenhalle LOST
Points
1937-05-27 Max Baer WWWLWL Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
Technical knockout
1937-03-15 Tommy Farr WWDWWW Harringay Stadium, Harringay LOST
Points
1936-11-18 Walter Neusel WLDWWL Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
Points
1936-08-17 Jack Petersen WWLLWW Welford Road Stadium, Leicester WIN
Technical knockout
1936-06-15 Manuel Kid Abrew LWWWWW Welford Road Stadium, Leicester WIN
KO
1936-06-06 George Cook WWLLWL White City, Cardiff WIN
KO
1936-03-09 Larry Gains LWWWWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
1936-02-10 Tommy Loughran WWDWDL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
1936-01-20 Roy Lazer WWWWWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
1935-12-16 Roy Lazer WLWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Points
1935-11-25 Larry Gains WLWWWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
1935-10-08 Maurice Strickland LWLWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley LOST
Corner retirement
1935-09-23 Claudio Villar WWWWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Corner retirement
1935-08-31 Chris Goulding LLWLLL Ashby De La Zouch WIN
KO
1935-08-26 Frank Borrington LLWLLL Somerton Park, Newport WIN
KO
1935-07-15 Frank Moody WDWDWW Taff Vale Park, Pontypridd WIN
KO
1935-06-25 Gunnar Barlund WLWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley LOST
Points
1935-06-17 Jack Pettifer WLLLWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Corner retirement
1935-05-18 Harry Staal LDWWLL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Technical knockout
1935-03-29 Gunner Mick Bennett LLLLWL Scala Sports Hall, Torquay WIN
KO
1935-03-25 Harry Staal WLDWWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Technical knockout
1935-03-11 Norman Baines WWWWLW Wembley Arena, Wembley LOST
Points
1935-02-25 Jack London WWWWWL Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth WIN
Points
1935-02-11 Frank Borrington LLLWLW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
KO
1935-02-04 Eddie Wenstob WWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley DRAW
Points
1934-11-26 Alf Luxton LLWW Alexandra Theatre, Hull WIN
KO
1934-09-08 Presidio Pavesi LDLWLW Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg DRAW
Points
1934-08-04 Big Bill Horn LDWLD Market Hall, Bloemfontein WIN
1934-06-25 Willie Storm LLWWWD City Hall, Cape Town WIN
KO
1934-04-12 Eddie Phillips WDWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
1934-03-08 Jack Petersen WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Technical knockout
1933-11-06 Jack London LWLDLW Crystal Palace, Sydenham WIN
Points
1933-10-30 Hans Schoenrath WLWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
1933-10-23 Tommy Tucker DLLDLL Crystal Palace, Sydenham WIN
Technical knockout
1933-07-12 Charley Smith WLLLWW White City Stadium, White City WIN
Points
1933-05-29 Vicente Parrile LWWLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
1933-04-08 Clyde Chastain DLDLWW Town Hall, Durban WIN
Points
1933-03-04 Clyde Chastain WWDLDL City Hall, Johannesburg LOST
Points
1933-02-04 Clyde Chastain WWWDLD City Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Points
1932-12-17 Alec Storbeck WWWDW Ellis Park Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
1932-12-03 Dave Carstens WL City Hall, Johannesburg DRAW
Points
1932-11-12 Big Bill Horn L City Hall, Johannesburg DRAW
Points
1932-11-05 Ben Oosthuizen L Town Hall, Durban WIN
Technical knockout
1932-10-08 Big Bill Horn City Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Points
1932-09-03 Johnny Squires DLLLLW City Hall, Johannesburg LOST
Points
1932-08-20 Jack Vaney WW Town Hall, Brakpan WIN
KO
1932-07-23 Bill Greyling L Drill Hall, Johannesburg WIN
KO
1932-07-09 Dick Mans Drill Hall, Johannesburg WIN
KO
1932-06-04 Billy Miller LWLLDW Town Hall, Durban WIN
KO