Zora Folley boxer

Zora Folley boxer
bouts
96
won
79
lost
11
draw
6
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1953-09-22
Height
6′ 1″/185cm
Reach
77″/196cm
Age
41
Born
1931-03-27
Death
1972-07-07
Nationality
USA

Zora "Bell" Folley (May 27, 1931 – July 7, 1972) was an American heavyweight boxer known for his defensive and punching abilities.Born in Dallas, Texas, he moved with his family to Chandler, Arizona in 1942, where he grew up playing baseball. Upon joining the U.S. Army in 1948, he entered the boxing ring, and won the 6th Army championship within a year, eventually earning the All-Army and All-Service titles. He fought in the Korean War, earning five battle stars, and was discharged in 1953.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1970-09-29 Mac Foster WWWWWL Selland Arena, Fresno LOST
KO
1969-11-05 Billy Joiner DDDLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1969-06-16 Tommy Sims LLLLLL Municipal Stadium, Phoenix WIN
KO
1969-01-29 Sonny Moore LWLLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1968-07-06 Oscar Bonavena WLWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOST
Majority decision
1968-05-14 Al Jones WWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach DRAW
Points
1968-03-11 Roger Russell WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia DRAW
Points
1967-11-13 Brian London WLWLLW The Stadium, Liverpool LOST
Points
1967-10-03 Nick Sosa W Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
1967-09-18 Wayne Kindred WLWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1967-03-22 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
KO
1967-01-17 Floyd Joyner WLDWLL Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1966-12-13 Jefferson Davis WLWWLL Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-10-25 Henry Clark WWWWD Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-06-28 Jefferson Davis WWWLWW Centennial Coliseum, Reno WIN
KO
1965-12-06 Bob Foster WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1965-02-26 Oscar Bonavena WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-11-14 Gerhard Zech WWWWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
1964-04-17 Karl Mildenberger WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt DRAW
Points
1964-03-17 Tod Herring WWWWWW Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1964-01-17 George Chuvalo WWWWWD Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-10-17 Billy Daniels WLWWLL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-09-19 John Collins WWLWWL Boise WIN
KO
1963-07-27 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1963-05-23 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-04-02 Dean Bogany WWLWWW Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield DRAW
1962-12-15 Doug Jones WLLLDW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
KO
1962-11-19 Dave Furch LLLWDL Sports Center, Tucson WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-08-29 Al Gonzalez WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
1962-08-01 Doug Jones WWWWLL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-06-12 Paul Andrews WLWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
1962-04-18 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-02-15 Mike DeJohn WWWWLL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
KO
1961-12-05 Henry Cooper WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
1961-09-28 Sonny Moore LLLLLL County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-08-30 Ben Marshall LWLWWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
1961-05-11 Alejandro Lavorante WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
KO
1961-02-10 Norman Letcher LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
1960-09-16 Willi Besmanoff LLLLLL SW Washington Fairgrounds, Centralia WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-07-18 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Coliseum, Denver LOST
KO
1960-04-05 Clarence Williams LWWLLW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-01-18 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-11-18 Alonzo Johnson WWWWLL Caravan Inn East, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-10-02 Monroe Ratliff WWWLWL Arena, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
1959-08-04 Howard King LLLDWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Majority decision
1959-07-07 Alvin Williams LWLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno WIN
KO
1959-04-07 Willi Besmanoff WLLWLL Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-03-10 Hank Thurman WLLLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-01-29 Alex Miteff WWWDWL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-11-24 Joe Bygraves DLWLWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Technical knockout
1958-10-14 Henry Cooper LLWDLW Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
Points
1958-07-25 Pete Rademacher L Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1958-05-19 Art Swiden WWWWLW Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-04-09 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City DRAW
Points
1958-01-01 Garvin Sawyer WLLWWL Capitol Arena, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-12-04 Edgardo Romero LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1957-11-21 Duke Sabedong WLWWLL Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
KO
1957-09-10 Monroe Ratliff LDWWDL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-08-05 Edgardo Romero LWLLLL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1957-07-09 Jeff Dyer WWWWLL Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-06-18 Julius Griffin WLWWLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
1957-05-20 Jimmy Wood Sports Center, Tucson WIN
KO
1957-04-18 JD Harvey LWLWLL Sports Arena, Yuma WIN
KO
1957-03-12 Johnny Hollins LLLLWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
1957-02-11 Howie Turner DDWLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-01-09 Wayne Bethea WWWWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
1956-12-03 Wayne Bethea WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Split-decision
1956-09-25 Nino Valdes LWLLWL Softball Park, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-08-15 Roger Rischer LDLDWW Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-05-28 Rocky Robinson WWWLLW Sports Center, Tucson WIN
KO
1956-05-08 Ponce de Leon LLLLLL Municipal Stadium, Phoenix WIN
KO
1956-02-28 Watson Jones WWLLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
1955-12-01 Young Jack Johnson WWWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Corner retirement
1955-09-24 Reuben Wilson LLWDWW Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
1955-09-08 Ted Calaman WLDWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-07-28 Jake Williams DWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-06-23 Johnny Summerlin WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Corner retirement
1955-05-16 Howard King WWWWLD Kezar Stadium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1955-04-07 Calvin Brad WWLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-02-24 Kirby Seals LDLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-01-20 JD Reed WWWWLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1954-12-18 Kid Zanzibar Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
1954-11-26 Jimmy Ingram LWWLWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-10-23 Georgie Woods WDWWW Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Split-decision
1954-10-01 Sandy McPherson DLLLLL Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-08-28 Kid Percy WWWL Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
1954-08-13 Kirby Seals WWLWW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-07-12 Frank Buford LLWLLL Sports Center, Tucson WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-06-10 Johnny Rebel Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
1954-04-13 Jackie Condon LLLLLL Softball Park, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
1954-03-26 Battling Blackjack LWWWLL Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
1954-01-26 Howard King WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1953-12-07 Lonnie Malone WWLWLL Arena, South Gate WIN
Technical knockout
1953-11-17 Cornelius Brown LLDLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Corner retirement
1953-09-29 Calvin Chambers LDLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
1953-09-22 Jimmy Ingram WLLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points