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Zora Folley boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Sept. 29, 1970 Mac Foster WWWWWL Selland Arena, Fresno LOSS
KO
Nov. 5, 1969 Billy Joiner DDDLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 16, 1969 Tommy Sims LLLLLL Municipal Stadium, Phoenix WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1969 Sonny Moore LWLLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 6, 1968 Oscar Bonavena WLWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOSS
Majority decision
May 14, 1968 Al Jones WWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach DRAW
Points
March 11, 1968 Roger Russell WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia DRAW
Points
Nov. 13, 1967 Brian London WLWLLW The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Points
Oct. 3, 1967 Nick Sosa W Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1967 Wayne Kindred WLWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1967 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Jan. 17, 1967 Floyd Joyner WLDWLL Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1966 Jefferson Davis WLWWLL Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1966 Henry Clark WWWWD Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
June 28, 1966 Jefferson Davis WWWLWW Centennial Coliseum, Reno WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1965 Bob Foster WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1965 Oscar Bonavena WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1964 Gerhard Zech WWWWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
April 17, 1964 Karl Mildenberger WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt DRAW
Points
March 17, 1964 Tod Herring WWWWWW Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1964 George Chuvalo WWWWWD Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1963 Billy Daniels WLWWLL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 19, 1963 John Collins WWLWWL Boise WIN
KO
July 27, 1963 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 23, 1963 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
April 2, 1963 Dean Bogany WWLWWW Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield DRAW
TD
Dec. 15, 1962 Doug Jones WLLLDW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Nov. 19, 1962 Dave Furch LLLWDL Sports Center, Tucson WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 29, 1962 Al Gonzalez WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
Aug. 1, 1962 Doug Jones WWWWLL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1962 Paul Andrews WLWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1962 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1962 Mike DeJohn WWWWLL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1961 Henry Cooper WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1961 Sonny Moore LLLLLL County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 30, 1961 Ben Marshall LWLWWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
May 11, 1961 Alejandro Lavorante WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
KO
Feb. 10, 1961 Norman Letcher LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1960 Willi Besmanoff LLLLLL SW Washington Fairgrounds, Centralia WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1960 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Coliseum, Denver LOSS
KO
April 5, 1960 Clarence Williams LWWLLW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1960 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 18, 1959 Alonzo Johnson WWWWLL Caravan Inn East, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 2, 1959 Monroe Ratliff WWWLWL Arena, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1959 Howard King LLLDWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Majority decision
July 7, 1959 Alvin Williams LWLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno WIN
KO
April 7, 1959 Willi Besmanoff WLLWLL Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
March 10, 1959 Hank Thurman WLLLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1959 Alex Miteff WWWDWL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 1958 Joe Bygraves DLWLWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1958 Henry Cooper LLWDLW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Points
July 25, 1958 Pete Rademacher L Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
May 19, 1958 Art Swiden WWWWLW Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1958 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City DRAW
Points
Jan. 1, 1958 Garvin Sawyer WLLWWL Capitol Arena, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1957 Edgardo Romero LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 21, 1957 Duke Sabedong WLWWLL Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1957 Monroe Ratliff LDWWDL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 5, 1957 Edgardo Romero LWLLLL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
July 9, 1957 Jeff Dyer WWWWLL Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1957 Julius Griffin WLWWLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1957 Jimmy Wood Sports Center, Tucson WIN
KO
April 18, 1957 JD Harvey LWLWLL Sports Arena, Yuma WIN
KO
March 12, 1957 Johnny Hollins LLLLWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1957 Howie Turner DDWLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 9, 1957 Wayne Bethea WWWWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 3, 1956 Wayne Bethea WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 25, 1956 Nino Valdes LWLLWL Softball Park, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 15, 1956 Roger Rischer LDLDWW Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1956 Rocky Robinson WWWLLW Sports Center, Tucson WIN
KO
May 8, 1956 Ponce de Leon LLLLLL Municipal Stadium, Phoenix WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1956 Watson Jones WWLLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
Dec. 1, 1955 Young Jack Johnson WWWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles USA California State Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Sept. 24, 1955 Reuben Wilson LLWDWW Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton USA California State Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 8, 1955 Ted Calaman WLDWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
July 28, 1955 Jake Williams DWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 1955 Johnny Summerlin WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Corner retirement
May 16, 1955 Howard King WWWWLD Kezar Stadium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1955 Calvin Brad WWLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 24, 1955 Kirby Seals LDLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1955 JD Reed WWWWLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1954 Kid Zanzibar Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 1954 Jimmy Ingram LWWLWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1954 Georgie Woods WDWWW Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 1, 1954 Sandy McPherson DLLLLL Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1954 Kid Percy WWWL Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1954 Kirby Seals WWLWW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Unanimous decision
July 12, 1954 Frank Buford LLWLLL Sports Center, Tucson WIN
Unanimous decision
June 10, 1954 Johnny Rebel Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
April 13, 1954 Jackie Condon LLLLLL Softball Park, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1954 Battling Blackjack LWWWLL Apache Grove Sportatorium, Clifton WIN
KO
Jan. 26, 1954 Howard King WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1953 Lonnie Malone WWLWLL Arena, South Gate WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1953 Cornelius Brown LLDLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 29, 1953 Calvin Chambers LDLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
Sept. 22, 1953 Jimmy Ingram WLLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points