Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Al Ford - Boxer

Al Ford - Boxer the boxing record of Al Ford

Brief Narrative of Al Ford plus record:

Introduction of Al Ford story:
*  in recent times many folks have
been asking about Al Ford, the former 

amateur and professional boxer who 
was at one time a top ranked pro boxer
in the lightweight division.  But, he 
remains an elusive subject for an in-depth
story.  However, from time to time, he can
be seen in the corner for his son who is an
MMA fighter out of Edmonton, Alberta.

The Journey:
From his pro debut in 1967 with a win over Joe Hogue until
his Canadian lightweight title defense over Leo Noel Moncton,
Al Ford would remained undefeated until his challenge for the
British Empire/Commonwealth title challenge with the slick
Percy Hayles.  But, that Hales battle went the distance of 
12 rounds and ended up with a split decision.

After the Hayles bout, Ford would rack up another four
wins, but his next bout would be a loss to Ken Buchanan
in London, England.  After that bout, Al's road to glory
would have it's share of bumps in the road with a few
losses of important bouts to the likes of:
Percy Hayles, Nick Furlano, Ray Mancini, Johnny Summerhayes
and Michael Olajide jr.  But, AL FORD would still be a role model
and an influence over many a would be boxer such as Edmonton's
Scotty Olson and the rest is history.  

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