Melvin Foster

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Melvin Foster (born February 23, 1971 in Washington, DC) was a heavyweight boxer best known for his stellar amateur boxing career.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Top Gun", Foster turned pro in 1992 and remained undefeated until losing to Trevor Berbick in 1994. The following year he dropped a decision to Michael Moorer, and after the loss his once promising career began to sour, and he morphed into a journeyman fighter. He went on to lose bouts to Jimmy Thunder, Corey Sanders, Hasim Rahman, Derrick Jefferson, and Cedric Boswell. He retired in 2005 after a TKO loss to Eddie Chambers.

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (18 knockouts, 6 decisions), 13 Losses (8 knockouts, 5 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21-0 United States "Fast" Eddie Chambers TKO 5 22/04/2005 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 8-7 United States Willie Perryman KO 3 05/02/2005 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Loss 17-0 United States Cedric "The Boz" Boswell UD 8 22/09/2002 California Friant, California, United States 72-79, 73-79, 73-79.
Loss 39-4 United States Danell "Doc" Nicholson TKO 4 18/01/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the fourth round.
Loss 26-0 United States Faruq "The Dream" Saleem SD 10 08/12/2001 Delaware Wilmington, Delaware, United States 93-96, 93-96, 95-94.
Loss 20-0-1 United States Derrick "D-Train" Jefferson TKO 4 10/09/1999 Michigan Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the fourth round.
Loss 16-23-2 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane UD 8 30/07/1999 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States 75-77, 75-77, 75-77.
Win 25-2 United States Jade "The Jewel" Scott UD 10 18/12/1998 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 41-16-1 United States Mike "Hercules" Weaver TKO 9 08/08/1998 North Dakota Spirit Lake, North Dakota, United States
Loss 26-0 United States Hasim "The Rock" Rahman TKO 2 14/03/1998 Russia Moscow, Russia
Loss 14-5 United States Corey "T-Rex" Sanders TKO 6 09/01/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11-2 United States Robert "Big Philly" Hawkins TKO 10 20/05/1997 New Jersey Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Loss 14-2 United States "Jazzy" Jeff Wooden TKO 7 15/10/1996 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6-10-1 United States David Smith TKO 2 26/04/1996 New York Westbury, New York, United States
Loss 27-6 Samoa Jimmy Thunder TKO 8 03/10/1995 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:03 of the eighth round.
Win 11-30 United States Carlton West TKO 2 30/08/1995 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Loss 35-1 United States Michael "Double M" Moorer UD 10 13/05/1995 California Sacramento, California, United States 91-99, 91-99, 91-99.
Win 15-17 United States Mike "The Duke" Dixon TKO 8 28/04/1995 New York Westbury, New York, United States
Win 26-8 United States Carl "The Truth" Williams PTS 10 17/03/1995 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 6-11 United States Ron Gullette KO 3 11/01/1995 Maryland Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
Win 6-32-5 United States Jimmy Harrison KO 6 22/10/1994 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Loss 41-7-1 Canada Trevor Berbick SD 10 13/09/1994 New York Westbury, New York, United States
Win 16-3-1 United States Mitch "Blood" Green PTS 10 02/06/1994 New York Melville, New York, United States New York Heavyweight Title.
Win 9-27-1 United States Bruce Johnson TKO 2 23/04/1994 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Win 10-1-1 United States Martin Foster UD 10 22/03/1994 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States 98-92, 98-92, 98-92.
Win 3-4 United States Mike "Little George" Whitfield UD 8 17/02/1994 Maryland Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Draw 9-1 United States Martin Foster PTS 8 28/01/1994 New York Kingston, New York, United States 76-76, 76-76, 76-76.
Win 5-4 United States Ron Gullette TKO 2 12/10/1993 Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Win 2-12 United States George Harris KO 2 25/09/1993 Pennsylvania Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 0-3 Cuba Lazaro Almanza TKO 3 16/07/1993 New York Melville, New York, United States
Win 2-2 United States Gary Poole TKO 2 02/07/1993 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Win 4-2 United States Webster Vinson TKO 2 18/06/1993 New York White Plains, New York, United States
Win 3-0 United States Eugene Adams TKO 3 21/05/1993 New York Uniondale, New York, United States
Win -- Ed McCarroll KO 1 26/03/1993 Pennsylvania Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Win -- Frank July KO 1 19/02/1993 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States July knocked out at 0:42 of the first round.
Win 0-6 United States Charles Brooks KO 1 09/12/1992 Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Win 0-7-2 United States Don Johnson KO 1 29/11/1992 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Win 1-0 United States Nelson Garcia PTS 4 23/10/1992 New York Hauppauge, New York, United States

Amateur career[edit]

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