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AUTHENTICATED KICKBOXING RECORD

As of 06 August 1990

Revised: 24 September 2011



 BILL “Superfoot” WALLACE

 

Born: 01 December 1945

Citizenship: United States

Birthplace: Portland, IN, USA

Height: 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 meters)

 

KICKBOXING RECORD

 

Total

Wins

Losses

Draws

No Contests

Knockouts

Kick-Knockouts

Experimental Rules

5

5

0

0

0

3

2

Full-Contact Rules

16

16

0

0

0

7

0

STAR SUMMARY RECORD

21

21

0

0

0

10

2

SUMMARY TOTALS

21

21

0

0

0

10

2

 

 

 

RING STATISTICS

 

Championship

Career

Qualifying Bouts

13

21

Rounds-Fought Average

6.3

5.4

Knockout Average

53.9%

47.6%

Kick-Knockout Average

7.7%

9.5%

 

 

ORIGIN OF NICKNAME

Dubbed “Superfoot” by manager/PKA President Don Quine after he saw a sign for “super foot long hot dogs” at a Lakers basketball game.  The moniker references the fact that, owing to a 1967 judo injury to his right knee, Wallace only kicked with his left leg, often in single-leg side kick/hook kick/round kick combinations.  Wallace’s left-leg kicks were clocked at speeds in excess of 60 mph.

 

 

SPECIALTY FIGHTING SKILLS

Left-leg multiple kicks on the outside, left hook on the inside in combination with an elusive defense.

 

 

KICKBOXING TITLES

STAR Historic Undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion (167 lbs / 75.9 kg – Without Clinch-Fighting)

PKA Middleweight World Champion (165 lbs / 75.0 kg, 169.9 lbs / 77.2 kg – Experimental, Full-Contact)

First Super Middleweight World Champion (165 lbs / 75.0 kg – Experimental)

 

 

Date

Result

Weight

Opponent

Location

Method

Round

Sanction

Rules

Promoter

Corroboration

W-L-D,

KO,KKO

Titles – Notes

1990 Aug 06

EXB

Unlimited

Joe Lewis *1

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel Casino

Stateline, NV, USA

MAJORITY DRAW

7

ISKA

Full-Contact

Karyn Turner

S

PPV,

ESPN-TV

10,15

21-0-0,10,2

Exhibition with Non-Binding Decision

1985 Aug 10

WIN

169.9 lbs

Joe Corley *2

Beat Street Plaza

Atlanta, GA, USA

DECISION

3

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Abernathy

S

ESPN-TV

13,14

21-0-0,10,2

Rematch to Commemorate Tenth Anniversary of the Sport’s First World Title Defense

1980 Jun 08

WIN

169.9 lbs

“Bob” Robert Biggs

Anderson, IN, USA

DECISION

12

PKA

Full-Contact

Glenn Keeney, Don & Judy Quine

S

CBS-TV

1,2,3,4

20-0-0,10,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 11th Defense

(Vacates PKA Middleweight World Title on 1980 Jul 01)

1980 May 24

WIN

169.9 lbs

Tom Georgiades

Denver, CO, USA

KO

2

PKA

Unreported

S

2,3

19-0-0,10,2

1980 Mar 01

WIN

169.9 lbs

Raymond McCallum

Myriad Convention Center

Oklahoma City, OK, USA

DECISION

5

PKA

Full-Contact

Unreported

S

2,3

18-0-0,9,2

1980 Feb 02

WIN

169.9 lbs

Steve Mackey

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

5

PKA

Full-Contact

Don Haynes,

Steve Shepherd

S

2,3

17-0-0,9,2

1978 Jul 18

WIN

170.0 lbs

Daryl Tyler

Monte Carlo, MONACO

TKO

6

PKA

Full-Contact

Don & Judy Quine, Jugla, Counil

S

1, 2,3

16-0-0,9,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 10th Defense

1978 Jun 05

WIN

170.0 lbs

Ralph Hollett

Halifax, NS, CANADA

DECISION

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Maloney

S

2,3

15-0-0,8,2

1978 Apr 08

WIN

170.0 lbs

Glen Mehlmen

Miami, FL, USA

DECISION

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Steve Beattie

S

2,3

14-0-0,8,2

1978 Mar 11

WIN

170.0 lbs

Emilio Narvaez

Providence, RI, USA

DECISION

9

PKA

Full-Contact

George Pesare

S

CBS-TV

1,2,3,4,9

13-0-0,8,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 9th Defense

1977 Nov 28

WIN

170.0 lbs

Burnis White

Honolulu, HI, USA

DECISION

9

PKA

Full-Contact

Kip Russo

S

1, 2,3

12-0-0,8,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 8th Defense

1977 Oct 08

WIN

170.0 lbs

Pat Worley

Indianapolis, IN, USA

KO

2

PKA

Full-Contact

Don & Judy Quine

S

CBS-TV

1,2,3,4

11-0-0,8,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 7th Defense

1977 Sep 10

WIN

170.0 lbs

Herbie Thompson

Miami, FL, USA

TKO

2

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Charles Allen

S

2,3

10-0-0,7,2

1977 May 21

WIN

170.0 lbs

Ron Thiveridge

Providence, RI, USA

TKO

6

PKA

Full-Contact

Hee Il Cho

S

1,2,3

9-0-0,6,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 6th Defense

1977 Apr 23

WIN

170.0 lbs

“Blinky” William Rodriguez *3

Hilton Hotel Casino

Las Vegas, NV, USA

DECISION

9

PKA

Full-Contact

Don & Judy Quine

S

CBS-TV

1,2,3

8-0-0,5,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 5th Defense

1976 Oct 01

WIN

170.0 lbs

Gary Edens

Los Angeles, CA, USA

DECISION

9

PKA

Full-Contact

Howard Hanson,

Don & Judy Quine

S

CBS-TV

1,2,3,4

7-0-0,5,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 4th Defense

1976 May 29

WIN

170.0 lbs

Daniel Richer *4

Toronto, ON, CANADA

TKO

3

PKA

Full-Contact

Jong Soo Park

S

1,2,3,12

6-0-0,5,2

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 3rd Defense

1976 Apr 26

WIN

170.0 lbs

Dieter Herdel *5,*7

Paris, FRANCE

KICK-KO

(hook kick)

1

(0:44)

NONE

Experimental

Unreported

S

2,3

5-0-0,4,2

1976 Mar 13

WIN

170.0 lbs

Jem Echollas *5

Las Vegas, NV, USA

KICK-TKO

(round kick/cross/hook)

2

PKA

Experimental

Don & Judy Quine

S

TV Syndication

1,2,3

4-0-0,3,1

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 2nd Defense

1975 May 03

WIN

165.0 lbs

“Gentleman” Joe Corley *5,*8

The Omni

Atlanta, GA, USA

TKO

9

(1:31)

PKA

Experimental

Joe Corley

S

1,2,3,5,6,

11,14

3-0-0,2,0

Retains PKA Middleweight World Title – 1st Defense

Sport’s First World Title Defense

1974 Sep 14

WIN

165.0 lbs

Daniel Richer *5,*6,*9

ABC Wide World of Entertainment

Los Angeles Sports Arena

Los Angeles, CA, USA

DECISION

3

PKA

Experimental

Mike Anderson

S

ABC-TV

1,2,3,4,7,8,14

2-0-0,1,0

Establishes PKA Middleweight World Title

STAR Historic Recognition as Undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion

1974 Sep 14

WIN

165.0 lbs

Bernd Grothe *5,*6,*10

ABC Wide World of Entertainment

Los Angeles Sports Arena

Los Angeles, CA, USA

TKO

3

PKA

Experimental

Mike Anderson

S

ABC-TV

1,2,3,4,7,8

1-0-0,1,0

 

LEGEND


KICKBOXING

Any stand-up combative sport where competitors fight with kicks and punches for a knockout or multi-judge decision over scheduled rounds divided by rest periods. Throughout the 1980s, the STAR System World Kickboxing Ratings strictly distinguished between kickboxing which prohibited clinch-fighting and muay Thai which permitted clinch-fighting. STAR regarded kickboxing and muay Thai as different sports. Since that era, combative sports have become more broadly divided between kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Sanctioning bodies have embraced competition and established kickboxing titles under multiple rule formats. For the sake of the historic record, all prominent rule formats have been indicated within ring record compilations.

 

Predominant Kickboxing Rule Formats

            Without Clinch-Fighting

INTERNATIONAL – low kicks and footsweeps allowed, no clinch-fighting, no throws (i.e. freestyle, boxe française savate, WKA style)

FULL-CONTACT – no striking below the waist, no clinch-fighting, no throws, minimum or continual kick requirement (i.e. full-contact karate, American kickboxing, PKA style)

 

            Clinch-Fighting Optional

EXPERIMENTAL – variable rule schemes from the early formative period of kickboxing (i.e. USKA, WSMAC, NKL), or special negotiated rules to enable a mix-match between contestants from otherwise different combative sports (i.e. kickboxer versus muay Thai fighter)

 

            With Clinch-Fighting

ASIAN – low kicks and sweeps allowed, knees to body and legs allowed, limited clinch-fighting allowed, no throws (i.e. K-1, modified muay Thai, muay Euro, Japanese kick-boxing)

CHINESE – low kicks and sweeps allowed, knees to body and legs allowed, limited clinch-fighting allowed, throws and takedowns allowed (i.e. san shou, sanda)

THAI – low kicks allowed, knee and elbow strikes allowed, clinch-fighting permitted, no throws, scoring based on classic techniques (i.e. muay Thai, Thai boxing)

 

Sanctioning Groups

Official Outcomes

ISKA – International Sport Karate Association

DECISION – three judges score for the winner

PKA – Professional Karate Association

MAJORITY DECISION – two judges score for the winner

STAR – Standardized Tournaments And Ratings System

SPLIT DECISION – two judges score for the winner, one for the loser

 

DRAW – the judges score for both contestants evenly

 

MAJORITY DRAW – two judges score evenly

 

SPLIT DRAW – one judge scores for each contestant, one even

 

TDRAW – technical draw (fight stopped without basis for a decision)

 

KO – knockout

 

KICK-KO (KKO) – kick-knockout

 

KICK-TKO(TKKO) – technical kick-knockout

 

TKO – technical knockout

 

NO-CONTEST – outcome officially set aside

 

NO-DECISION – competitive bout conducted without judges

 

M-WIN – official draw or no-decision in which the contemporaneous media sports reporters express a dominant opinion about who won














 

STAR Equalization Findings

For purposes of world-rated kickboxing competition and record keeping, STAR equalization findings differentiated between amateur and professional bouts, excluded bouts from other related combative sports (boxing, muay Thai, grappling), as well as arbitrated any peculiarities that occurred in the early and unruly era of kickboxing’s rapidly changing rules and uneven standards for fair competition. The STAR System had no interest in advancing one competitor over another and never interfered with a competitor’s official kickboxing record beyond the aforementioned distinctions.

 

*1

Wallace v Lewis: The sport’s first Pay-Per-View broadcast. Although officially an exhibition, ISKA judges brought in scores of 67-67, 67-67 and 67-66 for Wallace. At age 46, Lewis weighed 199 pounds; at age 45, Wallace weighed 166 pounds. Wallace and Lewis were good friends. Wallace earned $25,000; Lewis $17,500.

*2

Wallace v Corley-2: This bout was originally intended as an out-of-retirement exhibition but local press pressured the fighters into an actual bout. Wallace and Corley had become close friends since their first bout. Although the contact was real, both fighters admitted that neither was aggressively trying to knock out the other. Scores: 30-26, 30-27, 30-27 for Wallace.

*3

Wallace v Rodriguez: Competition conducted inside a boxing ring wearing boxing gloves.  Standard PKA rules: boxing gloves, no striking below the waist, minimum kicks required per round. Minimum kick requirement was raised to 8 per round.

*4

Wallace v Richer-2: In a February 1985 Fighting Stars magazine survey of veteran ring watchers, this bout was identified by karate master S. Henry Cho as the best kickboxing bout he ever saw.

*5

Wallace v Herdel, v Echollas, v Corley: Competition conducted on an open mat wearing Safe-T equipment.  2 minute rounds.

*6

Wallace v Grothe: The 3-punch rule prohibits more than three consecutive punches without a kick.

*7

Wallace v Herdel: Dieter Herdel sometimes reported as Greg Hertel.

*8

Wallace v Corley: First ever world title defense. 12,000 spectators. New rules raise world title bouts to 9 by 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest periods. A minimum kick requirement of 6 per round replaces the 3-punch rule. Wallace and Corley each earned $7,000.

*9

Wallace v Richer-1: 10,000 spectators: The 3-punch rule prohibits more than three consecutive punches without a kick. Wallace earned $2,000. Broadcast over ABC-TV’s “Wide World of Entertainment” on 27 December 1974 at 11:30 p.m.

*10

Wallace v Grothe: Under the rules, this TKO resulted from a throw and single follow-up punch while down. Bout is sometimes misreported as a TKO in round two owing to a typo on Wallace’s record as issued by PKA Headquarters in 1980.

 

Corroboration

1

Corcoran, John (December 1994).The Martial Arts Sourcebook, Perennial, Harper Collins, Chapter 8

2

Corcoran, John and Farkas, Emil (1983). Martial Arts: Traditions, History, People, Gallery Books, W.H. Smith Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 262-267, 271-276, 280-281, 392

3

Corcoran, John (November 1980). “Superfoot Says Sayonara: End of an Era”,KICK Illustrated magazine, CFW Enterprises, Inc., Hollywood, CA, USA,

pp. 26-31

4

Official Karate magazine (Feb 1975-Aug 1980). Charlton Publications, Inc., New York, NY, USA

5

MacLaughlin, Bob (Nov-Dec 1975). “A World Title and the Pressures of History: Joe Corley versus Bill Wallace”, Professional Karatemagazine,

pp. 10-17, 55-56

6

Vasquez, Alan (August 1976). “One Year Later: JOE CORLEY Reflects on His Bout against BILL WALLACE,” Official Karate Special: Fighting Champions magazine, Charlton Publications, Inc., New York, NY, USA, p. 64

7

MacLaughlin, Bob (Winter 1975). “… and then there were four: World Professional Karate Championships”,  Professional Karate magazine, p. 10

8

“Contact Karate Hit TV Viewers” (Jan 1975). Black Belt magazine, magazine (digitized by Google Books), Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA,

pp. 54, 58. Retrieved on 1 July 2011.

9

“The Two Sides of Providence” (Summer 1978). The World Journal Martial Arts magazine, p. 11

10

Wallace, Bill (December 1990). “Wallace vs. Lewis: A Blow-by-Blow from Lake Tahoe”, Black Belt magazine (digitized by Google Books), p. 12. Retrieved on 1 July 2011.

11

Vasquez, Alan (Oct 1975). “Wallace vs. Corley and the Battle of Atlanta”, Official Karate magazine, Charlton Publications, Inc., New York, NY, USA,

pp. 28-31, 58-60

12

“Celebrity Survey: It Was the Best Fight I Ever Saw!” (February 1985). Fighting Stars magazine, Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA,

pp. 53-55, 60-61, 64

13

Coleman, Jim (Feb 1990). “Ringside with Joe Corley”, Black Belt magazine (digitized by Google Books), Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA,

pp. 30-34, 96. Retrieved on 19 July 2011.

14

Wallace, Bill (May 1990). “Wallace vs. Corley: Round Two”, Black Belt magazine (digitized by Google Books), Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA,  p. 12. Retrieved on 19 July 2011.

15

Administrative Inquiry (7 July 2011). Personal email testimonial by Karyn Turner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Video Links (availability subject to change)

Video 1

Bill Wallace v Daniel Richer & Bernd Grothe (1974)

Video 2

Bill Wallace v Jem Echollas & Emilio Narvaez clips (1976, 1978)

Video 3

Bill Wallace v Dieter Herdel (1976)

Video 4

Bill Wallace v Ray McCallum (1980)

Video 5

Bill Wallace-Ray McCallum clip within various bouts (1980)

Video 6

Bill Wallace v Robert Biggs (1980)

Video 7

Bill Wallace & Joe Lewis exhibition (1990)

 

Other References

·         Wallace, Bill (April 2005).The Best of Bill Wallace, Black Belt Communications, Burbank, CA (ISBN 0897501462)

·         Gibson, Adam and Wallace, Bill (January 27, 2004). Competitive Karate: Featuring the Superfoot System, 1st edition, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL (ISBN 0736044922)

·         Wallace, Bill (January 1987). The Ultimate Kick, Unique Publications, Hollywood, CA (ISBN 0865680884)

·         Wallace, Bill (November 1981).Dynamic Kicking & Stretching, Unique Publications, Hollywood, CA (ISBN 0865680183)

·         Corcoran, John (April 1980). “Wallace Announces Retirement”, Inside Kung-Fu magazine, CFW Enterprises, Inc., Hollywood, CA, USA, p. 8

·         CBS-TV (1976-1980). USA

·         Schroeder, Charles Roy and Wallace, Bill (July 1976).Karate: Basic Concepts and Skills, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, MA (ISBN 0201068370)

·         ABC-TV’s “Wide World of Entertainment” (Dec 1974). USA