• Dexter Hastings

Foster Claims British Title at the age of 21

Twenty one year old Brad “The Blade” Foster took on the experience Josh “The Outlaw” Wale traveling to Wale’s home town of Barnsley in a 12 round title fight for the vacant British super Bantamweight title. Wale who had already won the English then the British Bantamweight weight titles in 2017 had moved up in weight to take on Foster for the vacant title. Foster who went into this fight unbeaten in 10 had won the super Bantamweight Midlands area title in his last fight stopping Leon Gower in the 8 the round.

Foster put on a great display beating the former EBU Bantamweight challenger over 12 rounds on a unanimous decision, bringing the Lonsdale belt back to his home town of Litchfield. This win has made Foster one of the youngest post war fighters to win the British title, beating Prince Nazism Hamid who was 21 and 7 months. Brad has beaten this by 2 months at 21 and 5 months, he will also be the youngest member of the Birmingham Boxing Column’s Hall of Fame beating Sam Eggington.

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great achievement for Brad at the age of twenty one, with only ten fights as a pro boxer behind him he has shown great determination and focus to go away from home and win the British title. With no amateur career behind him but coming from a kickboxing background he has made the transition perfectly. He has taken the opportunity’s that have been given to him and is now one of the youngest post war British Champions and I can honestly see him fighting for a European title in the next year or so. If Foster continues in his winning ways he could be fighting in world title by 24. Brad Foster is a welcome addition to the Birmingham Boxing Column’s Hall of Fame.