British super Bantamweight champion Brad Foster (21) has now added the super Bantamweight Commonwealth title to his collection after stopping Ashley Lane (28) in the final round of there title fight. Both belts were on the line as the two champions went to war on the undercard of “King of Herts” show headlined by Billy Joe Saunders and aired live on BT sports. Foster from Litchfield dominated the early part of the fight and had Lane on the floor in the first round. Lane fought back hard and going into the final round he had closed the gap. In the final round Lane was caught with a low blow which he took 1 minute to recover from, he continued but was then caught by a big right hand by Foster just near the end of the fight. Lane managed to answer the standing eight count but the ref stopped the fight with only 2 seconds of the left.
Brad took to social media after and wrote this “Got the Job done Last Night!British and Commonwealth Champion yeeeharr! Magical night for me being live on BT Sports. Big loves to the barmy army that came to support me yesterday love.
Big up to my sponsors helping out on the journey-ORJ Solicitors ,S.Hutchings Grab&Hire , M&B Demolition , Tyres R Us (Erdington), Peak Supps and Shakespeare Pharmaceuticals Massive Respect to my opponent Ash lane , top respectful bloke and top fighter , I’m sure he will be back! Dexter’s Thoughts
All I can say is wow! In two short months Brad “The Blade" Foster has acquired the British and Commonwealth super Bantamweight titles at the age of 21. The young fighter has managed to do this in just 12 fights and holds a unbeaten record with the only blemish a draw against Brett Fidoe. He has signed with Frank Warren Promotions which will propel him into the national and world lime light and I guess the next step could either being winning the Lonsdale belt out right or going for the European title. What ever Brad and his team choose to do I’m sure youngest Birmingham boxing column Hall of Famer will be victorious, we could even be looking at a potential world champion.