• Dexter Hastings

Foster in Rematch against Reid

The Birmingham Boxing Columns ‘Boxer of the Year' Brad Foster is set to defend his British title in a rematch against Lucien Reid at York Hall Bethnal Green on the 22nd February. The fight will be shown live on BT sports in the run up to the big Fury v Wilder fight in Las Vagas later that night. Foster took on Reid last September at York Hall with the judges scoring it 112-116 Reid, and the other two judges having it 114-114 making it a majority draw. This will be Foster’s third defence of the Super Bantamweight Lonsdale belt but if successful he will need to defend it one more time to win it out right due to the Majority draw. Foster (22) will travel down to East London again to take on Reid in his backyard, Reid (26) from West Ham was not happy with the previous result and as both fighters are promoted by Frank Warren the rematch was easily made. Foster won the British title against Josh Wale at the start of 2019, he then made his first title defence against Ash Lane with the super Bantamweight Commonwealth title on the line as well, Foster defended and won both belts stopping Lane in the final round after dominating the fight.

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great title fight to start the year off, Foster is proving he is a true fighting champion having all his defences on the road. I have to say it would be great to see Foster fight in Birmingham to showcase his talents to his massive home support. The fight against Reid will be a cracker I’m sure but why in London? Foster and Reid are both promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and the show is being aired live on BT sports and held at York Hall Bethnal Green East London. Now there last fight was there so why not have this one in Brum? It’s not like York Hall is a massive arena, it only holds 1200 and I’m sure they could find a venue in Birmingham or the Black Country that could accommodate this amount of fans. Walsall Town Hall, New Bingley Hall, H-Suite or if you wanted it bigger the Birmingham arena all come to mind. Thinking about it, didn’t Queensberry Promotions hold a show in Birmingham at the end of last year? That would have been the perfect time for Foster and Reid to have had a rematch, it seems that Queensberry Promotions would prefer Reid to be champion instead of Foster. In any case I’m sure the Birmingham Boxing Columns ‘Boxer of the Year' will be victorious in East London and bring the Lonsdale belt back to the Midlands and fingers crossed his next defence is in Birmingham or the Black Country.