Foster-Beech fight will kick off Queensberry Promotions' summer season
BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch British title fight between champion Brad Foster (12-0-2, 5KOs) and challenger James Beech Jr (12-0, 2KOs) on the same day in history that boxing legend Jake LaMotta was born in New York in 1922:
The bout takes place on July 10
It takes place at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford
12 three-minute rounds at the super-bantamweight limit
The British and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles are up for grabs
UK fight fans can expect the pair to make their ringwalks any time between 8pm-9pm (GMT)
Coverage will start at 7pm live and exclusive on BT Sport
Hamzah Sheeraz (10-0, 6KOs) will defend his WBO European super welterweight title for the first time to Scot Paul Kean (12-1, 1KO).
The 27-year-old challenger from Dundee is a Celtic and Scottish Area super welterweight titlist, but 21-year-old Sheeraz from Ilford is on top form after stopping all four of his opponents in 2019.
Everything you ever need to know about Foster vs Beech Jr can be found HERE
Press Conference Quotes
Brad Foster: “It’s a massive opportunity for me and I can change my life if I get the win on Friday.”
James Beech Jr: “I’ve put in more work for this fight than I have for any other fight. I’ll be the fittest I’ve ever been.”
Frank Warren: “Our opening show on July 10 is just for starters and we will be looking to go bigger and better as we move along in our summer season that will see us deliver at least five TV shows.”
More quotes HERE
Kieran Gething, Welsh Area super lightweight champion: "I feel Brad Foster will have a little too much experience and know-how for Beech. It would be a big step up for him if he did pull it off though!"
Predictions for Foster vs Beech Jr can be found HERE
Brad Foster elevated his profile enormously when he set the record straight against rival Lucien Reid in their February rematch to successfully retain his British and Commonwealth titles.
The pair fought to a furious draw in their first meeting, with challenger Reid walking away angry and disappointed at the result, but Foster corrected a few footwork problems to stop the fight after round six in the return.
The Walsall-born champion hailed it as the greatest night of his pro boxing career and now aims to win the Lonsdale belt outright against his third challenger, James Beech Jr.
Also born in Walsall, now residing in Bloxwich, Beech Jr is a two-weight Midlands Area champion, having won the honours at super featherweight and featherweight.
Now the 23-year-old steps up from Area to National level in a fight where he will certainly be going in as the underdog, especially as he has never weighed in under 122lbs before in his three-year pro career. In 2018, he tipped the scales at 122 ¼ lbs to face unbeaten Paul Gidney (3-0), outpointing him 78-75 over eight rounds.
A graduate of Pleck Boxing Club, James’ dad, Jimmy, was also a pro, operating between 1999 and 2008, winning 10 from 31 fights.
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Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport
Brad Foster vs James Beech Jr
12x3 British & Commonwealth bantamweight titles
Hamzah Sheeraz vs Paul Kean
10x3 WBO European super welterweight title
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4x3 heavyweight contest
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4x3 lightweight contest
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4x3 lightweight contest