O’Shaquie Foster is set to protect his WBC World Super-Featherweight title against Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez at the Benito Juárez Sports Center in Cancun, Mexico. The highly-anticipated fight will happen on Saturday, October 28, and will be transmitted live worldwide on DAZN, in association with Pepe Gomez and Cancun Boxing.
Foster, who holds a record of 20-2 with 11 knockouts, declared the uninhabited belt previously this year in San Antonio, Texas. He ended up being the very first fighter to beat Rey Vargas from Mexico, winning the World champ title in his very first effort. In his maiden defense, Foster will deal with Mexican opposition Hernandez in hostile area. This will be Foster’s 4th fight in a various nation out of his last 7 matches.
On the other hand, Hernandez boasts an excellent record of 34-1 with 31 knockouts. He will have the benefit of defending the World title in his house nation of Mexico. The compelling opposition has actually been on a streak of knockout wins, protecting his 6th successive success within 6 rounds. In his latest bout, Hernandez beat Hector Garcia with a third-round bludgeoning in Monterrey this past July.
Foster revealed his enjoyment about protecting his title, mentioning, “It’s that time once again! King Shock is back in action. I’m delighted for the chance to be back in the ring and protect my title. We’re as soon as again entering into uncharted area, so I’m eager to show as soon as again that I’m the very best worldwide which I’m here to remain! Come October 28, I will control!”
Hernandez shared his beliefs, stating, “I’ve dreamed about this minute my entire life. O’Shaquie is the very best 130lbs champ. I beat him, and I reveal the world that I’m the very best in the department.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn included, “This is going to be an explosive clash in Cancun. O’Shaquie will have lots of self-confidence heading into his very first defense after beating a terrific fighter like Vargas to win the title, however Rocky is a relentless puncher that has actually been damaging everybody put in front of him and won’t take an in reverse action in attempting to attain his dream. This is a fight not to miss out on, and I anticipate yet another terrific Matchroom fight night in Mexico on October 28.”
In addition, the undercard will include Australian Heavyweight Justis Huni making his much-anticipated Matchroom launching against Andrew Tabiti. The match was initially set up to happen in New Orleans in June however was delayed due to an ankle injury suffered by Huni throughout sparring. Now, Huni (7-0 4 KOs) will lastly have the chance to display his abilities and kick-start his collaboration with Matchroom. He will deal with previous Cruiserweight World title opposition Tabiti (20-1 16 KOs) in his 2nd heavyweight bout after an effective launching against James Wilson in Saudi Arabia.
More details about ticket sales and the rest of the undercard action will be revealed quickly.