The WBC World Super-Featherweight title defense in between O’Shaquie Foster and Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez will happen at the Benito Juárez Sports Center in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday October 28. The occasion will be transmitted live worldwide on DAZN, in association with Pepe Gomez and Cancun Boxing.
Foster, who presently holds a record of 20-2 with 11 knockouts, made the uninhabited belt in February by beating Rey Vargas on points in San Antonio, Texas. This success made him the very first fighter to beat Vargas and declare the World champion in his very first effort. Although Foster is dealing with Mexican opposition when again, this time on hostile ground, he stays unfazed as he has actually formerly combated in 3 other nations in his last 7 bouts.
On the other hand, Hernandez (34-1 31 KOs) will have the chance to fight for a World title on his house grass. The opposition, understood for his effective punches, has actually been on a winning streak, with his last 6 success visiting method of knockout within 6 rounds. In his latest fight in July, Hernandez stopped Hector Garcia in the 3rd round in Monterrey.
Expressing his enjoyment for the upcoming match, Foster specified, “It’s that time once again! King Shock is back in action. I’m thrilled for the chance to be back in the ring and safeguard my title.” He likewise included, “We’re when again entering into uncharted area, so I’m excited to show when again that I’m the very best on the planet which I’m here to remain! Come October 28, I will control!”
Hernandez, who has actually imagined this minute his entire life, sees Foster as the very best champ in the 130lbs department. He with confidence specified, “I beat him, and I reveal the world that I’m the very best in the department.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn discussed the upcoming clash, explaining it as an explosive fight in Cancun. He highlighted Foster’s self-confidence as an outcome of beating Vargas, however likewise acknowledged Hernandez’s remarkable knockout record and decision to attain his dream. Hearn anticipates another mind-blowing Matchroom fight night in Mexico on October 28.
In addition to the centerpiece, the undercard will include Australian Heavyweight Justis Huni making his long-awaited Matchroom launching against Andrew Tabiti. The bout was initially arranged for June in New Orleans, however it needed to be delayed due to an ankle injury sustained by Huni throughout sparring.
Huni, with a record of 7-0 with 4 knockouts, will have the chance to display his abilities in the United States for the very first time. He signed a two-year handle Hearn in February and aspires to begin his collaboration with Matchroom. His challenger, Tabiti (20-1 16 KOs), is a previous Cruiserweight World title opposition who just recently went up to the Heavyweight department. Tabiti’s initially fight at Heavyweight was an effective one, beating James Wilson in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in August 2022.