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Three Possible Next Opponents for O’Shaquie Foster

Three Possible Next Opponents for O'Shaquie Foster

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Three Possible Next Opponents for O’Shaquie Foster

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Three Possible Next Opponents for O’Shaquie Foster

O’Shaquie Foster (22-2, 12 KOs) needed a late rally in order to emerge victorious against a game opponent on February 16.

The reigning WBC super featherweight champion kept his belt with a split decision win over Abraham Nova (23-2, 16 KOs). While one judge saw it 114-113 for Nova, the other two had it 116-111 and 115-112 for Foster. The bout headlined a Feb. 16 Top Rank Boxing event at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City, NY. Following his victory, Big Fight Weekend looks at three possible opponents for Foster’s next fight.

Three Possible Next Opponents for O’Shaquie Foster

Robson Conceição

The last time Robson Conceição (17-2-1, 8 KOs, 1 NC) fought, he was involved in a competitive bout against Emanuel Navarrete that ended in a draw. In addition to having a #2 ranking with the WBC, he also fights under the Top Rank banner. This would be a relatively easy fight to make as Foster is also with Top Rank.

Lamont Roach Jr.

The reigning WBA super featherweight champion, Lamont Roach Jr. (24-1-1, 9 KOs), won the belt with a split decision win over Hector García. Both men have been bickering with each other on X (formerly Twitter) in recent weeks and seem ready to face each other in the ring. Roach has fought on a Top Rank event before. In 2019, he lost a unanimous decision to then-WBO champion Jamel Herring. Now, however, both fighters fight under different promotional banners. To have them face off would require some co-promotional work.

Winner of Óscar Valdez-Liam Wilson

On March 29, Óscar Valdez (31-2, 23 KOs) takes on Liam Wilson (13-2, 7 KOs) in Glendale, AZ. Given that they are fighting just a month after Foster, the winner of this bout could take on the WBC champion, provided they come out with no serious injuries. Valdez has had several fights with Top Rank, while Wilson has shown a willingness to work with the company. If either wins, they could look forward to a clash with Foster.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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