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O’Shaquie Foster Ready To Take Advantage Of Big Stage

O’Shaquie Foster Ready To Take Advantage Of Big Stage

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O’Shaquie Foster Ready To Take Advantage Of Big Stage

Amanda Westcott- Showtime

O’Shaquie Foster Ready To Take Advantage Of Big Stage

Coming up Saturday night in San Antonio, TX, junior lightweight contender O’Shaquie Foster gets the biggest moment of his career to date. That’s when battles former featherweight world champ Rey Vargas for the vacant WBC 130 lb. title in a Showtime/PBC main event.

And, on Thursday afternoon, the Texas native Foster, 19-2, stated to the media the obvious- he knows how important this fight is for the rest of his career.

“This means the world to me. Being in my home state, I can’t even explain the feeling. I’m just ready to go.

“I’m coming to spoil the show. I know he’s going to have the fans on his side, but by the end of the night the world is going to see what I’m really made of,” Foster said Thursday.

Not lacking for confidence, Foster went on,

“I’m not losing any sleep thinking about him (Vargas). He can talk that talk, but he better know that I’m not Mark Magsayo or any of those guys he’s fought. The strength and the speed is different.

“He’s going to feel me. Whether it’s the first round or whatever round I stop him in, or if it goes all 12 rounds, he’s going to take a beating the whole time.”

Hear our insider Dan Rafael and me breaking down Vargas-Foster on the latest “Big Fight Weekend Preview” podcast by clicking below,

Foster is referring to Vargas’ 12 round decision win over Magsayo last July that improved him to 36-0, as he captured the WBC featherweight championship. And, that bout was in the same setting as Saturday, the Alamodome.

However, for his bravado, Foster hasn’t faced much in the way of world class competition. For example, Vargas previously held the WBC’s junior featherweight crown and defended it five times in four and a half years before vacating to move up and challenge at Featherweight.

Still, Foster has won nine fights in a row since his second career loss back July 2016 and that helped him get the shot at the vacant crown Saturday.

“My confidence never left after I lost a fight. All I needed to do was focus and dedicate myself to my craft. I always felt like I was one of the most talented fighters, I just needed to put in the work. And that’s what we did.” 

Now we’ll see if that confidence and his preparation will help him pull the upset Saturday night.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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