Hours before the most anticipated rematch in years — Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury — Lucien Reid and Brad Foster will settle a score of their own.
Foster will defend his Commonwealth and British super bantamweight titles in a 12-round rematch Saturday from London’s York Hall on a card promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.
Foster and Reid fought last September, with Foster retaining his titles via majority draw in a pitched battle that saw both men cut. In the co-feature, 19-year-old bantamweight sensation Dennis “The Menace” McCann (5-0, 4 KOs) will face Pablo Narvaez in a six-rounder.
Foster-Reid II will headline a scheduled six-fight card beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT live on ESPN+.
Foster (11-0-2, 4 KOs) won the British super bantamweight title with a points verdict over Josh Wale in March 2019, then added the Commonwealth belt to his collection two months later with a 12th-round TKO over Ashley Lane. Reid (8-0-2, 4 KOs) appeared to have done enough to defeat Foster last September, but after 12 rounds, two of the judges scored it even. The London native hopes to gain revenge in one of the new year’s most anticipated all-British tilts.
In other action on ESPN+:
In a 10-round eliminator for the British super middleweight title, Kody Davies (10-0, 3 KOs) will face the hard-hitting Umar Sadiq (9-1, 6 KOs), winner of three straight by knockout.
Former UK amateur standout Henry Turner (1-0, 0 KOs) will take the next step in a four-round super lightweight test against durable Welshman Rhys Saunders (3-22-1, 1 KO).
Willy “Braveheart” Hutchinson (10-0,7 KOs) will fight an opponent to be named in an eight-round light heavyweight bout.
Lightweight prospect Sam Noakes (2-0, 2 KOs), a promising 22-year-old puncher, will fight Des Newton (8-14, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder.