A Lichfield boxer has earned the chance to bring the Lonsdale belt back to the city, his manager has claimed.
Brad Foster will take on James Beech Jnr in a televised bout on 10th July.
Manager PJ Rowson said the fight was a chance for Foster to continue his journey to the top.
“Other fighters jump up and down trying to get the spotlight without achieving anywhere near what Brad has achieved – he has earned this chance by winning big fights against the odds.
“This has already been a great journey and I don’t know where it’s going to end.
“Brad gets better and better every time I see him. He wants to learn, he wants to keep improving and I really do believe that he will challenge for a world title.”PJ Rowson
Although the 22-year-old’s fight will be live on BT Sport, fans won’t be able to attend the bout due to coronavirus restrictions.
But Rowson said the huge TV audience was a chance for Foster to showcase his skills to fans around the world.
“Everyone has been waiting for boxing to return – and it’s not just boxing fans who will be tuning in.
“There are no Premier League games on that day and no other major televised events, so if people want to watch live sport, they will have to watch Brad.
“It’s a shame for all of his supporters that they can’t be there. He has massive support from Lichfield, Birmingham and across the Midlands, but at least they will be able to tune in to watch him.”PJ Rowson
The bout will see Foster face off against Walsall’s Beech Jnr.
The 23-year-old has won Midlands belts at super-featherweight and and featherweight.
And Rowson believes he will provide a stern test.
“He’s proved himself as a championship level fighter by winning regional titles at two weights.
“We know he’s going to give everything to get his hands on Brad’s belts.”PJ Rowson