O’Shaquie Foster has responded to a call out from promoter Eddie Hearn to face newly-crowned two-weight world champion Joe Cordina.
Foster quote tweeted a tweet from the writer of this article stating that Hearn’s preferred champion for Cordina to face next is WBC titleist, O’Shaquie Foster. Foster replied with the caption “Let’s do it, we ain’t duckin’ nothing”.
Foster won his title with a unanimous decision over Rey Vargas this February and is listed on the PBC’s website which has led fans to be pessimistic about a fight between the pair materialising due to the less-than-brilliant working relationship between MR and PBC.
Foster, nevertheless, seems open to the fight, and with the other champions also being PBC and TR, this may be the easiest unification to make.
Cordina became a two-time champion with a split-decision win over Shavkat Rakhimov, with most having him winning the fight by 3-4 points. One judge disgracefully scored the contest 116-111 in favour of Rakhimov, awarding the Tajik nine rounds and all of the last five.
Hearn told reporters at the post-fight press conference that the next step will be trying to get a unification fight for Cordina this September with Cardiff City stadium a possibility. Cordina has insisted that only unifications interest him and that will be the goal of all parties.
If the Welshman cannot secure a unification, then a fight with Manchester’s Zelfa Barrett makes the most sense especially with them both being represented by Matchroom. Barrett decisioned Jason Sanchez on Saturday’s card and hopes to land a shot at Cordina next with Eddie Hearn also interested in the domestic title clash in the absence of a unification.