Frank Warren promotes at York Hall, Bethnal Green this Friday night, with Brad Foster returning from defeat last time out to face Ionut Baluta, with the vacant WBC International super bantamweight title on offer.
BT Sport televise Foster vs Baluta live in the UK, and the main event is slated for ten rounds.
Lichfield-based Foster (14-1-2, 5 KOs) will be looking to get back on track after being edged out by Jason Cunningham in Birmingham in November last year.
On that evening, ’The Blade’ put his British and Commonwealth titles on the line, and the contest was a scrappy one, which could have gone either way.
The 24-year-old was unable to add the Doncaster man’s European strap, as he lost by a point on two cards, marking his first professional defeat.
He now steps into continental class once again after taking vacant the IBF International belt in March last year, but it will be a tough test against Baluta (14-3, 3 KOs).
The Romanian, who resides in Spain has a great engine, and has never been stopped, holding some decent names on his record.
The 28-year-old has an eight round points win over former world champion, TJ Doheny in 2020, and last time out, he took Michael Conlan the distance, only losing via majority decision, by one point on one card, and gaining a draw on another.
Prediction: Foster was unfortunate to meet someone that didn’t gel with his style last time out, and has selected a tricky comeback opponent in Baluta. As long as he can negotiate the first four rounds, I think the home favourite can take a clear win on the cards.
Cain clashes with Moreno
Hot prospect Andrew Cain (9-0, 8 KOs), fresh off a 19 second knockout win in his last bout, defends the vacant WBC International Silver super bantamweight title that he won in that victory over Pablo Ariel Gomez, against Mexico’s Luis Moreno.
Moreno (10-2, 6 KOs) has only been stopped once, and took Dennis McCann all eight rounds in March last year, although he was decked during the contest.
Prediction: I fancy Cain to get the job done inside schedule in this one.
Super featherweight, Charles Frankham (5-0, 2 KOs) should remain unbeaten, but may need all six rounds for the win over Sandeep Singh Bhatti (6-3), while his brother Joshua Frankham (5-0, 2 KOs) can do the same in his four rounder at welterweight against Des Newton (8-24, 2 KOs).
Featherweight hope, Raven Chapman (2-0, 1 KO) may need the distance to take care of Gabriella Mezei (11-29-5, 3 KOs) on her Queensberry Promotions debut and at welterweight, Micky Burke Jr (5-0, 2 KOs) can stop Ivica Gogosevic (12-42-2, 5 KOs) before the end of their six rounder.
🥊 @ravenchapman01 will make her Queensberry debut Friday Night at London’s iconic York Hall! Expect big things from her!
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) May 16, 2022
Adan Mohamed (4-0, 1 KO) can take his four round super bantamweight affair with Stefan Nicolae (3-32-2, 1 KO) inside schedule, while Sean Noakes, older brother of fellow Queensberry fighter, Sam Noakes makes his debut, and the welterweight will likely need all four rounds to win against Naeem Ali (2-86-1, 1 KO).