Brad Foster will battle Jason Cunningham at the top of a domestic title triple header bill on August 28th at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, live on BT Sport, promoter Frank Warren has announced.
Warren won the purse bid to host British and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight champion, Foster against recently-crowned European titlist, Cunningham, who upset Gamal Yafai in May.
Foster headlined the first show following the easing of the UK lockdown, defending his belts against James Beech Jr last July, before securing the vacant IBF International title with a unanimous decision victory over Alvaro Rodriguez.
“It is one of the most evenly matched fights anywhere this year, but we want to give Brad every advantage,” Warren said.
“The bill is outstanding and a big local crowd could be the difference come fight night. What a fight it will be.
“I expected Brad to be facing Gamal Yafai, but Jason was exceptional when he beat him. Brad has been in fantastic form since he signed with Queensberry and it’s hard to believe he’s only 23.”
Cacace-Woodstock, Ennis Brown-Maxwell
Elsewhere, Anthony Cacace will finally defend his British Super Featherweight title in a rescheduled clash with Lyon Woodstock.
Cacace fights for the first time since claiming the Lonsdale belt with a split decision win over Sam Bowen at the same venue in November 2019, whilst Woodstock has not fought since a points defeat to Zelfa Barrett in June 2019.
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The pair were set to meet last summer, but the bout was postponed after the champion required dental surgery and a further date in February was also shelved after the challenger tested positive for COVID-19.
Akeem Ennis Brown will make a first defence of the British and Commonwealth Super Lightweight titles he claimed against Phillip Bowes in September, when he clashes with fellow undefeated contender Sam Maxwell.
Ennis Brown and Maxwell were also scheduled to meet previously in March, but the champion was forced to pull out through injury with the challenger beating late-replacement Ben Fields over the distance.
Anthony Yarde will look to bounce back from his second professional defeat to Lyndon Arthur in December when he returns on the bill.
Yarde saw two dates with Emin Atra postponed, one in April and a second as recently as Saturday night, but the Londoner will look to get back to winning ways before a contracted rematch with Arthur later this year.
Stoke Middleweight favourite Nathan Heaney looks to extend his unbeaten record, whilst English Bantamweight champion Liam Davies will fight for the tenth time as a professional.
Yarde, Heaney and Davies are yet to have opponents confirmed.
Tickets will be on sale next week.