- Brad Foster vs James Beech Jr goes Friday, July 10th at 6:00 PM EST
- Someone’s 0 has got to go but who will stay undefeated?
- Check out the odds, my fisticuffs analysis, and my prediction below
Brad Foster and James Beech Jr will vie for both the Commonwealth title as well as the British championship. Queensberry Promotions is kicking off their summer season in style with quite the 12 round bout. This prizefight emanates from the BT Sport Studio in Stratford, London. The five-fight boxing card will broadcast on BT Sport. For Beech Jr, this represents a chance to jump up to a higher tier of competition he has yet to face. For Foster, this represents an opportunity to win the Lonsdale belt outright.
Foster vs Beech Jr Odds
|James Beech Jr||+650|
Odds as of July 8
Brad Foster’s Boxing Resume
Foster has captured the Midlands, British, and Commonwealth championships at super bantamweight and is unbeaten across 14 prizefights. He also is a former multi-time kickboxing champion and has never had an amateur bout during his pugilistic endeavors. Brad Foster enters this fight on the heels of a sixth-round stoppage over Lucien Reid in their rematch (the first bout was a majority draw). Foster has fought at the British championship level in his last four outings and the bulk of his career rounds have been in championship contests.
James Beech Jr’s Viability as Underdog
Beech Jr has captured the Midlands title at super featherweight and featherweight. However, he has not competed at a tier beyond that Midlands level. Beech Jr does have good mechanics and some tools to work with though. He doubles up the jab nicely, is savvy with footwork both defensively as well as offensively, and has a crafty overhand right that he can draw adversaries into. This will also mark Beech Jr’s debut as a super bantamweight. It remains to be seen if he has diminished returns from the weight cut or if he’s truly found his optimal division.
Only 22 years old 👶
British & Commonwealth Champion 🏆
Former multi-time world kickboxing champ🦵
Has been doing key worker night shifts at Tesco 🌟
Never had an amateur fight ❌#ItsBackpic.twitter.com/prd8r13tnE
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) July 8, 2020
Both men have a dozen pro victories but the quality of resumes really read differently. Beech Jr’s record is littered with victories over guys with losing records. For example, he fought pros that had records of 9-68-2 and 7-77-0 at the time of the respective bouts. With Foster being poised to jettison to a world title level sooner rather than later it seems, it makes it hard to fathom he is still only 22 years old.
Foster vs Beech Jr Tale of the Tape
|Significant Wins||Luke Jones|
Both fighters are ecstatic to be in this position and anticipate a lot of fanfare for boxing’s return after over 100 days of dormancy. Foster headlined the last British Boxing ever before rampant event cancellations took hold and will again wave the flag in the main event role as the sweet science returns to the UK. Much like his last time out, I see him securing the victory. I see Brad Foster getting it done via stoppage inside of eight rounds when Foster vs Beech Jr throw down.
Pick: Brad Foster (-1100)
Main Card Picks for Foster vs Beech Jr
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