Foster Jr to make first defence since Kirakosyan fight
STEPHEN FOSTER JR will make the first defence of his European super-featherweight on Hatton Promotions first promotion of 2011.
His opponent will be mandatory contender Ermano Fegatilli in the Premier Suite ay Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Saturday February 26.
Foster Jr, 30, scored one of the world’s best knockouts this year when he sparked Levan Kirakosyan to win his title in October.
He said: “I couldn’t believe it when I won the title, but I had better start because I have got a big fight coming up.
“I was really close to packing in, but since I signed with Ricky Hatton everything has gone great and I have been buzzing in the gym.
“Even when I wasn’t boxing in 2009, I was still in the gym working hard and everything has come together this year with four wins.”
Fegatilli, 26, has won 22 of his 26 fights and is on a eight fight winning streak stretching back to August 2008.
Ricky Hatton added: “It is a great way for Hatton Promotions to start 2011 with a top class title fight.
“Steve is a close friend of mine and to now be promoting his fights and helping him succeed gives me an even bigger buzz.”
The undercard of this spectacular show being televised live by Sky Sports will be announced later this month.
Hatton Promotions latest talent stacked show is certain to sell-out but you can get your tickets £75 (Ringside), £55 and £35 from 0161 775 7500, www.ticketline.co.uk. There is limited number of corporate packages – price on request.