The British, Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight title fight between Brad Foster and Jason Cunningham scheduled for August 28 in Birmingham has been postponed.
Foster announced the news on social media today that he was withdrawing from the fight due to injury.
“Absolutely gutted I’m going to have to withdraw from my biggest fight for the European on the 28th due to injury,” said the British and Commonwealth champion.
“I was so happy that Frank Warren had won the purse bids for my European title fight and was giving me my first home fight in Birmingham since becoming a champion. It’s not something I can work through. I’ve been told by doctors I must rest up completely.
“The good news is that the fight will be rescheduled later on this year. I don’t know when where yet but once I’m allowed to train, I will be on it. And to bring that title back to the Midlands to add to my others! Apologies to everyone.”
Cunningham, who won the European title with a sparkling performance against Gamal Yafai in May gave his response to the news.
“Gutted to hear Foster’s pulled out injured. I wish him a speedy recovery. I’m in the form of my life and just want to push on with my career. Was originally scheduled to box on the [Josh] Warrington card. I’m now back available if there’s an opportunity.”
Queensberry Promotions, who are staging the show at the Arena Birmingham, haven’t released any news themselves of the fight postponement so one can only assume that the August 28 show will still go ahead. Their ‘Night of Champions’ card still features Akeem Ennis-Brown defending his British and Commonwealth super-lightweight titles against Sam Maxwell. Anthony Cacace too will defend his British super-featherweight title against Lyon Woodstock. There are spots on the card as well for Anthony Yarde, Nathan Heaney, Liam Davies, Eithan James, Willo Hayden and Ezra Taylor.
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