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O'Shaquie Foster defends WBC Junior Lightweight title after fight stopped in the 12th round

In a boxing match full of action, O'Shaquie Foster prevailed over Eduardo Hernandez to retain the WBC junior lightweight title after knocking him down twice.

Foster dropped Hernandez to the canvas on two separate occasions and even though he was able to beat the count both times, the referee called the fight in the 12th and awarded Foster with a TKO.

“With the comeback knockout, I rate [the performance] an ‘A,’” Foster told DAZN.

“I really wasn’t too satisfied with my performance. But it was a fun fight. I had a lot of fun in there.”

That doesn't tell the whole story, though, as Hernandez was ahead on two of three judges scorecards when the fight was called in favour of Foster.

The two boxers were very evenly matched and Foster was warned twice for excessive holding inside the first three rounds.

Foster was particularly effective with his counter right hands but Hernandez was still able to apply near-constant pressure.

“I didn’t think we were down but we knew we had to knock him out. ’Shock’ went out there and did it,” said Bobby Benton, head trainer for Foster as well as WBC junior welterweight titlist Regis Prograis.

In terms of who he would like to face next, Foster was emphatic: "Cordina."

“I want the winner of Cordina and Edwin. That’s what we should have next. Let’s unify.”

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