Oh a performance to remember, as O`Shaquie Foster successfully defended his WBC Silver belt, with a recipe for a UD leading to just desserts topping in Hell`s Kitchen.
DiBella Entertainment (DBE) debuted its long-running Broadway Boxing series at Terminal 5, in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, NY. The 112th edition of the series was streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the digital subscription service for combat sports.
In the main event, world ranked super featherweight contender O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster defended his WBC Silver title for the first time, cruising to a 10-round unanimous decision against Puerto Rican Alberto Mercado. Foster, 129.9 lbs., of Houston, TX, spent much of the contest using feints to then catch Mercado, 129.4 lbs., of Humacao, Puerto Rico, with quick counters upstairs.
A patient Foster picked his shots well and showed excellent precise timing to land with maximum impact and efficiency. When backed against the ropes in round six, Foster found the space to land short right hooks to the body to weaken his rival. Clearly hurt, Mercado’s legs were rubbery in the seventh and Foster wisely continued to dig downstairs. Outboxing Mercado in the closing rounds, Foster seized the victory with tallies of 99-91 twice, and 98-92. Ranked #8 by the WBC, Foster, now 17-2 (10 KOs), is working his way toward a world title shot. Mercado dropped to 16-4-1 (3 KOs).