O’Shaquie Foster vs Eduardo Hernandez Preview October 28th, 2023
WBC Junior Lightweight Champion O’Shaquie Foster of Orange, Texas defends the belt for the first time when he takes on Eduardo Hernandez of Mexico City this Saturday, October 28th. The 12-rounder from Cancun, Mexico can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Foster last saw action in February when he beat Rey Vargas by a comfortable unanimous decision to win the vacant belt. Ramirez last stepped in the ring in July when he stopped Hector Garcia Montes in the third round.
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Foster vs Hernandez Betting Odds
- Eduardo Hernandez +150
- O’Shaquie Foster -180
The 30-year-old Foster climbs through the ropes with a mark of 20-2 with 11 Ko’s and has boxed 122 rounds since making his pro debut in 2012. He also enjoyed a decent amateur career and made it to the 2007 National silver Gloves Final in the 12/13-year-old division and reached the 2010 USA Junior National Championship Semifinal but lost a couple of times to Joseph Diaz and was also beaten by Oscar Valdez.
As a pro, Foster has captured the WBC Silver Super Featherweight Title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Jon Fernandez in 2018 and took the vacant WBA Fedecentro Super Featherweight Belt in 2019 when he stopped Jesus Bravo in the eighth round. He also has wins over Miguel Roman, Alberto Mercado and Fatiou Fassinou. His defeats came at the hands of Samuel Teah by eight-round unanimous decision in 2015 and to Rolando Chinea via an eight-round split decision a year later.
Foster stands just over 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 72-inch reach and as far as power goes, 55 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage. He’s currently riding a 10-fight winning streak but has gone the distance in six of those contests with his last stoppage win being three years ago when he halted Miguel Roman in the ninth round.
Hernandez is just 25 years old and carries around an impressive mark of 34-1 with 31 big Ko’s. He measures just over 5-feet-6-inches tall with a 68-inch reach which means he gives up two inches in height to Foster as well as four inches in reach. Where Hernandez really shines is in the power department as 91.2 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage and that includes his last 28 victories.
His lone defeat came at the hands of Roger Gutierrez in July 2019 when he was stopped in just 159 seconds. Due to his power, Hernandez has just 83 rounds of experience under his belt since making his pro debut in 2014 as a 16-year-old. Along the way he captured the vacant WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title in 2017 and defended it five times.
He also won the WBC International Silver Super Featherweight Belt in June, 2022 when he stopped Jorge Castaneda in 95 seconds and defended it against Jorge Mata Cuellar via a fifth-round TKO. Hernandez struggled when he stepped up in class against ex-world champion Gutierrez and will be stepping up in class again against Foster. He hasn’t been taking the easy route though as just six of his 35 opponents entered the ring with losing records.
This fight really comes down to the experience and slick boxing skills of Foster against the raw power of Hernandez. As long as Foster’s chin can handle the heavy shots coming his way he should be able to use his size advantage and outbox his younger opponent. A Hernandez win wouldn’t be a big surprise though due to that power and that’s why the odds are so close here. Still, I think I’ll go with Foster’s skills here and he also has enough power of his own to earn some respect from Hernandez.
Foster has the skills to retain his belt.
Play: Foster -180 @ BetOnline.ag
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