Foster: I’ll fight on

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STEVE Foster Jr has vowed to fight on – de­spite see­ing his hopes of Prize­fighter glory fall at the first hur­dle.

The for­mer Euro­pean su­per feath­er­weight cham­pion went into the eight-man tour­na­ment as one of the favourites – but suf­fered a split­de­ci­sion de­feat against novice Jono Car­roll, who went on to claim the £32,000 prize money and the trophy.

Foster, mean­while, was left plan­ning his next move – with ne­go­ti­a­tions cur­rently un­der­way to se­cure a shot at the WBC in­ter­na­tional sil­ver su­per feath­er­weight ti­tle in Fe­bru­ary.

De­feat was a painful blow for the 34-year-old from Sal­ford (be­low), who had hoped to use the tour­na­ment to re-ig­nite his ca­reer.

But he re­mains con­vinced he can still ful­fil his am­bi­tions in the sport.

“I’m es­tab­lished enough and my record shows that,” he said. “I’m still in the mix – I’m still get­ting the wins.

“I’m still there if the right fight comes up.

“Some­one at my stage of my ca­reer de­serves a de­cent pay­day – a de­cent fight.

“I’m no young pup, but I don’t feel my age. I still feel 24.

“I still love it and if a fight comes up I’m tak­ing it.”

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