Foster: I’ll fight on
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.”