Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have announced three British title fights set to take place behind closed doors at BT Sport Studio in the UK, with a July 10 card kicking off the schedule.
On that July 10 show, British and Commonwealth junior featherweight titleholder Brad Foster (12-0-2, 5 KO) will defend against unbeaten James Beech Jr (12-0, 2 KO). The 22-year-old Foster is coming off of back-to-back fights against Lucien Reid, with the two going to a draw last September, and Foster winning a stoppage after six rounds on Feb. 22.
Beech, 23, really hasn’t fought anyone yet, and may be really stretching himself to get to 122. In recent bouts he’s weighed in at 125, 135, 126, 128, and 131. He’s only been at 122 once in his career, which began in 2017, but it’s also entirely possible that with a legitimate fight on the table, making that weight won’t be a problem for him. He’s fought for regional domestic titles at both 126 and 130, winning Midlands Area belts at those weights.
Dates have yet to be confirmed for two more bouts.
In one, Anthony Cacace (18-1, 7 KO) will defend the British junior lightweight title, which he won from Sam Bowen last November via split decision in Birmingham. Cacace, 31, will be facing Lyon Woodstock (12-2, 5 KO), who has lost two of his last three. The 26-year-old Woodstock was beaten by Archie Sharp and Zelfa Barrett, both by decision.
The other fight will see Lerrone Richards (13-0, 3 KO, pictured up top) defend the British and Commonwealth super middleweight titles against Umar Sadiq (10-1, 6 KO), which is probably the best of these fights. Sadiq, 32, dropped a decision to Zak Chelli back in 2018, but has won seven straight since then, notably a decision over Kody Davies in February. Richards, 27, looks like a really good domestic level fighter at the least, with solid wins in his last two over Tommy Langford and Lennox Clarke.
The fights will air on BT Sport in the United Kingdom, and though the press release doesn’t say so, one would figure they’ll also air on ESPN+ in the United States, as Warren’s cards have done in association with Top Rank.