A nine-time world champion in kickboxing, Bradley Foster has gotten his boxing career off to a hot start already, going 5-0 in his first bouts.
Now, he looks to continue the success through his new promoter — Frank Warren. The flyweight signed a three-year deal with Warren, and he hopes the famous promoter can elevate his career to greater heights.
"He’s well known for developing the very best British boxers and I know he can do the same for me," Foster said. "This is a massive stage and an even bigger opportunity for me; I’m looking forward to showcasing what I can do."
Foster said he moved to another combat sport because he wanted to try something new — a different venture after having done so much in kickboxing in so little time.
"I had 59 fights in kickboxing with only two losses and one draw,” said Foster. "I held nine world titles at four different weights, five European titles, two Five Nations titles and two British titles; not bad going! I started kickboxing when I was nine and achieved everything in the sport by the age of 18, so I decided to move on to boxing after my last world title fight. This is a new challenge for me and I’m determined to be just as successful in boxing.
"Mirroring that success in boxing will be a lot more difficult but I just need to keep on training hard and taking one fight at a time and hopefully I’ll achieve my dream of becoming a world Champion one day."
Foster, however, is not one to rush his progress. He admits it has been a bit of an adjustment moving from one sport to another, but Foster says it’s been made smoother since he is a fan of boxing.
"At the start you have to get your footwork right but I’ve always loved boxing so the transition has been fairly smooth. People that have seen me in the kickboxing game always told me that I’m more of a boxer! Boxing is a tougher sport and more of a challenge; it brings out the best in me.
"I’ve had a very busy first year. Winning all five of my fights has given me a big confidence boost. I’ve had four four rounders’ and one six rounder and then I’m out again in another six rounder at The Venue in Dudley on December 4th. Being out so regularly in my first year has been really good for my development, I had no amateur fights and I’m learning the game as I go."