The New Year is well underway and that means the world of boxing is already starting to heat up with some interesting events set to take place over the next couple of weeks.
One fight worth looking out for in February will see O’Shaquie Foster defend his Junior Lightweight title against Abraham Nova.
We covered everything you need to know regarding this fight, including when it is, where it is, who else is fighting, the odds for this fight, and a brief background for both of the fighters involved.
This fight is scheduled to take place on February 16, 2024 in New York, New York.
The expected start time for the Main Card is 9 PM ET with the walkouts for the Main Event likely to be closer to 11 PM ET.
This fight will be held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
In the United States, the fight between Foster and Nova will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.
In the United Kingdom, the fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Arena from 1 AM GMT.
This fight will have one belt on the line, the WBC Junior Lightweight title, which is currently held by O’Shaquie Foster.
Foster comes into this bout with an 11-fight win streak, most recently beating Eduardo Hernandez by technical knockout back in October 2023.
That win was his first WBC Super Lightweight title defense, a title he had previously won with a win against Rey Vargas by unanimous decision back in February 2023.
Foster’s overall fight record is 21-2 and he has 12 wins by knockout with nine by decision.
Further, his only two losses were both by decision, one against Rolando Chinea in July 2016 and the other against Samuel Teah in November 2015.
Nova comes into this fight with a professional record of 23-1. He has won 16 fights by knockout and seven by decision, while his only loss was by knockout against Robeisy Ramirez back in June 2022.
Since this setback, Nova has won two fights in a row, one against Adam Lopez by unanimous decision in January 2023 and the other against Jonatan Romero by knockout in July of the same year.
O’Shaquie Foster is the overwhelming favorite at -700 to defend his WBC Junior Lightweight belt for the second consecutive time, while Abraham Nova is +450 to cause an upset and dethrone Foster very early into his reign as WBC Junior Lightweight Champion.
Below we have provided the full fight card for the boxing event on February 16, starting with the undercard, followed by the other Main Card bouts and concluding with the Main Event between O’Shaquie Foster and Abraham Nova:
Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.