Foster gets jerked! They didn’t have to Rob Son

07/07/2024

Foster gets jerked! They didn’t have to Rob Son

Robson Conceição upset O'Shaquie "Ice Water" Foster by split decision to win the WBC junior lightweight world title in a tactical affair. Conceição fell short in world title bids three times before but did just enough to edge the defending champion in a verdict that sparked immediate debate.
 
Nonetheless, Conceição( 19-2-1, 9 KOs) prevailed by scores of 116-112 and 115-113, while Foster held a 116-112 edge on the third card. Foster, who won the belt in February 2023, made two title defenses before Saturday night's stunner. 
 
“This is for my daughter. I promised this to my daughter, and I was able to fulfill that promise. I’m the champion of the world," Conceição said.
 
Foster (22-3, 12 KOs) outlanded his challenger, 109-76, and vehemently disagreed with the verdict.
 
“I don’t know, man. I thought it was easy. I thought it was an easy fight. I didn’t get touched except with a headbutt. I don’t know, man," Foster said. “I’ll be back. But I want the rematch. They stole this from me. They stole this fight from me. I just wanted to show the world I could bang it out, and if I want to, I don’t have to get touched. I guess it wasn’t good enough for the judges.”