O’Shaquie Foster’s second title defense won’t be the unification we hoped for, but it still looks like a good one, as Top Rank revealed today that “Ice Water” will meet Abraham Nova atop a February 16th ESPN show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Foster (21-2, 12 KO), less than two months removed from his dramatic come-from-behind knockout of Rocky Hernandez, is set for his quickest turnaround since 2018 after managing just three fights in the last three years. It’s good to see him keeping up the momentum from his breakout 2023, and I’m sure those who saw his heroics against Hernandez won’t complain about seeing him in action again so soon.

Here's everything you need to know about O’Shaquie Foster vs Abraham Nova.

O’Shaquie Foster vs Abraham Nova

When is O’Shaquie Foster vs Abraham Nova?

Date: Friday, February 16

Time: At 09:00 PM ET

Location: New York, New York

What has been said?

O’Shaquie Foster:

Foster said, “It’s always been my dream to fight at Madison Square Garden, and what better promoter to make this all happen than Top Rank? As a kid, watching all the greats fight at MSG inspired me to want to be a part of the history that comes with fighting at such a legendary place. I’m ready to put on a show and keep proving that I’m the best fighter in the world.”

Abraham Nova:

“My team and I have earned this opportunity to bring a world title back home,” Nova said. “You know what I bring, and you know what I’m about. No fear, no doubt.”

If I were Top Rank, I’d up the stakes by having them fight for custody of Nova’s mascot. Take off the beard and change the hair and I’m sure it could make for a passable Foster.



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