King of Herts show: Brad Foster stops Ashley Lane in the final round to claim British and Commonwealth titles

PUBLISHED: 21:08 18 May 2019 | UPDATED: 21:46 18 May 2019

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

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An explosive final round saw Brad Foster add the Commonwealth super-bantamweight title to his British championship after a superb battle with Ashley Lane.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Litchfield man dominated the early stages and had the Bristol-based Lane on the floor in the first round.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

But he fought back and going into the last round had closed the gap considerably.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

However, he suffered a low blow and needed a minute of rest before continuing and then was caught with another big right hand from Foster shortly before the end.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

He answered the standing-eight count but the referee stepped in with just two seconds to go to call the fight off.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

Foster's right hand was the difference for the most part.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

Lightning quick and hard as granite, it kept him on top for five rounds until he seemed to tire slightly.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Lane jumped in and a flurry of punches in round eight had Foster pinned against the ropes.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

From there on Lane kept plugging away but after his spill in the first he was always up against it.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

He was the one who probably needed the big punch but instead it came against him.

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the fight between Brad Foster and Ashley Lane at the King Of Herts show in Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO

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