Stephen Fulton joined Murodjon Akhmadaliev
as a unified super-bantamweight champion after beating Brandon Figueroa in Las
Vegas final night time.
The anticipation for his or her 122lb match-up
constructed because the battle drew nearer and the battle met the followers expectations in a
thrilling encounter. Regardless of Figueroa’s post-fight claims of the outcome being a
theft Fulton was rewarded for his correct efforts to develop into the WBO and WBC champion
after a majority determination verdict.
There was a sample to the battle from early on which led with Figueroa urgent ahead forcing Fulton to assume on his ft in break up seconds to land crisp photographs on the again foot and on the ropes. Regardless of the Philadelphian was touchdown didn’t deter the relentless problem of the Texan who threw the kitchen sink at any alternative.
It was a good affair all through with
Figueroa making an attempt to rock Fulton with lengthy lefts and rights in addition to physique
photographs. Whereas Fulton would land eye catching uppercuts and a extra diversified arsenal
because the battle wore on. Fulton appeared in bother within the 10th spherical
when caught by a left hook however reset himself to return to what he was doing
efficiently earlier than that alarming second.
Jim Grey’s put up battle interview for Showtime appeared to arrange a rematch between each males. That was countered when Figueroa gathered himself to verify that he can be shifting as much as featherweight. For Fulton his quest to develop into undisputed is nearing its conclusion. All that stands in his approach is Murodjon Akhmadaliev.
Major picture: Showtime Boxing