Fulton Places On A Clinic, Simply Bests Roman

Posted on 06/04/2022

By: Sean Crose

Showtime supplied a really fascinating tremendous bantamweight title matchup this night because the 20–0 Stephen Fulton took on the 29-3-1 Daniel Roman for the WBC and WBO divisional world titles. Defending champion Fulton had gained his WBO title by defeating the undefeated Angelo Leo in January of final yr. He then went on to win his WBC title by beating the undefeated Brandon Figueroa in November. Roman had held the divisional IBF and WBA belts till 2020 when he misplaced them to Murodjon Akhmadaliev. The Fulton-Roman battle was scheduled for 12 rounds.

First up, nevertheless, the 6-0 WBA tremendous middleweight champion David Morrell confronted off towards the 15-1-1 Kalvin Henderson in a scheduled 12 rounder. Morrell went for the kill proper off the bat within the first. Henderson survived however ended the spherical with a lower. Morrell continued to go after his man exhausting for the subsequent two rounds. Henderson had just a few moments, however the battle was nearly stopped within the last seconds of the third as Morrell battered away at his man. Henderson continued to get battered within the fourth. The referee, having seen sufficient, stopped the battle.

It was time for the primary occasion. Roman labored to get in on his man within the first. Fulton used his jab to good impact within the second. By the third it appeared the battle would come right down to a single query – would Roman have the ability to break down or out of the blue cease the defending champion earlier than the ultimate bell? Fulton gave the impression to be effectively in management within the fourth. Roman, nevertheless, was nothing if not sport. Fulton was largely capable of preserve out of vary within the sixth. He was trying in wonderful form midway by means of the bout.

Roman upped the vitality within the seventh. Fulton’s motion continued to be a surprise within the eighth. Roman was relentless within the ninth. Wouldn’t it be sufficient, although? Fulton remained composed within the tenth, slipping punches and countering effectively. Roman was capable of land a bit within the eleventh, however Fulton merely gave the impression to be the sharper fighter. The final spherical noticed Fulton play the aggressor to a point. Was he seeking to end in type?

Suffice to say, Fulton walked out of the ring with each his title belts remaining in his possession, due to a unanimous resolution nod from the judges.

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