It’s a struggle of undefeated titlists creating a behavior of fighting undefeated opponents.
Saturday night (Showtime, 10 PM EST), two of the a few gentlemen holding belts at Jr. featherweight will slender the area. Each are youthful, both equally are hungry, equally throw leather-based, and neither knows how to shed. They could have sat on their belts for a protection or two.
In its place, they’re likely appropriate at just about every other.
Stephen Fulton is aware of how to hand out initial losses. Figueroa will be his fourth straight unbeaten opponent. Figueroa is coming off a earn about unbeaten Luis Nery. Barring a draw, an individual will learn to get rid of on Saturday night time.
It in all probability will not be the enthusiasts.
Let’s get into it.
Stats and Stakes
Title: WBC Super Bantamweight (2021-Present, 1st Tried Defense)
Past Titles: None (Held WBA sub-title)
Body weight: 121 ½ lbs.
Hails from: Welasco, Texas
History: 22–1, 17 KO
Press Rankings: #1 (BoxRec), #3 (TBRB, ESPN), #4 (Ring)
Report in Important Title Fights: 1-, 1 KO (4–1, 3 KO together with WBA sub-title fights)
Past 5 Opponents: 123-12-3 (.946)
Notable Results, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Luis Nery KO7
Added Existing/Former Titlists Confronted: Julio Ceja D12
Title: WBO Jr. Featherweight (2021-Present, 1st Attempted Protection)
Past Titles: None
Height: 5’6 ½
Excess weight: 121 ¾ lbs.
Hails from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Report: 19-, 8 KO
Push Rankings: #2 (BoxRec, ESPN), #3 (Ring), #4 (TBRB)
History in Big Title Fights: 1-
Last 5 Opponents: 92-5-1 (.949)
Noteworthy Results, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Angelo Leo UD12
Added Latest/Previous Titlists Faced: Paulus Ambunda UD12
The Decide on: Fulton has the equipment to box and shift a lot more than he does. It’s not usually his choice. Fulton is an great inside fighter and his ability to swap from vary to the telephone booth must have him ahead immediately after the initially handful of rounds. The trick will be being forward. Figueroa is a fighter who will get superior soon after a couple of rounds. Figueroa can appear awkward at the start but there is a process to his approach. His sport is escalation.
Fulton noticed some escalation from Leo in his past combat and matched it. His will is accompanied by many athletic pros. Fulton is a lot quicker than Figueroa, has greater toes, and can get more than a single way. Fulton is likely to have to get as a result of some fire but his superior general recreation is likely to be plenty of. The decide is Fulton by conclusion in an superb outing.
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Cliff Rold is the Taking care of Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Investigation Business, and a member of the Boxing Writers Affiliation of America. He can be reached at [email protected]