Stephen Fulton Jr (21-0.8 KOs) is getting better and better.
The unified super bantamweight champion delivered a brilliant 12 rounds with Danny Roman (29-4-1, 10 KOs) at The Armory, Minneapolis last night proving he is one of the best boxers in the world right now.
Roman held two titles on his own at 122lbs until he lost Murodjon Akhmadaliev in January 2020. California certifications give everyone confidence that he will give Fulton a real test and in turn play his part in a thrilling fight. However, the obvious fact is that Rome was never the same as beating Philadelphia.
Fulton’s movements caused Roman problems, his ability to get out of trouble in an instant must have frustrated the challenger but he persisted with the task. And although the 32-year-old kept trying, his chances were taken away with every lightning ping from Fulton.
The 27-year-old feels comfortable and is the best customer at the venue. A slight slip in the fifth round made Fulton smile and he even gave his coach a chin-butt afterwards. Fulton is having fun, but it’s also business. And just when you think the fight has reached the moving stage, the undefeated champion will pop up and little by little remove the fight from Roman.
The right hand of the Golovkin style is connected as often as Roman begins to approach. Fulton’s second half will be picked up very well over the course of 36 minutes, and his sense of distance has kept him in control and helped decide everything that was going on.
Roman is never in danger of being stopped or disqualified but worryingly for his opponents, Fulton looks like he has more to offer. Ultimately scores of 120-108 (twice) and 119-109 were correctly assessed by officials.
“I had a statement tonight. I told everyone I was going to make it easy,” said the winner.
Talk to Showtime’s Brian Campbell Fulton for no reason about what he wants next.
“You already know what comes next. I want MJ I have to get this done. But with great respect to Danny Roman. Very respectful. ”
The defeated challenger was full of praise for the winner. “I think this fight proves who the world’s best 122-pound boxer is. Fulton did it tonight. He proved it.”
Fulton has two world titles, Akhmadaliev also has two. The next undisputed super bantamweight championship must be for both.