Stephen Fulton remained undefeated in sensational fashion on the undercard of Julian Williams triumphant win over Jarrett Hurd, and like Williams become world champion, defeating three-time world champion Paulus Ambunda via unanimous decision.
‘Cool Boy Steph’ looked flawless on the night, sending the then Namibian champion to the canvas in what turned out to be a shutout victory for the American challenger.
Fulton gave his assessment on his world title-winning effort.
The Super Bantamweight said: “Ambunda showed why he was a three-time world champion. He got up when I put him down in the fight and came to fight.
“I was very happy with my performance. Plus, I displayed I have got power and I know that I have power.
“I showed I am a world level fighter with my performance. I know I am only getting better with every fight.
“Also, I want to thank my team and the IBO for giving me the opportunity to show my talent off and become world champion in the process.”
The Super Bantamweight division is a reignited division. With a recent classic put on between Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny, Fulton inserts himself amongst the top guys of the 122-pound weight class.
The new IBO Champion discussed what he wants going forward in 2019.
The Philadelphia native added: “I want to be active firstly are foremost. Moving forward, I want to box at least another three times this year and defend my title.
“I leave it up to the team to make the decisions on when I fight but I will fight anyone.
“Ideally, I want to fight someone with a belt next. I am telling you now I will beat Daniel Roman. He is on my radar.
“My goal is to become a unified champion so I would love to make that fight happen.”
Fulton concluded: “If the Rigondeaux fight made business sense I would fight him no problem at all.
“I want all the belts and to fight real fights. To show I am the best in the division.
“To do that you’ve got to become a unified champion and beat the best, so bring it on.”