New IBO ruler Stephen Fulton eyes Danny Roman, Guillermo Rigondeaux

Ringside 21/05/2019

Team Fulton

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.”

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