WBO Bantamweight Champion Stephen Fulton, Philadelphia’s New Hero
Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent
Stephen Fulton Jr. at the moment holds the World Boxing Organisation World Tremendous Bantamweight title. Fulton, 19-0 with eight knockouts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, defeated 20-0, Angelo Leo of Las Vegas, Nevada, by 12 spherical determination in January 2021 to win the WBO world title. Beforehand, Fulton held the Worldwide Boxing Group World Tremendous Bantamweight title, and World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental titles.
Fulton, as evidenced by his battle with Leo, is a robust battler with a implausible left jab, and nice instincts for battling on the within, buying and selling nonstop, and holding after livid exchanges over 12 rounds. Whether or not or not he can rise of the status of the Philadelphia legends stays to be seen.
Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins, Harry Greb, Gunboat Smith, Jimmy Younger, Sammy Angott, Charley Burley, Billy Conn, Steve Cunningham, Buster Drayton, Jersey Joe Walcott, Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Tommy Loughran, Battling Levinsky, Benny Bass, Joey Giardello, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Meldrick Taylor, Lew Tendler, Bob Montgomery, Julian Williams, Tyrone Everett, Dangerous Bennie Briscoe, Danny Garcia, Jeff Chandler and Gabriel Rosado are amongst Philadelphia’s finest, and the corporate of legend Stephen Fulton should preserve if he’s to maintenance Philadelphia’s status.
Fulton landed 364 of 1,183 punches thrown towards Leo, a quantity which might even scare Guillermo Rigondeaux and one of the best of the decrease division ranks. Fulton linked on 320 of 913 energy punches towards Leo, so he’s a quantity puncher and an influence hitter who also can jab. Within the decrease Wilfredo Gomez weights, it will likely be arduous for opponents to compete with this sort of proportion. How effectively Fulton defends towards high flight opposition, or unification towards different world champions, stays to be seen. The world will probably be watching.