Tonight, a star could be born. Coming off of a win against Angelo Leo, the hype surrounding Philadelphia’s own Stephen Fulton Jr. continues to build. As the heavy favorite against fellow undefeated junior featherweight titles Brandon Figueroa, Fulton Jr. believes he will have a shot to enter “Pound For Pound” discussions if he pulls off a win in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Who: Stephen Fulton, Brandon Figueroa
What: WBO Junior Featherweight Title, WBC Junior Featherweight Title
When: November 27 at 10 p.m. EST
Where: Park Theater at Park MGM (Las Vegas, NV)
How To Watch: Showtime (NO PPV Needed)
Who Is Brandon Figueroa?
Hometown: Weslaco, TX
Record: 22-0 (17 KOs)
Last Fight: Brandon Figueroa def. Luis Nery (KO)
“I know he has studied my style in particular, but it’s different once I’m in front of you,” Figueroa told Boxing Scene.
“I feel like he has underestimated me for a long time. So, I think it’s just time for us to get in the ring and just see who’s the better man.”
Who is Stephen Fulton?
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Record: 19-0 (8 KOs)
Last Fight: Stephen Fulton def. Angelo Leo (UD)
“When I fought out in Nevada during the amateurs, I knew I would be back here fighting in Las Vegas one day as a pro. This has a totally different feel to it but I’m just focused on getting the job done and winning,” Fulton told Boxing News 24/7.
“I feel like this is what I’m supposed to be doing right now. I’m here for a reason. I’m not going to let the bright lights get to me. I was made for this and I take that mindset into the ring.”
- Michael Woods, Ring TV | Fulton def. Figueroa (Decision)
- Ryan Shepard, Def Pen | Fulton def. Figueroa (TKO)
- Lee Groves, Ring TV | Fulton def. Figueroa (Decision)
- Brent Brookhouse, CBS Sports | Fulton def. Figueroa (Decision)
- Tipico Sportsbook: Figueroa (+220) | Fulton (-340)
- Caesars Sportsbook: Figueroa (+260) | Fulton (-330)