Stephen Fulton Confirms Naoya Inoue Fight Not Canceled Over Injury
Boxing fans are feeling the kick in the gut from the boxing gods as the mega-fight between unified super bantamweight champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (21-0, 8KO) and Naoya “Monster” Inoue (24-0, 21KO) is postponed. Moreover, Fulton took to social media to cool down the panic from the fans stating the fight will happen on a new date.
3kingsboxing.com has confirmed the former undisputed bantamweight champion, Inoue, indeed suffered an injury. Furthermore, the fight set for May 7 has been postponed and not canceled.
Boxing fans were excited when the unified champion decided to forgo a rematch with Brandon Figueroa in pursuit of a showdown with Monster. One of his reasons for the change in direction was hearing boxing fans accusing him of ducking.
FULTON SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE FANS
On January 13, Inoue set social media on fire after vacating the title while announcing the intent to fight at super bantamweight. Furthermore, he was geared toward a showdown with the unified champion, after being elevated to super champion by the WBO. That move allowed him to skip the line to become the mandatory challenger.
No official date has been released as of the writing of this article. However, boxing fans can rest assured a fight of this magnitude will be rescheduled once Inoue is good to go. 3kingsboxing.com will continue to follow this story and provide any further updates.