Stephen Fulton Looking to Catapult his Career!
Let Stephen “Cool Boy” Fulton tell it, (17-0, 8 KO’s) he is one smart fighter inside and outside the ring. Due to his out of ring acumen, Cool Boy clearly sees the importance of his January 25 prizefight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
There he will face the challenge of undefeated Arnold “Arni” Khegai (16-0-1, 10 KO’s) in a WBO title eliminator.
If successful Cool Boy will be strategically positioned to get his first title shot against the very dangerous WBO world super bantamweight champion Emmanuel “Vaquero” Navarette (30-1, 26 KO’s).
Yet, Fulton is well aware that he can’t get too far ahead of himself. Before he can realize any prizefight or potential glory with Navarette, he must first best Khegai in the ring.
THE LAUNCHING PAD
On the one hand, Fulton in no way regards his upcoming dust-up with Khegai, ranked #2 by the WBO, as his most difficult outing. However, on the other hand, Cool Boy does acknowledge that this fight has the most meaningful ramifications for his future due to it being a title eliminator.
“It’s going to mean everything because, you know this is the seventh undefeated fighter that I’ll be fighting and competing against. And this is going to be the start of my start. I would like to say that.
“This is going to take me off because I’m on SHOWTIME, in front of thousands of fans, and of course some of my fans as well. This is going to boost my level all the way up! Oh, and it’s for the WBO eliminator.”
DREAMS OF BEING THE CHAMP
With the title looming in the background, Fulton (ranked #8 by the WBO), is more motivated than ever to put on a splendid performance. Although, he is living up to his moniker heading into the would-be life changing fight, in his estimation, Arni has nothing for him and, therefore, he has very little to worry about.
“He’s just like any other undefeated fighter that I’ve fought. They watch a couple of tapes and say, ‘you can press him and pressure him out’ and it never works, you know?
“I’m a mental fighter. I’m a smart and intelligent fighter first and he brings a lot of aggression. A lot of wildness and loud noise and with that you can’t beat me.
“So he had to bring something out of his arsenal to try to beat me and I will always find the will to win.”
IS VICTORIOUS, WHAT NEXT?
Certainly, Fulton has no intentions on taking Khegai lightly but at the same time it’s difficult to not ponder over his future endeavors. So, granted Fulton claims the ‘W’ as he intends to do, he already has said that he plans on taking the rest of the division by storm.
“Once I win this, and then win that WBO, I’m open! I’m knocking on doors, the whole super bantamweight division come out and play, or y’all on punishment!”
Obviously, this is ambitious talk coming from the slick Philly fighter. Yet, first things must come first, and before Fulton has his chance to dominate the division he must first beat Khegai.
If successful there, Navarette will certainly be no walk in the park. So it will be fun and exciting to watch how Cool Boy’s next few fights play out.