Stephen Fulton: “Hopefully Team Inoue Gives Me A Rematch”

Fulton Writes Open Reflection on Inoue KO Loss

Stephen Fulton wants to rematch Naoya Inoue
Stephen Fulton wants to rematch Naoya Inoue | credit: Getty Images, Naoki Fukuda

Stephen Fulton Hopes for Rematch with Naoya Inoue

Former unified super bantamweight champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (21-1, 8KO) continues to reflect on the devastating knockout loss to multi-divisional champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue. Cool Boy Steph also hopes to get a rematch to prove his performance is not a reflection of him as a fighter.

The boxing community continues to talk about the mega-fight that took place in Japan. Inoue (25-0, 22KO) didn’t just stop the Philadelphian; he dominated Fulton, to the surprise of boxing fans.


Fulton took to social media, vowing to bounce back while acknowledging he let down the fans with his performance. Apparently, he had more to say and took to social media to state his case.

Following his defeat, social media filled up with negative comments from many fans calling Fulton a hype job. This was disrespectful, considering he defeated top guys in the division and world champions.

Cool Boy Steph will likely seek glory in the featherweight division. He was heading into a rematch with former champion Brandon Figueroa for the WBC Interim title before deciding to stay and fight Monster.

Fulton’s willingness to remain positive and push forward is commendable, especially in a sport where fighters have sometimes disappeared after suffering their first knockout defeat.

Inoue’s dominance in the ring does not define Fulton as a fighter, and a rematch could be the opportunity for Cool Boy Steph to show his true potential and bounce back stronger.

Stephen Fulton credit Getty Images | Naoya Inoue credit Naoki Fukuda

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