Stephen Fulton Looking forward to matching wits with Angelo Leo
In his next assignment super bantamweight Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (18-0, 8 KO’s) will headline a Showtime Boxing telecast Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 9:00 PM ET. Across the ring from him will stand WBO super bantamweight champion Angelo “El Chinito” Leo (20-0, 9 KO’s).
The bout will represent the first time that Fulton has competed for a recognized world title. Somewhat surprisingly, Cool Boy admits that he is more amped to face Leo rather than fight for the belt itself.
While El Chinito is the champ, the slick Philly native is ranked #1 by the WBO. For his money, Fulton believes that a dominate win will solidify his claim that he’s the real deal. Picking up the belt would merely serve as a cherry atop an already favorable situation.
In the end, Cool Boy can only see his hand being raised in victory even in the face of potential treachery. When questioned about potential judging concerns due to it being a Mayweather Promotions card, Fulton insisted he was worry-free.
“I’m not worried about that. That ain’t in my hands. I don’t worry about that. I know what I can do. The fight is in my hands.
“As long as the fight is in my hands and I take it like that. They think I’m a slouch. I got more to prove. I’m more excited to fight him than to win the belt.”
LET’S TRY AGAIN!
As he is fond of reminding people, Leo will mark the eighth undefeated boxer Fulton has dueled. For what it’s worth, El Chinito has fought three previously undefeated fighters. Yet, one of those three was fighting in their debut and another only had one professional fight. When Fulton was unable to fight Leo on the previously scheduled date of August 1 due to testing positve for COVID-19, Tremaine “The Mighty Midget” Williams became the third. The Money Team fighter beat him in his last outing to claim the vacant WBO title.
Now, the jovial Philly native will get the title shot he should have received months ago.
“I’m more excited to see how I am going to perform. I’m excited to see how I preform. That’s what I am anticipating, like ‘damn how my performance going to be?!’ I’m already in shape, I don’t have no worries for real.
“I’m more so excited to fight him and see how I’m going to look. I don’t technically go looking for the knockout, when they come they come. But I am definitely looking to put on a dominate performance, I’ll definitely keep the fight in my hands and in my favor!”
By: Bakari Simpson