Brandon Figueroa Expects Stephen Fulton Jr. To Be ‘Flashy And Slick’ In September Bout
WBC champion Brandon Figueroa doesn’t seem to be underestimating his opponent.
Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) will face WBO champion Stephen Fulton Jr. (19-0, 8 KOs) on September 18 in a Premier Boxing Champions event. The SHOWTIME main event will be held at Park MGM in Las Vegas.
Both undefeated fighters have been expected to cross paths for a long time, but the talks never progressed to paper.
Fulton donned the WBO strap in January when he beat Angelo Leo whereas Figueroa stopped two-division champion Luis Nery to win the WBC title in May.
“I expect Fulton to be flashy and slick with his movements, and perhaps he’ll want to mix it up a little as well, so we’re ready for anything,” Figueroa said.
“People know I always come to fight and with this being my second back-to-back fight against another undefeated world champion it makes this an exciting fight on paper and it should be even more exciting to see it live on September 18,” he added.
Meanwhile Fulton seemed confident of a victory in his last interview.
“Training camp has been great, rough and dirty. I know where I need to be for this fight and I’m right there not running away from it,” he said. “History will be made September 18 on Mexican Independence Day weekend in Las Vegas. Let’s celebrate with a bang!”