Fulton Bout Put Off After Brandon Figueroa Contracts Covid-19
Boxing fans will have to play the waiting game to see Brandon Figueroa and Stephen Fulton Jr. trade haymakers.
Their fight has been postponed indefinitely after Figueroa tested positive for Covid-19. The 122-pound unification match was scheduled to take place on September 18 on Showtime.
The 24-year-old announced the news on his Instagram.
“My fight will be postponed till further notice as I tested positive for covid and so did my team/family,” he wrote.
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Figueroa wrote that he’s gutted to see all his hard work go to waste after testing positive for the virus, but there’s nothing that he could do to avoid the situation.
He felt he might be able to recover in time for the fight in two weeks, but the virus took a toll on his health, forcing him to pull out of the super-fight against Fulton.
“I’m gonna recover from this and come back and finish what I came to do and bring that belt back home,” the American boxer added. “For the meantime, I’m gonna continue and try to maintain myself in fight shape as my next fight date will be announced soon. I got to look after my health but my fighting spirit will never leave. Those of you that know Team Figueroa know that we never back down from a fight.”