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Report- Fulton-Figueroa Bout Moving To September 18th

Report- Fulton-Figueroa Bout Moving To September 18th

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Report- Fulton-Figueroa Bout Moving To September 18th

Esther Lin- SHOWTIME

Report- Fulton-Figueroa Bout Moving To September 18th

Schedule shuffling has become common place this Summer, especially with Covid 19 postponements, but the three belt Super Bantamweight Unification title fight between Stephen Fulton and Brandon Figueroa is being pushed back a week for other reasons.

The originally scheduled bout for Fulton’s WBO 122 lb. title vs. Figueroa’s WBC/WBA belts was to have been on September 11th. However, Adam Abramowitz of SaturdayNightBoxing.com reported first on Thursday that it will now take the date/slot that Canelo Alvarez had been angling for in Las Vegas,

Showtime premium network has apparently made the move first to secure that slot before anyone else, like Top Rank Boxing or Golden Boy Promotions can grab the date. This is due to all promotions waiting to see if Alvarez would be an Undisputed Super Middleweight title bout with Caleb Plant, or even fight someone else on September 18th. Alas, that is not happening, as Canelo couldn’t get a deal done with either PBC or Matchroom Boxing, etc.

Figueroa, 22-0-1 set the Fulton matchup into motion back in May, as he captured the WBC strap at 122 pounds by stopping Luis Nery in the seventh round with a wicked left to the body at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. This added to his WBA “regular” title that he already owns.

As for Fulton, the Philly native captured the WBO title and improved to 19-0 with 8 KOs, by scoring a unanimous 12 round decision over previously unbeaten Angelo Leo in January. Fulton was particularly sharp and only lost a couple of rounds total on the judges cards. This included one stretch in the middle rounds, where Fulton was averaging 35 or more landed power punches per round.

Showtime previously announced the Fulton-Figueroa bout for September 11th without naming a location. However, that night Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya with make his ring return after a decade layoff fighting former MMA star Vitor Belfort in Los Angeles.

So, it makes obvious sense that instead of the intriguing Fulton-Figueroa competing with that Triller “Fight Club” PPV, that they take the next Saturday left open by others indecision.

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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