Stephen Fulton Unimpressed With Brandon Figueroa’s Win Over Luis Nery: “It Was An Ok Performance”

By: Hans Themistode Over the past few weeks, Stephen Fulton was asked to put on his analysis cap. The WBO super bantamweight world champion was bombarded with numerous questions pertaining to the showdown between WBC titlist Luis Nery and WBA ‘Regular’ champion Brandon Figueroa. Although the betting public leaned heavily towards Nery, Fulton went against the grain and sided with Figueroa. After seven rounds of back and fourth action last night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, Fulton (19-0, 8 KOs) was proven to be right as Figueroa pulled off the upset win, stopping his man in the seventh with a shot to the midsection. While many were surprised with the end result, Fulton simply shrugged his shoulders as he wasn't surprised. “I knew it was going to be him,” said Fulton during an interview with Behind The Gloves. “I didn’t expect it to be a body shot but I knew he would eventually finish him.” Fulton, 26, clapped his hands and smiled once Figueroa was given the victory. The jubilation for the Philadelphia native stems from knowing that he’ll now have an opportunity to become a unified champion. Long before both Nery and Figueroa stepped into the ring against one another, it was revealed that the winner of their contest would take on Fulton immediately after. Despite Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) putting on a strong performance, Fulton was ultimately left unimpressed with his future opponent. “It was an ok performance. He got hit a lot, slow punches and a lot of misses.” Calling Fulton a confident fighter would be putting it mildly. A similar amount of hubris was shown by the young star during the buildup of his showdown against Angelo Leo. The two clashed earlier this year with Leo’s WBO title on the line. While he sported an undefeated record, Fulton couldn’t care less as he easily outboxed and outmuscled his man en route to winning his first world title. Now, after watching his future opponent up close and personal, Fulton simply believes that in just a few more months, he’ll be wrapping even more gold around his waist. “I’m the more slicker fighter and more accurate puncher.” The post Stephen Fulton Unimpressed With Brandon Figueroa’s Win Over Luis Nery: “It Was An Ok Performance” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Stephen Fulton Unimpressed With Brandon Figueroa’s Win Over Luis Nery: “It Was An Ok Performance”

By: Hans Themistode

Over the past few weeks, Stephen Fulton was asked to put on his analysis cap.

The WBO super bantamweight world champion was bombarded with numerous questions pertaining to the showdown between WBC titlist Luis Nery and WBA ‘Regular’ champion Brandon Figueroa. Although the betting public leaned heavily towards Nery, Fulton went against the grain and sided with Figueroa.

After seven rounds of back and fourth action last night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, Fulton (19-0, 8 KOs) was proven to be right as Figueroa pulled off the upset win, stopping his man in the seventh with a shot to the midsection. While many were surprised with the end result, Fulton simply shrugged his shoulders as he wasn't surprised.

“I knew it was going to be him,” said Fulton during an interview with Behind The Gloves. “I didn’t expect it to be a body shot but I knew he would eventually finish him.”

Fulton, 26, clapped his hands and smiled once Figueroa was given the victory. The jubilation for the Philadelphia native stems from knowing that he’ll now have an opportunity to become a unified champion.

Long before both Nery and Figueroa stepped into the ring against one another, it was revealed that the winner of their contest would take on Fulton immediately after. Despite Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) putting on a strong performance, Fulton was ultimately left unimpressed with his future opponent.

“It was an ok performance. He got hit a lot, slow punches and a lot of misses.”

Calling Fulton a confident fighter would be putting it mildly. A similar amount of hubris was shown by the young star during the buildup of his showdown against Angelo Leo. The two clashed earlier this year with Leo’s WBO title on the line. While he sported an undefeated record, Fulton couldn’t care less as he easily outboxed and outmuscled his man en route to winning his first world title.

Now, after watching his future opponent up close and personal, Fulton simply believes that in just a few more months, he’ll be wrapping even more gold around his waist.

“I’m the more slicker fighter and more accurate puncher.”

The post Stephen Fulton Unimpressed With Brandon Figueroa’s Win Over Luis Nery: “It Was An Ok Performance” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

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David Benavidez On Canelo Alvarez: “He Calls The Shots I Got No Power, I’ll Fight Him In My Backyard If That’s What It Takes”

By: Hans Themistode The sport of boxing has always had a specific pecking order. Those who are at the top have constantly dictated terms on when, how and where a showdown will take place. Long before Floyd Mayweather became the top dog several years ago, he was forced to acquiesce to the demands of Oscar De La Hoya when the two faced off in 2007. Mayweather openly admitted that De La Hoya even chose the gloves he would wear on fight night. Following that exact same blueprint, is pound-for-pound star, Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican native continues to rack up the wins and world titles but before a contest with him can be made, Alvarez makes it clear that he is the A side of the promotion. While some fighters have a problem forfeiting such power, super middleweight contender David Benavidez has no issue with playing second fiddle to Alvarez. “He calls the shots, I got no power, I don’t got no belt,” said Benavidez during an interview with FightHype.com. “I’ll fight him in my backyard if that's what it takes.” Benavidez, 24, stood back and watched as Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) took care of business last weekend against British native Billy Joe Saunders. The two faced off at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas with three of the four super middleweight titles on the line. After a fairly competitive eight rounds, Alvarez ended things violently with a right uppercut in the eighth round. The moment it landed, Saunders winced in pain and held on to his man until the end of the round. As Saunders slumped into his corner, his team attempted to work on his right eye but to no avail. With another dramatic win under his belt, Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) is convinced that Alvarez is a heavy hitter. With that said, the 24-year-old is extremely confident that he has all of the necessary tools to give him one helluva fight. “His power is legit, he’s a f*cking great fighter but I feel like I’m the one who can give him that great fight. The type of people that have been fighting him, they’ve all been running from him. If you look at the (Danny) Jacobs fight, you look at the (Gennadiy) Golovkin fight, they stood there and fought with him. That’s why Canelo didn’t stop them. I got the power, I got the jab, I got great body shots so I feel like I can make it happen. We’re just waiting for the opportunity.” The post David Benavidez On Canelo Alvarez: “He Calls The Shots I Got No Power, I’ll Fight Him In My Backyard If That’s What It Takes” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

David Benavidez On Canelo Alvarez: “He Calls The Shots I Got No Power, I’ll Fight Him In My Backyard If That’s What It Takes”

By: Hans Themistode

The sport of boxing has always had a specific pecking order. Those who are at the top have constantly dictated terms on when, how and where a showdown will take place.

Long before Floyd Mayweather became the top dog several years ago, he was forced to acquiesce to the demands of Oscar De La Hoya when the two faced off in 2007. Mayweather openly admitted that De La Hoya even chose the gloves he would wear on fight night.

Following that exact same blueprint, is pound-for-pound star, Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican native continues to rack up the wins and world titles but before a contest with him can be made, Alvarez makes it clear that he is the A side of the promotion. While some fighters have a problem forfeiting such power, super middleweight contender David Benavidez has no issue with playing second fiddle to Alvarez.

“He calls the shots, I got no power, I don’t got no belt,” said Benavidez during an interview with FightHype.com. “I’ll fight him in my backyard if that's what it takes.”

Benavidez, 24, stood back and watched as Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) took care of business last weekend against British native Billy Joe Saunders. The two faced off at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas with three of the four super middleweight titles on the line. After a fairly competitive eight rounds, Alvarez ended things violently with a right uppercut in the eighth round. The moment it landed, Saunders winced in pain and held on to his man until the end of the round. As Saunders slumped into his corner, his team attempted to work on his right eye but to no avail.

With another dramatic win under his belt, Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) is convinced that Alvarez is a heavy hitter. With that said, the 24-year-old is extremely confident that he has all of the necessary tools to give him one helluva fight.

“His power is legit, he’s a f*cking great fighter but I feel like I’m the one who can give him that great fight. The type of people that have been fighting him, they’ve all been running from him. If you look at the (Danny) Jacobs fight, you look at the (Gennadiy) Golovkin fight, they stood there and fought with him. That’s why Canelo didn’t stop them. I got the power, I got the jab, I got great body shots so I feel like I can make it happen. We’re just waiting for the opportunity.”

The post David Benavidez On Canelo Alvarez: “He Calls The Shots I Got No Power, I’ll Fight Him In My Backyard If That’s What It Takes” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

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