Daniel Roman falls to Stephen Fulton; loses rematch against Akhmadaliev

Erika Montoya Mexico City / 05.06.2022 01:09:32 Daniel Roman needed only one win to secure a rematch agains

Erika Montoya

Mexico City / 05.06.2022 01:09:32

needed only one win to secure a rematch against Uzbek champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev; however, he ran into unified US champion and was outpointed in Minneapolis.

On Saturday night at the Minneapolis Armory, Fulton displayed all his skills in what was the first exhibition of the two super bantamweight crowns (World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization) and after 12 rounds he took the cards 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109.

“There are no excuses. It seems to me that this fight shows who is the best fighter in the 122-pound division. Fulton did it tonight. He proved it. I wish him all the best and I hope he gets what I couldn’t get. He goes to consecrate you as undisputed champion. Fulton was the best tonight. Fulton knew how to handle the times. I had a hard time adjusting to the distance from him, since he boxed. He was in and out. He changed his fighting style so that it would be difficult for me to adapt, ”said the fighter of Mexican blood who added his fourth professional defeat.

Fulton now waits for the winner of the duel between the still monarch of the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Federation, the Uzbek Murodjon Akhmadaliev, and the Californian Ronny Ríos who will meet on June 25, for the unification for the undisputed championship.

“I sent a tremendous message tonight. I prepared myself for this and told all of you that tonight would be a consecration night. That I was going to take it easy and fight depending on how I woke up this morning. I woke up feeling really, really good,” said Fulton, who improved to 21-0 with 8 knockouts.