Undefeated Stephen Fulton held on to his two world tremendous bantamweight boxing titles Saturday with a unanimous choice victory over fellow American Daniel Roman.
Judges awarded Fulton the 12-round victory by scores of 119-109, 120-108 and 120-108 on the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“I made a hell of an announcement tonight,” Fulton mentioned. “I instructed you I’d make a straightforward combat relying on how I felt, and I wakened feeling good.”
Fulton, 21-0 with eight knockouts, saved the World Boxing Council crown he gained by majority choice over countryman Brandon Figueroa final November and the World Boxing Group title he took by unanimous choice over compatriot Angelo Leo in January 2021.
Roman, 29-4 with one drawn, was the World Boxing Affiliation and Worldwide Boxing Federation champion within the 122-pound (55.3kg) division till shedding each belts to unbeaten Uzbek Murodjon Akhmadaliev in 2020.
Fulton mentioned he wished to face Akhmadaliev for an undisputed crown.
“I’ve obtained to,” he mentioned. “We’ve obtained to complete this up.”
Roman, who was coming off a career-long 13-month layoff, mentioned Fulton’s victory confirmed he was the most effective within the division.
“This combat proved who was the most effective fighter within the division,” Roman mentioned. “Fulton was the higher man. I want him the most effective. Let him go and obtain what I couldn’t obtain, the undisputed.”
Fulton, 27, used superior jabs and counterpunches plus sooner footwork to manage early rounds. Roman, 32, started urgent the assault more durable within the seventh spherical however couldn’t overcome Fulton’s dominating strikes.
“Any second he had, I took it instantly from him,” Fulton mentioned. “I neutralized the menace.”