Stephen Fulton vs Daniel Roman Preview June 4th, 2022
There’s an excellent super bantamweight title fight this Saturday, June 4th in Minneapolis, Minnesota as unbeaten WBA and WBO boss Stephen Fulton of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania takes on former WBA and IBF Super Bantamweight champion Danny Roman of Los Angeles, California. Fulton added the WBC Belt to his collection the last time out when he beat Brandon Figueroa by a controversial majority decision in November. Fulton captured the WBO title 10 months earlier when he beat Angelo Leo by unanimous decision. Roman last fought in May of last year when he beat Ricardo Espinoza Franco by 10-round unanimous decision. The bout can be seen live on Showtime in America and on TSN 5 in Canada.
Fulton vs Roman Betting Odds
- Daniel Roman +350
- Stephen Fulton -500
The 27-year-old Fulton made his pro debut in 2014 and has fought 131 rounds since. He enters the bout with a perfect mark of 20-0 with 8 Ko’s. He’s not known as a power puncher as he owns a current knockout ratio of just 40 per cent with three stoppages in his last eight fights. Fulton stands just over 5-feet-6-inches tall with a 70.5-inch reach.
Just one of his first seven opponents had a winning record but and since then he’s managed to defeat boxers such as Figueroa, Lee, Joshua Greer Jr, Luis Rosario. Adam Lopez, Jesus Ahumada and German Meraz. He also won the IBO World Super Bantamweight Title in May, 2019 with a wide 12-round unanimous decision over Paulus Ambunda. Fulton’s amateur record was a reported 75-15 and he also participated in the World Series of Boxing.
The 32-year-old Roman won the WBA Super Bantamweight title by ninth-round stoppage over Shun Kubo in September, 2017 then defended it with unanimous decisions over Ryo Matsumoto and Moises Flores before stopping Gavin McDonnell in the 10th round in October, 2018. He then met TJ Doheny in April, 2019 to add the IBF title. Roman now has has a record of 29-3-1 with with 10 Kos.
He measures 5-feet-5-inches tall with a 68-inch reach, so gives up 1.5-inches in height and 2.5-inches in reach to Fulton. Roman turned pro back in 2010 and has 233 rounds of experience since then. He’s not known as a heavy hitter which is evident by his current knockout ratio of just 30.3 per cent. Roman’s first loss came against Takashi Okada by a four-round split decision in 2011
He then dropped an eight-round unanimous decision to Juan Reyes in 2013 and lost his titles to Murodjon Akhmadaliev by split decision in January 2021. His draw was a four-round affair with Jensen Ramirez in his second pro fight in 2011. Since turning pro after a 45-9 amateur career, Roman also won the vacant WBA-NABA Super Bantamweight Title in 2015 when be beat Daniel Noriega by a 10-round unanimous decision and then defended it four times.
His biggest wins have been over Doheny, McDonnell, Flores, Matsumoto, Kubo, Erik Ruiz, Adam Lopez, Marlon Olea and Ramiro Robles. He hasn’t really taken on the cream of the crop when it comes to world class opposition but has done his job well, entertained the fans and had a 19-fight winning streak going when he ran into Akhmadaliev.
This is a fine matchup of two hard-working boxers who have just about everything going for them except power. Both guys like to let their hands go with Roman being just a bit more naturally aggressive. Figueroa forced Fulton to go toe-to-toe in November and he also handled his power well. Fulton has the better boxing skills and mobility here and that should be the difference in an exciting fight.
Fulton has the better boxing skills overall.
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