WBO super-bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton is confident that his unification clash with WBC king Brandon Figueroa won’t go the distance tonight.
Fulton, who won his WBO title via unanimous decision against Angelo Leo in January, says he cannot wait to show the world his true potential against Figueroa at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas.
“People have yet to see the best of me,” Fulton said. “They’ve yet to see that I like to fight toe-to-toe. I just don’t think this fight is going to last that long. He has the power to wear you down, but I’m the kind of fighter who can overcome anything. I highly believe in my abilities and my intelligence.
“This is my first fight back with fans in two years. There’s so much excitement for it. I’ve been preparing for this fight since June and I don’t think it’s going the distance.
“I’m his biggest fight to date. I’m his biggest test. I’m not like any of the other fighters that he faced before. He knows that and everyone around him knows that. Just watch what I do when I have my back against the wall.
“This boils down to who wants it the most. The power, the strength and the speed can all die down during a fight. All that’s left is who wants it the most. This isn’t just about being unified champion, it’s about this man believing that he can beat me. That’s what motivates me.
“He doesn’t have any quit in him and I appreciate that. I hate quitters and I don’t have any quit in me either. He always fights his fight and applies pressure well. He knows how to use angles and he’s got to this point for a reason.
“I’m used to being in uncomfortable positions, but I’ve had great support from my team and family and friends and that will be with me on fight night.”