Fulton: I knew Figueroa would win, but this is my time

WBO super-bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton is looking forward to his unification clash with newly-crowned WBC king and WBA ‘Regular’ title holder Brandon Figueroa on September 11.

Fulton was a ringside observer as the unrelenting Figueroa broke the spirit and body of fancied Mexican and WBC champion Luis Nery in seven rounds at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, on Saturday evening.

The stylish Philadelphian later entered the ring to congratulate Texan Figueroa and set the scene for their fascinating unification bout in four months’ time.

“Great performance by Brandon tonight,” said Fulton. “That’s what I predicted would happen. This is my time now though. I’ve been waiting for this moment to finally fight Brandon. 

“I knew that Brandon would fight how he always fights. I’m just ready for my time against him. We’re going to put on a hell of a performance. Congratulations to him tonight, but I’m coming next.” 

The victorious Figueroa added: “We’ve been waiting a while for this fight. I knew that to get to September we had to get through this fight with Luis Nery. I envisioned that I was going to beat Luis Nery and I envision that I’m going to beat Stephen Fulton. Let’s get it.”

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