Stephen Fulton Jr. remained super bantamweight champion with a one-sided victory Saturday.
Fulton downed top contender Danny Roman from The Armory in Minneapolis. The card aired live on Showtime.
The WBC and WBO 122-pound champion remained unbeaten and solidified his standing on the pound-for-pound charts.
“I made a hell of a statement tonight,” said Fulton, who improved to 21-0 with eight knockouts. “I prepared for this and I told y’all I was going to make it easy and fight depending on how I wake up, and I woke up feeling good.”
Known as “Cool Boy Steph”, Fulton was in control throughout the action, showing off expert movement against an aggressive opponent, while consistently finding openings for his offense. Roman pushed the pace early and often, initiating offense with power and body shots, but Fulton effectively countered him repeatedly and removed himself from danger.
“There’s no excuse,” said Roman, who dropped to 29-4-1 with 10 knockouts. “I think this fight proves who the best 122-pound fighter in the division is. Fulton did that tonight. He proved it. I wish him the best and I hope he goes and achieves what I couldn’t achieve. Go become undisputed. Like I said, this fight proved who is the best in the division. Fulton was the better man tonight.”
In the co-main event, David Morrell Jr. finished Kalvin Henderson to remain WBC super middleweight champion. The win was his seventh in seven fights, with six being knockouts.