Unified WBC and WBO 122-pound world champion Stephen Fulton Jr. and former champion Danny Roman went head-to-head for the first time Thursday at the final press conference.
They are the main event of SHOWTIME this Saturday, May 4. June from The Armory in Minneapolis at a Premier Boxing Champions bonanza. Stephen Fulton Jr:
“I have been recognized more since I unified the titles and it feels great to be able to take photos with my fans.
“It meant everything to me to unify the belts because I said I wanted to do that. When I won my first title at the beginning of 2021 and then unified later in the year, it was an amazing feeling because I went through some problems before that fight. Not just my camp, but at home. So a lot of things happened to me. But mentally I was there and I got through it and now I’m here as a champion.
“The last four fighters I have faced were undefeated, so I am used to this path. I always rise to the occasion. I always show up when I get to these stages.
“My whole life has been like this. Right now I am living in the moment. I haven’t been looking past anything. We are living for today. So when Saturday comes, I’m going to have fun and enjoy defeating Roman.
“It feels good to be in the position and to be hunted. Now I’m giving him the opportunity that he didn’t give me.”
“This is the biggest opportunity of my life and we are here to take advantage of it. I too have had obstacles. But that’s boxing and now I’m focused on who’s in front of me now and that’s Stephen Fulton. I’m not overlooking my opponent.
“It’s been a year since I last fought, and I’m paying attention to that. This opportunity doesn’t come twice, so I know what I have to do to get the win.
“I’ve been in his position before and you don’t want to lose those belts. I was also a unified champion. So I know what it takes. He’s going to try to look his best, and I’m going to go in there and give everything I have to get it.”