Stephen Fulton vs. Danny Roman: Fight Prediction, Undercard, Start Time, Odds, Preview, Showtime Boxing

Stephen Fulton has quietly become one of boxing’s most exciting fighters en route to winning the WBC and WBO super bantamweight titles. On Saturday night, Fulton returns to the ring to face another fascinating test in the form of former WBA and IBF champion Danny Roman (9 p.m. ET showtime).

Over the past two years, Fulton (20-0, 8 KOs) has been repeatedly placed in the ring with pressure fighters trying to deny arguably Fulton’s greatest strength, a piston-like punch. which, when rolling, allows Fulton to control the distance. and disrupt his opponent’s rhythm. But with the steady diet of one-on-one opponents, another revelation came: Fulton has an average streak when the fight comes in close range.

In his most recent fight, ‘Cool Boy Steph’ went to war with Brandon Figueroa in one of the best fights of 2021. Both men spent much of the fight face to face, trading brutal combinations of power punches . In theory, it was exactly the wrong fight for Fulton and played into Figueroa’s forces. Fulton did not back down from the fight, however, and earned a deserved victory by majority decision.

Roman (29-3-1, 10 KOs) doesn’t have the history of most fighters who reach the elite level. In his first 11 fights, he suffered two losses and a draw. Then came a streak of 19 consecutive victories and the unification of two world titles.

That run ended against Murodjon Akhmadaliev, the man many believe to be the best super bantamweight in the world. Roman gave a good account of himself, losing by split decision in a highly competitive fight that many believed would lead to a rematch for the WBA and IBF titles.

The undercard presents an interesting showdown at 168 pounds when WBA “regular” champion David Morrell takes on Kalvin Henderson. Morrell, who could become a mandatory challenger for Canelo Alvarez with a win on Saturday, is just 6-0 so far in his career with five knockouts. He’s coming off three straight stoppages with relative ease, including a fourth-round TKO of Alantez Fox in December.

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Instead, Roman steps into the ring on a two-fight winning streak with a shot at the division’s other two world titles.

Fulton vs. Roman fight card, odds

Odds via Caesars Sportsbook

Stephen Fulton (c) -550

Danny Romain +400

WBC, WBO super bantamweight titles

David Morell (c)-2000

Kalvin Henderson +1000

WBA “regular” super middleweight title

Karl Dargan

alfredo santiago

super light

Prediction

Roman is a very good fighter and one of the “good guys” in boxing. It’s really good matchmaking at the elite level of the division. That said, Fulton has proven himself capable of winning fights against tough opposition no matter where the fight is. Roman is going to want to come in and work Fulton on the body, but Fulton knows he can survive — and even thrive — when forced to fight on the inside. And to get inside, Roman is going to have to get past Fulton’s brilliant shot.

There are just too many ways for Fulton to win compared to Roman having to jump through multiple hurdles just to get where he wants to be. And even if he does, it’s probably a 50/50 fight at best. Pick: Stephen Fulton via UD