Unified WBC and WBO Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Fulton Jr will battle former unified champion Danny Roman in a showdown between the sport’s two most often entertaining fighters live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, June 4 during a Premier Boxing Champions event from the Armory in Minneapolis.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING TV show begins at 9pm ET / 6pm Pacific Time and will feature WBA Super Middleweight Champion and fan-favorite David Morrell Jr. of Minneapolis against Kalvin Henderson in the co-main event.
“Fans at The Armory in Minneapolis and watching on SHOWTIME will get to enjoy another party on June 4 with a battle between unified champion Stephen Fulton and former unification champion Danny Roman set to bring to dramatic action sequences,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotion. “Add rising star David Morrell Jr back to fight in his adopted hometown against Kalvin Henderson, and June 4 ranks as another night of fights not to be missed.”
Ticket for the event, promoted by TGB Promotion and Warriors Boxing, is currently on sale and can be purchased at Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster. The match between Fulton vs. Roman is promoted with Thompson Boxing.
Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Pa., Fulton (20-0.8 KOs) faced impressive competition as he rose to the 122-pound for the chance to see him become a home. world champion and finally unification champion. In his last 14 matches, the 27-year-old has beaten 8 previously undefeated boxers. After snatching the title from Angelo Leo in January 2021, he overcame Brandon Figueroa in November to unify the titles in one of the best and most action-packed matches of the year. Trained in his hometown by coach Wahid Rahim, Fulton has demonstrated superhuman boxing skills that have enabled him to dominate opponents of various styles and control matches from start to finish.
“I’m ready to defend my title again against ‘Danny boy,'” Fulton said. “I hope Roman will be excited and at the right time. He sees this fight as a comeback, so he will be ready. This is his biggest fight to date. Fighting fans should just make sure to stay in tune with this fight because when I do fight I always put on a great performance and June 4th will be no different. ”
Ranked in the top 5 by the WBC, WBO and IBF, Roman (28-3-1, 10 KOs) will have a chance to reclaim his unified table 122 title on June 4. The 31-year-old from China Los Angeles has won the head-to-head matches, securing a decisive unanimous victory over former champions Juan Carlos Payano in September 2020 and Ricardo Espinoza Franco in May 2021. Roman becomes home for the first time. world champion in 2017, when he stopped Shun Kubo to win the WBA title. Roman will further unify the titles by beating TJ Doheny for his IBF belt in 2019, before losing to Murodjon Akhmadaliev in a split decision in January 2020.
Roman said: “Words cannot describe how delighted I am to be back in the ring, fighting for world titles in SHOWTIME. “Fulton is an undefeated champion who has never tasted defeat, but I plan to take his belt. I am confident in myself that I will rise to the top based on my skills and experience. I’m having a great time at camp and the fans should keep an eye on me because I’m in the best shape of my life. I am grateful to my team for working hard to make this fight a reality. I will turn this fight into a war on June 4th.”
Now based in Minneapolis, Morrell (6-0.5 KOs) has displayed the extraordinary talent that has made him stand out in Cuba’s iconic amateur scene since arriving in the state in 2019. The 24-year-old won an interim title by dominating then undefeated Lennox Allen in August 2020. Morell, who trains in Texas with celebrity trainer Ronnie Shields, wowed the crowd at The Armory in his adopted home country twice in 2021. He stopped previously undefeated Mario Cazares in the first round in June before overtaking veteran contender Alantez Fox on his way to the game. make up the fourth round in December.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to fight in my second hometown of Minneapolis,” Morrell said. “I’m ready to shine at The Armory again on June 4th. It’s a great feeling to have that support on the night of teamfights and I’m working hard to practice to make sure I can deliver. dedicated to the fans.”
31-year-old Henderson (15-1-1, 11 KOs) has won three of his last four games, including three stoppage-time wins in 2021. Fort Worth, Texas native, Henderson has recovered after a decisive loss when undefeated Isiah Steen to stop Robert Burwell on his most recent outing in October. Henderson turned pro in 2016, winning his first 12 games before a majority draw against Genc Pllana in December 2019.
“I feel this is a great opportunity to show who I am on the national grid for a WBA title,” said Henderson. “A lot of pros never get the chance to fight for a world title and for me to get this chance, 17 games is amazing. All I want is a chance. Despite his young age, Morrell is a rival in the game. He’s from the Cuban show, but we have a great game plan to take this world title home. ”
Danny Roman shared the details of his training camp and more as he nears his top run again against unified WBC and WBO 122-Pound world champion Stephen Fulton Jr., takes place this Saturday, June 4 live on SHOWTIME from The Armory in Minneapolis. Top boxing championship event.
Los Angeles-born Roman (29-3-1, 10 KOs) became the champion for the first time in September 2017 when he traveled to Japan to stop Shun Kubo and claim the WBA belt. After three successful defenses, Roman secured another IBF title in a 2019 action match against the then undefeated TJ Doheny. After a narrow defeat to Murodjon Akhmadaliev in 2020, Roman returned with dominant wins against Juan Carlos Payano in September 2020 and Ricardo Espinoza in May 2021.
Now, he’ll be looking to regain his unity at 122 pounds against the rapidly rising Fulton in a showdown of highly skilled and aggressive fighters. Here’s what Roman had to say ahead of Saturday’s game:
On his match against Stephen Fulton Jr.:
“I’m up against a good fighter who doesn’t have many flaws, but every man has a weakness, and I’m going to exploit Fulton. I believe my style will be difficult for him to adjust. He’s never been in the ring with an experienced boxer like me. I know what it takes to win this war. The world will see a greatly improved version of me in this fight. I’m going to throw a lot of punches until the final bell rings and I’m getting ready to go.”
Fight for another world championship:
“I have worked my way back to this position with a lot of sacrifice, dedication and perseverance. These opportunities don’t come to most fighters, so I’m very grateful to the whole team for believing in me and being there for me. I’m fighting for two world titles, this time the WBC and WBO belts, and best believe I’ll leave everything in the ring.”
During his recent training camp:
“I added some elite strength and conditioning to my weekly workouts for this camp and I feel stronger than ever. Also, I pay close attention to my diet and eat right. I’ve got the perfect tempo in this camp, and I know on the night of the fight I’ll be at the top. “
Fight again on SHOWTIME:
“I’ve never lost a match on Showtime, so it’s fair to say I love the fact that I’m fighting online. Everyone knows that if you’ve fought on SHOWTIME, you’ve reached the pinnacle of boxing. SHOWTIME is legendary for showing off some of the greatest fights in boxing history. I hope my fight with Fulton will endure as the great battles of the past. “