Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton Fight Prediction and Analysis

Published 01/23/2021, 8:15 AM EST


Undefeated elites- Stephen Fulton and Angelo Leo will collide against each other on January 23 at the Mohegan Sun Casino with Leo’s WBO super bantamweight title at stake. The intriguing 12-rounds headliner will demand the best from both the pugilists, citing a close-fight between them.

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The pair have a lot in common, and their professional rides till now have been pretty similar. Boasting a record of 18-0 with 8 wins coming from KO’s, Fulton is on the brink of becoming a champion. Meanwhile, Leo has 20 wins with 0 losses and has attained 9 of those wins with KO’s.

That said, Angelo Leo is already a world champion, and it’s time to test himself against a boxer of similar stature. It will also be a fight between two orthodox pugilists. So, we can expect Fulton and Leo to understand each other’s game to the core. Both the undefeated boxers appear confident before the fight. Here’s how their in-ring matchup can look like.

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Stephen Fulton vs Angelo Leo- What can we expect?

It’s safe to predict a long-lasting fight between them, as both the boxers have comfortably gone to the distance in their professional careers by now. While a world title is at stake, none of them would like to risk their chance by putting unnecessary action in the primary stage.

Stephen Fulton might take a lot of time to launch his best shot. Akin to his earlier fights, where he has defeated the unbeaten boxers, Fulton knows what it takes. But, Leo may not wait for a long time as he has the urge to land haymakers and can steadily go for them.

Leo should acknowledge Fulton’s footwork and flexibility before making the bigger moves. There’s no denying, ‘El Chinito’ has the power to stop ‘Cool Boy Steph’. However, he should not opt to test his chin in a world title fight in order to earn a stoppage. Especially when Fulton is confident about winning.

In an interaction with Athletic, Fulton shed light on his opponent and said, “I’m the better fighter. I’ve fought the better opposition. I’m more skilful, more versatile and I’m the smarter fighter.”

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Amid all these stats and analysis, both the boxers are in with a shot and will want to retain the ‘0’ next to their name.

Prediction:- Stephen Fulton beats Angelo Leo via unanimous decision

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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