Stephen Fulton outboxes Daniel Roman to win wide decision

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Stephen Fulton was the better technician.

The gifted two-belt 122-pound titleholder was a step ahead of capable challenger Daniel Roman from beginning to end Saturday in Minneapolis, winning by a wide unanimous decision.

The scores were 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109, meaning Roman won only one round on one card.

Fulton (21-0, 8 KOs) controlled the fight with his swift movement and jab, which made it difficult for the normally busy Roman (29-4-1, 10 KOs) to throw as many punches as he normally does or land his shots consistently.

Fulton didn’t land a tremendous number of punches, either, However, he connected on more than enough of the jabs and power shots — many counter punches — to win the majority of rounds convincingly.

To his credit, Roman, a former unified champion with great pride, tried to pick up his pace as the fight progressed — and had some success — but he never really solved the riddle Fulton posed.


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