Angelo Leo and Stephen Fulton finally meet inside the ring in a battle of undefeated fighters for the WBO junior featherweight title from the Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Conn.
Leo and Fulton were set to clash for the vacant WBO belt at the beginning of August. Two days before the contest, Fulton revealed he tested positive for COVID-19.
Beyond Hurt !!! I won’t be fighting for the world title Saturday night due to me testing positive for COVID. I never got anything easy, just a set back for a crazy return, pray for me if you can.— Stephen Fulton Jr (@coolboysteph) July 30, 2020
Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) stayed on the card and took on Tramaine Williams, who was moved up from the undercard. The 26-year-old Leo was the aggressor throughout to win by unanimous decision to claim the vacant belt.
"It's been a crazy year for everyone, but to say I walked out of 2020 a world champion is truly incredible and humbling," Leo said in a press release. "I spent 16 years training for that moment to become a champion, and here I am, preparing for my next camp for my first defense top of 2021."
Fulton (18-0, 8 KOs) steps back into the ring for the first time since a January 2020 unanimous decision victory over Arnold Khegai. The 26-year-old is happy to return to action and win the first major world title of his career.
"I feel like everything happens for a reason because I'm 10 times more ready now than I was the first time around," Fulton said. "I'm excited to fight for the title, and I expect nothing but Angelo Leo to be himself and fight his fight on January 23."
Here is everything you need to know about Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton.
What time is Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 23
- Time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (approximate)
The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET. Leo and Fulton are expected to make their ring walks about 11:30 p.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier bouts.
How to watch Leo vs. Fulton
- Showtime, Sho.com
Leo vs. Fulton is available on Showtime and can be streamed on Sho.com.
How much does Leo vs. Fulton cost?
The Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton fight is not on pay-per-view and is available only on Showtime.
Where is the Leo vs. Fulton fight?
Leo will fight Fulton at Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Conn. It will mark the first time Fulton has fought at the venue while Leo competes there for the second straight time.
Angelo Leo record and bio
- Name: Angelo Leo
- Nationality: American
- Born: May 15, 1994
- Height: 5-6
- Reach: 69 inches
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 20-0 with nine knockouts.
Stephen Fulton record and bio
- Name: Stephen Fulton
- Nationality: American
- Born: July 17, 1994
- Height: 5-6 ½
- Reach: 70 ½ inches
- Total fights: 18
- Record: 18-0 with eight knockouts.
Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton card
- Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton for Leo’s WBO Junior Featherweight title
- Raeese Aleem vs. Vic Pasillas; Junior Featherweights
- Rolando Romero vs. Justin Pauldo for Romero’s WBA interim Lightweight title