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Stephen Fulton vs Marlon Tapales preview
When is Fulton vs Tapales?
Stephen Fulton could face the challenge of Marlon Tapales in Late 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Fulton vs Tapales stats
Stephen Fulton would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marlon Tapales would make his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Tapales would have advantage in power over Fulton, with a 51% knock out percentage over Fulton's 38%.
Stephen Fulton is the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Fulton has a height advantage of 3 inches over Tapales.
Stephen Fulton fights out of the orthodox stance, while Marlon Tapales is a southpaw.
Fulton is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 year and 2 months later than Tapales, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 115 less professional rounds, 143 to Tapales' 258.
Stephen Fulton goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at super bantamweight.
Marlon Tapales is currently ranked number 2 by the RING in the 122lb division.
Fulton vs Tapales form
Fulton remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Daniel Roman on 4th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Brandon Figueroa on 27th November 2021 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Park Theater, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Angelo Leo on 23rd January 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had beat Arnold Khegai on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had defeated Isaac Avelar on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Bert Ogden Arena, Texas.
Tapales has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against Murodjon Akhmadaliev on 8th April 2023 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Estrella on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Hiroaki Teshigawara on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Ryosuke Iwasa on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Roberto Castaneda on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Soboba Casino, California.
In terms of recent activity, Stephen Fulton has been fighting more than Marlon Tapales.
Stephen Fulton last fought 11 months and 23 days ago, while Marlon Tapales' last outing was 1 month and 19 days ago.
Fulton's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
Tapales' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
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