VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Bantamweight
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38-4-0

The tape

29
Age
32
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 8UD 12MD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
KO 1KO 10SD 12KO 2KO 2
21
Wins
38
8
By KO
20
38
KO%
53
1
Losses
4
1
Stopped
3
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2008
151
Pro rounds
269

Current rankings @ Super Bantamweight

1
The Ring
2
-
WBA
7
6
WBC
2
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
5

Stephen Fulton vs Marlon Tapales preview


When is Fulton vs Tapales?

Stephen Fulton could face the challenge of Marlon Tapales in late 2024 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 a record of 21 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Marlon Tapales would make his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Tapales would have an advantage in power over Fulton, with a 53% knockout percentage compared to Fulton's 38%.

Stephen Fulton is the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.

Fulton has a height advantage of 3 inches over Tapales. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Stephen Fulton fights out of the orthodox stance, while Marlon Tapales is a southpaw.

Fulton is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 years and 2 months later than Tapales, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 118 fewer professional rounds, totaling 151 compared to Tapales' 269.

Stephen Fulton goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, and 1 by The Ring at super bantamweight.

Marlon Tapales is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 5 by the IBF, and 2 by The Ring in the 122lb division.

Fulton vs Tapales form

Stephen Fulton has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Naoya Inoue on July 25, 2023, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.

Prior to that, he had beaten Daniel Roman on June 4, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Armory, Minnesota, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Brandon Figueroa on November 27, 2021, by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Park Theater, Nevada.

Before that, he had beaten Angelo Leo on January 23, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

He had defeated Arnold Khegai on January 25, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.

Tapales has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Nattapong Jankaew on May 10, 2024, by knockout in the 1st round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Manila, Philippines.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue on December 26, 2023, by knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight, WBA Super World Super Bantamweight, WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had won against Murodjon Akhmadaliev on April 8, 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.

Before that, he had defeated Jose Estrella on May 14, 2022, by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

He had beaten Hiroaki Teshigawara on December 11, 2021, by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marlon Tapales has been fighting more than Stephen Fulton.

Stephen Fulton last fought 1 year, 3 months and 11 days ago, while Marlon Tapales' last outing was 5 months and 26 days ago.

Fulton's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 11 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

Tapales' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.

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