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Who won Leo vs Fulton?
Stephen Fulton beat Angelo Leo by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd January 2021 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 109-119, 109-119, 110-118 in favor of winner Stephen Fulton.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Vic Pasillas was victorious over Raeese Aleem and Rolando Romero beat Avery Sparrow.
Leo vs Fulton stats
Angelo Leo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Stephen Fulton made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Leo had a slight advantage in power over Fulton, with a 45% knock out percentage over Fulton's 44%.
Angelo Leo was the same age as Stephen Fulton, at 27 years old.
Fulton had a height advantage of 1 inch over Leo. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Angelo Leo & Stephen Fulton fought out of an orthodox stance.
Leo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Fulton, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 133 to Fulton's 119.
Stephen Fulton was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 122lb division.
Leo vs Fulton form
Leo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tramaine Williams on 1st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Cesar Juarez on 28th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mark John Yap on 28th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Neil John Tabanao on 5th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
He had won against Alberto Torres on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Fulton remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Arnold Khegai on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Isaac Avelar on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Bert Ogden Arena, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Paulus Ambunda on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
Before that, he had won against Marlon Olea on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Hehad beat German Meraz on 30th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Angelo Leo had been fighting more than Stephen Fulton.
Going to this contest, Angelo Leo had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 18 days ago, while Stephen Fulton's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 24 days ago.
Leo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Fulton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Leo vs Fulton start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Leo vs Fulton?
Leo vs Fulton was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Leo vs Fulton?
Angelo Leo was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Stephen Fulton made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.