Stephen Fulton stayed undefeated with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over challenger Danny Roman in a super bantamweight title fight on Saturday night at the Minneapolis Armory.
Fulton (21-0, eight KOs) appeared to be in control most of the night against Roman (28-4-1, 10 KOs), a former unified 122-pound titleholder. The judges scored it 119-109, 120-108 and 120-108.
“I made a hell of a statement tonight,” Fulton said. “I prepared for this and I told y’all I was going to make it easy and fight depending on how I wake up, and I woke up feeling good.”
The fights drew an announced sellout of 4,695, the largest crowd for a boxing event at the historic building.
In the other other co-main event, Cuban David Morrell Jr., 24, who is based in Minneapolis, defended his WBA super middleweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Kalvin Henderson.
Morrell improved to 7-0 with six KOs when his fight against Henderson (15-2-1) was called at the 2:35 mark of the fourth. Morrell dominated the fight, landing 45% of his power punches to 15% for Henderson.
“Thank you everyone for coming out to The Armory,” Morrell said. “I’m just happy, man. I’m happy. I’m so excited every time I fight in my new home in Minnesota. I made this place my home.”
MNUFC2 rolls along
MNUFC2 won its fourth consecutive game and extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Sporting Kansas City II.
Tommy Williamson’s one-on-one move and sharp-angled shot ended a scoreless game in the 74th minute and Diogo Pacheco made it 2-0 just four minutes later.
Sporting KC II’s only goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time wasn’t enough against the Loons’ streaking reserve team. MNUFC2 is now 5-2-3 overall and 3-1-2 on the road.