Stephen Fulton remained undefeated in sensational fashion on the undercard of Julian Williams triumphant win over Jarrett Hurd, and like Williams become world champion, defeating 3-time world champion Paulus Ambunda via unanimous decision.
'Cool Boy Steph' looked flawless on the night, sending the then Namibian champion to the canvas in what turned out to be a shutout victory for the American challenger. Fulton gave his assessment on his world title-winning effort.
The Super Bantamweight said, "Ambunda showed why he was a 3-time world champion, he got up when I put him down in the fight and came to fight. I was very happy with my performance and I displayed I have got power and I know that I have power.
"I showed I am a world level fighter with my performance and I know I am only getting better with every fight and I want to thank my team and the IBO for giving me the opportunity to show my talent off and become world champion in the process."
The Super Bantamweight division is a reignited division, with a recent classic, put on between Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny, and Fulton inserts himself at the top of the 122-pound weight class. The new IBO Champion discussed what he wants going forward in 2019.
The Philadelphia native added, "I want to be active firstly are foremost. I want to box at least another 3 times this year and defend my title. I leave it up to the team to make the decisions on when I fight but I will fight anyone.
"I ideally want to fight someone with a belt next. I am telling you now I will beat Daniel Roman. He is on my radar and my goal is to become a unified champion so I would love to make that fight happen.
Fulton continued, "If the Rigondeaux fight made business sense I would fight him no problem at all. I want all the belts and to fight real fights and show I am the best in the division and to do that you've got to become a unified champion and beat the best, so bring it on."