Unified WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton is expecting a very tough fight, when he defends his belts against former unified champion Danny Roman.
Their Showtime televised fight takes place on Saturday, June 4, from The Armory in Minneapolis.
Fulton is coming big win last November, when he went to war with Brandon Figueroa to unify the WBC/WBO belts with an action-packed twelve round decision
Fulton is currently finishing up training camp.
“Everything has been great. Camp has been amazing and challenging for me training through Ramadan. Training with little energy during Ramadan actually helped me as far as making weight. Right now, I’m just looking forward to June 4," Fulton said.
“I’ve fought during Ramadan four years in a row and got knockouts. I already know how to prepare for a fight this way. My mental is just different when I’m fasting and on my spiritual journey. Those are the things that push me to the next level mentally. The fight game is more mental than physical anyway."
Fulton explains that he wanted to prove a point in selecting Roman, because his upcoming challenger claimed that he was being avoided.
“Roman was doing a lot of tweeting at me saying that I was ducking, and I just didn’t say anything back and made the fight happen. I just want them to keep that same energy. I was presented with other fighters to face, and I chose Danny Roman. He deserved the opportunity, so I gave it to him," Fulton said.
“He’s a great fighter and you can’t take that away from him. I don’t understand how he didn’t get his rematch for his original belts, but I decided to give him the shot at mine. I expect Roman to be different against me than in any other fight. He’s looking to get back on top. I have to be smart and able to adapt. That’s what I do best."