Michael Conlan (14-0, 8 KOs) has vowed that he will be seeing Stephen Fulton Jr (19-0, 8 KOs) very soon after the American became WBO super-bantamweight champion on January 23.
The Irishman, who was a world amateur champion, has long been favoured to become a world champion, as certain as backing the favourite at the Grand National with horsebetting.com, which can be made easier with a Dafabet bonus code.
The 29-year-old Belfast boxer has won all 14 professional contests and is currently ranked in the top 15 of all the world’s governing bodies – WBO #2; WBA #7; IBF #7; WBC #13; IBO #9.
As WBO Inter-Continental champion, he has a legitimate claim to challenge Philadelphian Fulton, who won the WBO super-bantamweight championship with a unanimous decision victory over Angelo Leo at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday, January 23.
Prior to ‘Cool Boy Steph’ Fulton’s fight with undefeated Leo, he was ranked #1 with the WBO, while Conlan was ranked next place, with it looking likely that the two men will meet in the future.
It didn’t take long for Conlan to make his intentions perfectly clear after Fulton’s win, taking to social media to say that he would be seeing the new champion very soon.
Mick tweeted, “Hey Stephen Fulton. Congrats on the win, I’m coming to see you soon.”
He further said in an interview with Boxing Social, “Keep the belt warm, keep the belt clean because I’m coming to take it soon.”
Fulton responded to the remarks in an interview with Inside Boxing Live, “He’s a good fighter but I know I come out with my had raised. The fighters always underestimate me.”
Conlan then replied to his reply, stating, “I don’t underestimate Stephen Fulton, he’s putting on great performances time and time again. Let’s do it Stephen. The big room, Madison Square Garden, awaits.”
Conlan was last in action in August, where he picked up an impressive 10th round stoppage win over former world title challenge Sofiane Takoucht at York Hall in London.
The Irish hero is making the move from featherweight to super-bantamweight, as he looks to achieve his dream by becoming world champion in 2021.
The 29-year-old debuted on St. Patrick’s Day in 2017 at Madison Square Garden, New York, on a Top Rank show after signing with legendary promoter, Bob Arum.
He won five fights that year, kicking off with a trio of third-round knockouts in March, May and July. His fourth fight in September ended in the second round, then he finished the debut year on a six-round points win back at The Garden again.
It was when he took his win tally to double figures in December 2018 that he collected his first professional title – the WBO Inter-Continental featherweight belt. He outpointed former Commonwealth champion Jason Cunningham over 10-rounds in his first pro contest in England to scoop up the ranking title, which ended his apprenticeship and began his journey to world domination.
Defending that title three times has elevated his position to No.2 in the WBO rankings, and adding the WBA Inter-Continental strap in his 12th fight has secured him a spot in their top 10 tables.
Even though, the jetsetter has fought in four different countries, including Australia, he has made the iconic Madison Square Garden his home, and this will surely be the chosen venue for his world title fight, should it materialise for him this year.
The likelihood is very probable and fight fans are expecting the announcement that Stephen Fulton Jr vs Michael Conlan will be arranged for the Irishman’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day outing at MSG.