Showtime Boxing -- Brandon Figueroa vs. Stephen Fulton: Fight prediction, undercard, odds, start time, preview

Showtime Boxing -- Brandon Figueroa vs. Stephen Fulton: Fight prediction, undercard, odds, start time, preview
Showtime Boxing -- Brandon Figueroa vs. Stephen Fulton: Fight prediction, undercard, odds, start time, preview

On Saturday night at Park Theater in Las Vegas, two undefeated super bantamweight world champions clash in a unification bout when WBO titlist Stephen Fulton Jr. battles WBC champ Brandon Figueroa (10 p.m. ET, Showtime). A clash of styles, Figueroa vs. Fulton is a sleeper fight that could prove to be one of boxing's best in November.

Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KO) broke through to the championship level in 2019, fighting four times in the year, including winning the WBA interim title, later upgraded to the "regular" title. While Figueroa's 2019 campaign ended with a split draw against Julio Ceja, he got back to business in 2020 with a win over Damien Vazquez and won the WBC world title this past May with a seventh-round knockout of Luis Nery on a brutal body shot.

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While Figueroa is a face-first fighter, Fulton (19-0, 8 KO) builds nearly his entire offense off a stiff jab. That jab was ultimately the key to Fulton's championship-winning performance against Angelo Leo in January.

Against Leo, Fulton also showed an ability to keep up a strong pace and even battle on the inside against a pressure fighter. In the fight, Fulton threw a total of 1,183 punches, never throwing less than 79 in a single round while taking the biggest fight of his career by scores of 118-110, 119-109, and 119-109.

Figueroa is a notch better of a fighter than Leo but has the same ability to force Fulton into a fight where he will have to rely on output and the ability to survive, if not thrive, when Figueroa is able to advance past the jab and force inside exchanges.

Here's the latest fight card for Saturday night along with odds from Caesars Sportsbook.  

Figueroa vs. Fulton card, odds

Stephen Fulton Jr. (c) -330

Brandon Figueroa (c) +260

WBC and WBO super bantamweight titles

Raeese Aleem -400

Eduardo Baez +310

Super bantamweight

Gary Antonio Russell -900

Alexandro Santiago +600

Bantamweight

Rock Dodler Myrthil

Kevin Johnson

Super lightweight

Aaron Alameda

Angel Antonio Contreras

Super bantamweight

Kenny Davis Jr.

Nelson Hampton

Lightweights

Albert Gonzalez

Chamar Flowers

Super bantamweight

Prediction

Fulton had a massive showing against Leo. He didn't win

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