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Leo vs Fulton: Angelo Leo sees flaws in Stephen Fulton as he prepares for title defense

Leo defends his WBO junior featherweight title against Fulton this weekend.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) readies for Saturday night’s title defense against Stephen Fulton (18-0, 8 KOs), Leo tells RingTV that he’s fully prepared for this moment, having been aware that he would be fighting Fulton for quite some time now. Leo and Fulton were previously scheduled to duke it out, but had the fight delayed after Fulton and some of his team members tested positive for COVID.

“I’ve known I was going to fight Fulton for almost a year now,” said Leo. “I’ve been preparing for him for a while. Now that it has finally come, everything we have worked on has come more naturally to me.”

Leo continues by crediting Fulton’s ability to judge distance and work his jab, mixing in good foot movement, but still believes that Fulton has some kinks in his armor that he plans on taking advantage of.

“There’s a few flaws, based on what I’ve seen on him in previous fights. He is slick at times, but he does get hit. He has flaws I can exploit, and on the 23rd you guys will see ’em.”

Should Leo beat Fulton, he believes it will jump start his path to stardom as Fulton represents just the kind of highly touted fighter that one needs to get past in order to be considered among the best.

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