Angelo Leo and Stephen Fulton to headline August 1 Showtime card at the Mohegan Sun
A major opportunity appears to have been presented to Albuquerque, New Mexico native Angelo Leo. Last Thursday, The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger reported that Showtime Boxing will return to the airways on August 1 from the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The main event, under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, is said to feature Leo (19-0, 9KOs) against Philadelphia native Stephen Fulton for the vacant WBO Super Bantamweight title.
The bout was scheduled for the title after now former champion Emanuel Navarrete announced that he was moving up to 126 lb. division.
Neither Leo nor Fulton (18-0, 8KOs) have spoken publicly on the bout but Fulton has retweeted Coppinger’s tweet as well several comments mentioning the match-up.
Currently, the 26-year-old, Fulton is ranked number 1 by the WBO while Leo is second. Fulton is signed to powerful boxing advisor Al Haymon while Leo is signed to Mayweather Promotions which has close ties to Haymon.
Leo, 26, will become just the third New Mexican to fight for a 122-pound title. Fellow Albuquerquean Danny Romero Jr. lost a majority decision to Vuyani Bungu in 1998 for the IBF version of the belt, and Clarence Adams defeated Albuquerque resident Andres Fernandez via 6th round technical knockout (doctor’s stoppage) in 2000.
Stay tuned to SWFight.com for more articles and interviews covering Leo’s attempt to make history.