Another boxing bout canceled because of COVID-19
Covid-19 has played a large role in the quality of our lives for well over a year now. It’s almost the new norm finding out that events have been canceled or postponements due to someone coming into contact with Covid.
Unfortunately, in the world of boxing Covid has cancelled a lot of significant bouts including next week’s scheduled WBO bantamweight title clash between two undefeated world champions Brandon Figueroa and Stephen Fulton. Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) tested positive for COVID-19.
While their contest was originally set to take place at Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is unclear if the venue will remain the same. As for their make up date, nothing has been revealed as of yet.
Figeroa’s opponent Fulton (19-0 8 KOs) had a run in with Covid himself last year and he took to twitter supporting his opponent “Prayers out to Brandon,” said Fulton on his Twitter account. “Hope he recovers. I did everything great on my end. Testing, sparring partners and coaches, even isolating myself from my family and friends for months. Of course I am upset but I have been here before. I’ll be even stronger come October.”
Whenever this fight happens it will be a great test for both fighters. Figeroa is more of a knockout artist where Fulton is more of the grind it out type of boxer. Fulton has made a career of defeating undefeated fighters as he has beaten eight in his career. His last fight came in January after his bout with Covid. Fulton defeated Angelo Leo by unanimous decision.
Figeroa’s last fight he was a slight underdog and despite that ended Luis Niery in a 7th round stoppage setting up the super fight with Fulton. When the two fighters are finally able to lock horns fans will certainly be in for a treat and a possible fight of the year candidate.