The three-city international press tour for the December 1st heavyweight title showdown between WBC world champ Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury has come to an end—and now the real work begins.
On Sunday, September 30th, PBC on FS1 delivered a show stacked with action from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The night began with undefeated featherweight Stephen Fulton facing Mexico’s German Meraz. Fulton, who took the fight on only 72 hours’ notice, dominated every round and scored a knockdown in the 8th and final round—to collect his 14th career victory by unanimous decision.
Then, rising heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba returned to the ring vs fellow unbeaten Nick Jones. Ajagba wasted no time, landing a hard right hand that sent Jones to the canvas in the very first round, securing his 6th KO victory.
Also, on the card was fast-rising super welterweight Joey Spencer who met Cory Macon. Spencer attacked the body from the opening bell, but it was a right hook that sent Macon to the canvas, resulting in yet another first-round knockout.
In the co-main event, British Olympic Silver Medalist Joe Joyce made his U.S. debut in a heavyweight fight against battle-tested Iago Kiladze. Joyce sent Kiladze to the canvas in rounds 2 and 3 before scoring a knockout with a big shot that ended the fight in the fifth.
And in the main event, undefeated super bantamweight Brandon Figueroa fought Columbia’s Oscar Escandon in a scheduled 10-round bout. It was a toe-to-toe fight right from the start but it was Figueroa who remained more active and accurate throughout the later rounds. In the final round, Figueroa landed a powerful right upper cut that sent Escandon to the canvas, clinching the KO win for Figueroa—who improved to 17-0.
In other news, the world title heavyweight showdown between WBC champ Deontay Wilder and lineal champ Tyson Fury is set for December 1st at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and live on Showtime pay-per-view. In anticipation of this blockbuster event, Wilder and Fury embarked on a three-city international press tour earlier this week. Both men have been very vocal on what they plan to do to each other in the ring where Wilder’s big power will be tested against Fury’s size and strength. Stay tuned for more details, including ticketing information and undercard fights.
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