Stephen Fulton Jr. W12 Paulus Ambunda... Stephen Fulton Jr. employed a stiff left jab, superior speed and an eighth-round knockdown to defeat fex-WBO champion Paulus Ambunda via twelve-round unanimous decision. Fulton, 24, from Philadelphia, won every round on all three scorecards, with identical 120-107 scores, to remain undefeated at 16-0 with 7 KOs. Ambunda, 38, from Namibia, fell to 27-3 with 11 KOs.
Mario Barrios KO2 Juan Jose Velasco... It might have taken Mario Barrios longer to get from his dressing room to the ring than it took to dispose of Argentina’s Juan Jose Velasco. In the second, Barrios plowed a left hand into the kidney of Velasco, then finished him with a right to the head. Velasco took a step back, then fell to his knees, seemingly paralyzed. He was counted out and Barrios ended up with a short night. Official time was 1:16. Barrios, a junior welterweight who turns 24 next week, remained unbeaten at 24-0 with 16 KOs). Velasco fell to 20-2 with 12 KOs. "I was trying to use my jab. I was being patient,” Barrios said. “I saw him opening up every time he would step in. I knew one of the body shots was going to do it and I found the sweet spot. I can't thank (trainer) Virgil Hunter and the team enough for the preparation for this fight. We knew he was vulnerable with body punches and that was something I work on regardless. It is one of my favorite shots. I have been working on it since the amateurs.”
Barrios said he wanted a title shot next. “I am always in the gym. I am always ready. I want all the smoke at 140. I want any of the champions.” source: pbc press release