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  Stephen Fulton Jr. & Raíeese Aleem
Las Vegas Media Roundtable Quotes


Undefeated WBO 122-pound world champion Stephen Fulton Jr. and unbeaten top contender Raíeese Aleem previewed their respective showdowns during a Las Vegas media roundtable on Saturday, before they enter the ring in separate attractions live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, November 27 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

Fulton will square off against WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Brandon Figueroa in the main event, while Aleem battles Mexicoís Eduardo BŠez in the co-main event of the telecast, which begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Here is what Fulton and Aleem, who are both training in Las Vegas for Saturdayís matchups, had to say at the media roundtable this past weekend:

STEPHEN FULTON JR.


ďWhen I fought out in Nevada during the amateurs, I knew I would be back here fighting in Las Vegas one day as a pro. This has a totally different feel to it but Iím just focused on getting the job done and winning.

ďI feel like this is what Iím supposed to be doing right now. Iím here for a reason. Iím not going to let the bright lights get to me. I was made for this and I take that mindset into the ring.

ďOnce I turned pro, I was on the path to becoming world champion. Iíve won a world title in the division I turned pro in, and now Iím unifying in my first fight as champion. I want to keep pushing forward and become undisputed at this weight class.

ďMy ability to adjust and outthink Figueroa is going to be the difference. Thatís not to mention my speed and underrated power. I know Figueroa is going to throw a lot of punches, but Iím going to make him miss and capitalize on his mistakes.

ďEveryone has a different path and for me thatís been taking dangerous fights against undefeated opponents. Thatís made me a better fighter. Maybe I shouldnít have taken some of those fights, but now Iíve got this resume that can stack up against anybody.Ē

RAíEESE ALEEM


ďIím extremely excited to be back doing what I love to do and to be fighting on a big SHOWTIME card. Iíve been getting great sparring out here in Las Vegas and Iím absolutely ready for Saturday.

ďIíve been working on really taking my time in the ring. Even if Iím being aggressive, Iím still taking my time while doing that. If I had taken my time against Vic Pasillas in my last fight, I would have stopped him in the sixth round. I was pushing the pace when I didnít have to.

ďI would love to fight Stephen Fulton. I believe that Iím the best in the division and some people think that heís the best. If he wins this fight and I win Saturday, thatís the fight I want next. Iím ready to make it happen.

ďI just have to keep winning and make big statements in every fight. Iím going to keep earning more recognition. Iím just starting to show people who I really am and I canít let up.Ē



 

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