Sports Desk: Boxer Angelo Leo ready for world title shot

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Angelo Leo will fight Stephen Fulton Jr. for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title August 1. It’s a big opportunity for the Albuquerque born Leo, who left his home state for Las Vegas a little over two years ago, to better his career.

“Once I moved to Vegas my career started taking off,” said Leo. “I started making more of the money fights. I started getting up in the rankings. Overall, it’s just been a blessing, here in Las Vegas. Don’t get me wrong, Albuquerque is the city I was born and raised in, but Vegas is the place I need to be to progress my career.”

It only took the talented Leo a little over two years to get offered his first world title shot. “I’m stoked to be fighting for the world title,” said Leo. “This is something I have worked my whole life for and the time has finally come where I get to prove myself to the whole world.”

Both fighters will enter the ring undefeated. Leo is 19-0 with nine knockouts. Fulton is 18-0 with 8 knockouts. “We’re both ranked top five in the world by the WBO,” said Leo. “He’s a fighter that’s going to bring out the best in me, you know. He has a good jab. He likes to control the distance, but with my style, I think it’s going to be a good fight, you know. I come forward. I press the action and it’s just going to make for an interesting fight.” Leo and Fulton will be the main event on the card broadcast by Showtime.

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