Undeafeated Stephan Fulton battled Adam Lopez in a scheduled 8-round 123-pound bout on December 8, 2017, at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Miami, Florida. This fight was broadcast live on FS1 as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Lopez came out in round one as the aggressor, using his power and applying pressure early on. Utilizing round two as his round to shine, Lopez staggered Fulton by way of a series of right hands before hearing the bell.
By round 3, Fulton used those first two rounds to divide and conquer while applying his jab, and continuous power ultimately starting his plan to slowly walk Lopez down.
After using the earlier rounds to adjust, Fulton brought the fight directly to Lopez in the final three rounds, causing his strength and willpower to slowly deteriorate as he was unable to recover.
Fulton seemingly gained strength and confidence as he closed in on Lopez during the final round and ended up going the full distance. In the end, the judges awarded Stephan Fulton a majority decision victory, improving his record to 12-0, 5KOs.