Super Middleweight Prospect Darius Fulghum a Promotional Free Agent

04/03/2023 - No comments

One of the most promising prospects in boxing, undefeated Darius “DFG” Fulghum (3-0, 3 KOs), is now a promotional free agent after parting ways with Disrupt Promotions which acquired several assets from Probellum.

The 26-year-old Fulghum, fighting out of Houston, signed with Probellum in late 2021, and made his pro debut December 16, 2021, stopping Juan Emmanuel Navarette Liera in the opening round. His last fight was August 10, 2022, in which he knocked out David Murray (10-3-1) in the second round on a show in Detroit.

“I am now a free agent,” Fulghum explained. “It was a great experience with Probellum and I will always appreciate and be grateful for the opportunities they provided me to start my professional journey. As I transition into my new journey, I can now focus on making my name in the super middleweight/light heavyweight division. I understand boxing is a business and I believe I can provide a lot of value to any promoter due to my marketable image in and outside the ring. I have always prided myself on being an exciting, talented fighter who fought at the highest level as an amateur. I won the National Golden Gloves, USA Trials and was a member of Team USA (#1 ranked heavyweight). And I fought outside my natural weight class as a heavyweight. To be clear, I can fight as a super middleweight or light heavyweight at the professional level. Needless to say, I am excited to embark on this new chapter of my professional career.”

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Before turning professional, Fulghum was the No. 1-ranked heavyweight on Team USA but, similar to other fighters in his position during the time, he was forced to pivot from his childhood dream of fighting for Team USA in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to several delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am pumped for this new chapter of my life, and I feel like I’m starting all over again,” Fulghum remarked. “I had to get higher rankings in the amateurs and now I need to get into the pro rankings. It’s an interesting process.”

Fulghum is now working with 3 Point Management (3PM) out of Los Angeles, California. Darius’ new stablemates include former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs), WBA NABA super flyweight champion John “Scrappy” Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs), light heavyweight Kareem Hackett (10-0, 5 KOs), super middleweight Cem “Champ” Kilic (17-1, 11 KOs), and heavyweight Zach Spiller (3-0, 2 KOs).

As one of few active professional boxers who has a college degree, Fulghum put his boxing career on hold to attend Prairie View A & M University, where he graduated with a degree in nursing. Now, he has gone a complete 180-degrees, where he has put his nursing career on hold to pursue boxing to the fullest.

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“I keep an active nursing degree,” he explained, “but I’m all-in on boxing. I’m a full-time boxer without any distractions or side things. There’s a possibility that I may get back into nursing someday, but I love boxing so much I think I’ll find other avenues in boxing after I retire from the ring. It’s hard to say with so many years ahead of me, but I may try commentating or something else. I don’t see myself leaving boxing when my career ends and want to give back to the sport that has provided me with so many extraordinary experiences and opportunities in and outside the ring.

“I remember seeing a fantasy boxing list with the best fighters of all-time. I want my name on that list. More than world championships of Halls of Fame, I want to leave my legacy to where people say, ‘Darius was the man’ back then. It’s important for me to leave behind my legacy. I want my name with legendary fighters. I think about that a lot and how I’m going to make it happen.”

Boxing while he attended college was a challenge, to say the least, but Fulghum made the most of the situation.

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“Nursing is one of the hardest schools,” he concluded. “Boxing wasn’t my focus then, but it is now and I’m going to see what heights I can make in boxing. I have the talent, skill set and marketability that, I believe, I can bring a lot of value to any promotions.”