Sebastian Fundora scored a ninth-round TKO win over Erickson Lubin in a 154-pound thriller. No 154 pound title fight has ever been Ring Magazine’s fight of the year, but that could change after tonight’s fight.
At moments, Lubin vs. Fundora was close, with Lubin starting with a textbook first-round attack to the body.
But, the Haitian-American contender had no answer for Fundora’s uppercuts on the inside as Fundora–who has NBA level height–chose once again to battle on the inside.
“It was a magnificent fight,” former champion Shawn Porter told Round By Round Boxing.
Often, two southpaws combating will be snore fests, however this was an all-action combat with Lubin down within the second on a proper uppercut.
Lubin returned the favor in Spherical 7 as he dropped Fundora in a spherical that the unbeaten fighter was in any other case profitable. Lubin had a number of different earlier moments, however within the fifth after a number of aggressive rounds, he started consuming uppercuts from Fundora at an alarming price.
Ultimately, it was Kevin Cunningham’s towel from Lubin’s nook that might finish it.
“I hit him with one uppercut and I noticed that it rocked him,” mentioned Fundora after the combat. “So, I did it repeatedly and once more. I knew the uppercut was going to land. He mentioned he was going to return out and combat me and he did. Hats off to him.”
Elsewhere on the cardboard within the co-main occasion, Tony “Superbad” Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs) earned a broadly scored, however hard-fought choice over Sergio Garcia (33-2, 14 KOs) in a 10-round WBC eliminator within the 154-pound division. Scores have been 98-92, 100-90 and 100-90.
For Harrison, the win proved that he stays a related pressure at 154 kilos and within the title image.