Sebastian Fundora vs. Erickson Lubin was as close as pundits predicted. Both hit the canvas, but Fundora outlasted Lubin for the win.
Oddsmakers predicted that the April 9 super welterweight contest between Sebastian Fundora and Erickson Lubin would be close, but it proved even more entertaining and brutal than their records indicated.
Fundora and Lubin put on a show for fans at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, NV, and those watching at home on Showtime. Still, there can only be one winner, and that honor went to Fundora, ‘The Towering Inferno.’
The 6-foot-6 Fundora dropped Lubin at the end of round 2 with a lead right hook. Lubin was hurt but was saved by the bell.
Erickson Lubin and Sebastian Fundora traded knockdowns, but Fundora’s power punches won him the fight
Fundora applied pressure in round 3, but Lubin recovered and fought back. They exchanged furious shots over the next several rounds, and Lubin worked himself back into the fight.
The tide turned in round 7 when Lubin dropped Fundora with a wild combination of hooks. Fundora wisely spit out his mouthpiece to buy time, which helped him regain his wits.
Fundora mounted a comeback over the next two rounds as Lubin absorbed a ton of punishment. Lubin’s face became puffy and distorted on the right side as his eye disappeared.
After round 9, with Lubin’s mouth bloody and face wrecked, his corner stopped the fight. He took too much punishment, and his corner called the fight at the right moment.
Lubin tested Fundora, but Fundora passed to earn the round-9 TKO win. He’s now the interim WBC super welterweight boxing champion and could be on his way to a major title shot.