Can Errol Spence Claim Glory By Snuffing The Towering Inferno?

Errol Spence Secures a Title Shot In Debut at 154

Sebastian Fundora faces Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence Jr. hopes to claim world titles from Sebastian Fundora (Ryan Hafey)

Errol Spence To Clash with Unified Champion Sebastian Fundora


When former unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (28-1, 22 KO’s) lost to Terence Crawford, for a multitude of fans, his star fell very far, very fast. There are many in the boxing world who still believe Spence has passed his expiration date. Nevertheless, if the reports from TalkSports are correct, The Truth will take on WBC and WBO super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (21-1-1, 13 KO’s).

This duel has all the earmarks of supplying an exhilarating contest for the fans and providing a premium scalp for the victor. Even better, the winner would stand an excellent chance of facing the last man standing between Terence Crawford and WBA 154-pound champion Israil Madrimov. But will Spence have enough petrol in the tank to get across the finish line versus Fundora?

THE JOURNEY OF AN IMMORTAL?

Clearly, Spence has not gotten the same memo about his untimely professional demise. This should be unsurprising considering this is exactly what he did coming off his near fatal 2019 automobile accident. Rather than retire, devolve into a lesser fighter or face substandard opposition, The Truth fought the highly rated, heavy-handed Danny Garcia.

He followed that impressive unanimous decision with a tenth round stoppage of Yordenis Ugas. Now, the former 147-pound champion is looking to make a big splash in the super welterweight division.

PURSUING THE BURNING TRUTH

In Fundora, Spence will find no better litmus test to illustrate if he is still focused, sturdy and able to pull the trigger. Against Fundora he will have no other choice. The Towering Inferno has become near synonymous for great action fights. The native Floridian has already staged memorable Fight of the Year worthy battles with Erickson Lubin and more recently Tim Tszyu.

It really would be unthinkable to foresee a scenario where The Truth doesn’t eventually go to war with the gritty, 6’5 southpaw champion. Yet, if Spence holds his own at the new weight, or even better prevails in fashion, then doubtful fight fans should have little ammunition for the ‘Spence is shot’ talking point going forward. So, let’s see if the fight actually comes to fruition.

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