Kevin Cunningham Expects a Great Showing from Lubin Against Sebastian Fundora
For obvious reasons, when a thrilling fight is approaching, its easy to get caught up in the fighters and the fighters only. Yet, very often their chief seconds are just as important to the overall outcome as those chucking knuckles. For his upcoming April 9 dustup, super welterweight contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (24-1, 17 KO’s) will have his corner helmed by respected trainer Kevin Cunningham. On that swiftly approaching dance date, Lubin will face the challenge of exciting fighter Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (18-0-1, 12 KO’s).
Widely known as a no-nonsense tactician, Cunningham has coached such boxers as Corey Spinks, Devon Alexander. Gervonta Davis, Adrien Broner, Andre Dirrell and Robert Easter to highlight a few. As it stands, Lubin and Cunningham have been racking up victories for going on the past five years. Following his sole professional loss, to Jermell Charlo, The Hammer brought the former police officer aboard. It’s a move that he’s been extremely happy with.
READY AND WAITING
Barreling into the bout with Fundora, both Lubin and Cunningham are confident that they have put in the work requisite to claim the victory. As the battle scripting general however, Cunningham has taken the time to really pick apart the finer aspect of the Towering Inferno’s style. Having concluded his diagnosis, the savvy strategist doesn’t see anything that Lubin can’t dominate so long as he sticks to the script.
“He comes in tremendous shape. He’s busy, he’s a busy fighter with a high punch-output. There’s a few flaws that I think we’ll be able to exploit, but we have to go in there and execute. So, you can see whatever you want on tape and footage, but at the end of the day the fighter has to go in there and execute.”
THE FANS WIN!
As would only be expected, there is a great deal of attention placed on Fundora’s height and reach advantage. Standing at 6’5, he is a true anomaly in the super welterweight division. While some may find his dimensions somewhat daunting, Team Lubin just sees more food on the menu.
“We’ll be there to meet him and have an answer for whatever he comes with, we’ll have an answer for it. So, it’s going to be a great fight, I’m expecting a high-action fight, a fan friendly fight and we’ll be ready!”
Only time will tell how this prizefight ultimately resolves itself but it should be great fun getting to the answer! And as always, no matter who prevails, 3Kings Boxing will be there to report the news!
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By: Bakari Simpson