Sebastian Fundora Decisions Sergio Garcia In WBC Title Eliminator!

Sebastian Fundora Takes Sergio Garcia's '0'

Sebastian Fundora poses at weigh-in for WBC super welterweight title eliminator against Sergio Garcia
Sebastian Fundora | Credit: Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Sebastian Fundora Has a Grueling Night Against Sergio Garcia!

In his latest excursion in the ring, wildly entertaining super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (18-0-1, 12 KO’s) secured the eighteenth win of his professional career. This time Fundora picked up a unanimous decision over Sergio “El Nino” Garcia (33-1, 14) in a WBC title eliminator.

While Garcia did have almost twice the professional experience that Fundora did, this was his first fight in America. The prizefight stood as only the second time that he competed outside of his native Spain.

Ranked #4 (WBC), the Towering Inferno is a tremendously enjoyable fighter to watch, whose name is quickly spreading. In his last dust-up, with Jorge Cota, the Fundora notched another memorable fourth round knockout. The lanky Floridian is something of an anomaly because, even though he stands at 6’6, he often chooses to forego battling at range behind his extreme height and reach in preference for phone-booth wars. This penchant for roughhousing is quickly making him a fan favorite. Even more fascinating is how well the young fighter does handle himself on the inside. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

Despite the loss, Garcia handled himself well and has nothing to hang his head low about.  


While it’s not his forte, Fundora opened the bout fighting at range for the entirety of the first. Instead it was his foe, Sergio Garcia, who tried to walk him down and he sought the proper range for his shots. The Towering Inferno mainly threw jabs, left uppercuts and hooks to the body. This blueprint persisted through the fourth, where at different times the two pugilists fought in the phonebooth. By the end of the period, Garcia was bleeding profusely from a cut over his left eye while Fundora had blood streaming from his nose.

Unsurprisingly the 6’6 Fundora was making it rather difficult for Garcia to stay out of his punching range. By the seventh round, El Nino appeared to be slowing down. In the eighth round, both fighters were offering far less offense. They were both throwing regularly but the intensity and excitement were no longer present. Regrettably this lower gear pace is how the prizefight was contested to the final bell. Then unsurprisingly, when the scorecards were read, Fundora was awarded the unanimous decision win.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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