Sebastain Fundora Defeats Nathaniel Gallimore
After a heated bout of sustained action, rising super welterweight prospect Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KO’s) melted Nathaniel “Nate the Great” Gallimore (21-5-1, 17 KO’s) with pressure to claim a sixth-round stoppage. Coming into the fight, Gallimore was 1-3 in his last four and in desperate need of a win. Sadly for him and his team, it would not come tonight.
Nate the Great had the opportunity to seize the moment on the big stage in two of those prizefights. On the first occasion it was against Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (22-1, 16 KO’s) and the second instance was with Julian “J-Rock” Williams (27-2-1, 16 KO’s). In both attempts, each airing on SHOWTIME, Gallimore put up a good effort only to fall well-short of the mark. His night in with the ridiculously tall Fundora certainly didn’t prove to be the charm!
HIGH VOLUME ACTION!
The Jamaican opened by springing across the ring to take the fight straight to Fundora. Yet, despite being a shocking long and lanky 6’6 super welterweight, the Towering Inferno would prove to be a capable insider fighter. After several hard shots and tussle sessions, Gallimore was shift to fighting at range.
Nate the Great had a good bounce-back round utilizing a bunch of ugly clinches, short hooks and sneaky uppercuts to the body. Although choppy, he was able to somewhat work his way into the driver’s seat. The success did not last long.
In the third, Fundora began chewing up the Jamaican with a diverse, high work rate of heavy leveraged hooks to the head and torso. When Gallimore went to clinch on the inside now, he no longer had the strength to control the exchanges. Instead of smothering the incoming fire, he was moved to where the Towering Inferno wanted him to be. Even worse, not only was Fundora landing almost at will, Gallimore was visibly wilting under the pressure.
By the conclusion of the fifth period referee Ray Corona and Gallimore’s own corner had both threatened to stop the bludgeoning if the tide didn’t turn quickly. Continuing to do little else outside of shell up and eat brain-cell-killing shots, he was not doing much of anything. Unwilling to watch him absorb any more punishment, referee Corona leaped in to halt the beating in the sixth.
This impressive win for Fundora makes him the first boxer to ever stop Nate the Great in the ring.
By: Bakari Simpson