Fundora easily destroyed Ahmed in two short rounds
In the high profile Spence v Garcia co-main event, rising super welterweight contender Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Fundora (16-0-1, 11 KO’s) defeated Habib “” Wild Hurricane” Ahmed (27-2-1, 18 KO’s) by way of second round knockout. The victory was amplified due to the bout being a WBC title eliminator. Therefore, Fundora is one step closer to fighting for a world title. If he continues his winning ways, he is on track to face WBC world super welterweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1, 18 KO’s) in 2021.
Unlike the majority of professional fighters, the Towering Inferno enjoyed a rather busy 2020 fight schedule. His bout with Ahmed was his third prizefight of the year. So it was no surprise that he shined so brightly in this meaningful dust-up. Originally, Fundora was scheduled to fight Jorge “Demonio” Cota (30-4, 27 KO’s), but Cota had to withdraw as a result of contracting COVID-19.
Fundora’s name as the Towering Inferno points to his 6’6 stature and 80 inch reach. This extreme height and reach was immediately a major factor in the fight. Fundora was able to land jabs, hooks and uppercuts nearly at will. The hard-hitting uppercuts were a particular problem for Ahmed, who was never able to defend himself from them. Fundora clobbered him with the short, sharp shots throughout the entirety of the two-round destruction.
Considering he scored virtually no offense, the only real positive that can be credited to Ahmed was that he did survive the first round. The Inferno stunned and hurt him within the first minute of the premiere period. Still, he managed to limp into the second period. Trouble was, the Wild Hurricane was not able to make any adjustments and could not mute Fundora’s offense. Fundora quickly picked up where he left off in the first.
The Inferno pressed Ahmed to the ropes and was essentially able to pummel the Wild Hurricane into submission. Incapable of any form of offense assault, with his back against the straps, the Ghanaian simply covered up and absorbed punishment for about thirty straight seconds. Ultimately, the fight was waived off as Ahmed was not competently defending himself either.
It was a good win for the young fighter. Although, he will definitely want to get some more bouts under his belt before thinking about facing Jermell Charlo.
By: Bakari Simpson