Fundora: “I Took That Knee To Recollect Myself And Get The Job Done!”

Sebastian Fundora Keeps Cool Head in Firefight

Sebastian Fundora overcomes adversity against Erickson Lubin
Sebastian Fundora overcomes adversity against Erickson Lubin

Sebastian Fundora Explains his Victorious Recovery in Erickson Lubin Fight

With boxing being the gladiator sport that it is, very frequently the displays of grit, strength and heart are placed front and center of commendable qualities. At the same time, fighters just as often have to use their wit, intelligence and better judgement when throwing blows in the ring. This is precisely the predicament that Interim WBC super welterweight champion Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (19-0-1, 13 KO’s) found himself in.

During his last duel, with Erickson Lubin, Fundora found himself bludgeoned and put on the canvas. Rather than leap to his feet, and resume his all-offense style, the Towering Inferno thought better of his situation and opted to be smart. He pulled this off by taking the whole eight count so that he could gather his wits. Ultimately, it turned out to be a very savvy and beneficial decision.

“In this sport, you don’t want to get hit as much as possible because you want to win the fight obviously. I took that knee to recollect myself, I got back up and I got the job done!”


When Fundora did resume action, he was able to once again turn the tide of the match and eventually forced Lubin’s corner to submit. It was a great win, but one that the freakishly tall super welterweight felt confident would happen. Especially given how much structural damage he was doing to Lubin’s face

“I wasn’t surprised, I just knew it was going to happen eventually because his face was getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and…his corner stopped it. Fighters go in there not to quit but the corner has to do their job and the corner did their job and they stopped the fight.”

With the win, Fundora is now in a perfect position to challenge the winner of unified champion Jermell Charlo and WBO 154-pound champion Brian Castano. Naturally, if he could, the interim champion would delight in the opportunity to fight for undisputed status. First though, let’s see what happens in that May 14 dustup between Charlo and Castano.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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