Can Sebastian Fundora Topple Former Unified Champion Tony Harrison?
One of the more classic matchups in boxing is the pure boxer versus the pressure fighter. We’re likely to see that scenario play out once again as the WBC has approved a fight between Sebastian Fundora (20-0-1, 13 KOs) and Tony Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs). The contest will be a final eliminator to determine the WBC mandatory contender for undisputed champion Jermell Charlo.
Fundora is the WBC interim champ. He won that title with a thrilling seventh-round stoppage over Erickson Lubin in April 2022. His last outing was an easy twelve-round decision win over Carlos Ocampo in October 2022. Harrison is ranked first by the WBC at 154. A former unified champion in the division, he’s been on the shelf since a ten-round win over Sergio Garcia in April 2022.
A FASCINATING MATCHUP
At nearly 6’6”, the 24-year-old Fundora is one of the more unique fighters in the sport. Despite his height, he often fights on the front foot, looking to break his foes down. Harrison is much more of a classic boxer. He likes to stay at a distance, working the jab to set up his arsenal. The ingredients would be in place for an intriguing battle that would draw the attention of the hardcore fanbase.
Both fighters have a business relationship with PBC. The ex-unified champ has previously expressed an interest in fighting Fundora. One would assume there would be no real hassles making this fight at the negotiating table. If made, look for it to occur in the Spring of 2023. The winner would be in line to face the winner of the upcoming contest between undisputed champion Charlo and WBO mandatory Tim Tszyu, which will take place in January 2023. Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for further updates.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.