Lubin: “Fundora Is Just A Basic Fighter With A Freak Of Nature Height!”

Erickson Lubin Not Intimidated by Sebastian Fundora's Height!

Erickson Lubin stands ready to fight Sebastian Fundora
Erickson Lubin stands ready to fight Sebastian Fundora

Erickson Lubin Sees Nothing Special in Sebastian Fundora Beyond Height


On April 9, the hard-hitting super welterweight contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (24-1, 17 KO’s) is scheduled for what should be a fun and exciting dustup. On the date, Lubin will face the challenge of high-volume, all-action fighter Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (18-0-1, 12 KO’s).

The two will collide under the hot lights of the Virgin Hotels located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a very meaningful bout because the winner will be in excellent position to challenge the winner of Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano’s impending bout to crown the division’s undisputed champion.

CHOPPING DOWN TREES

Entering into this match, Lubin should be in a great headspace as he is on a six-fight win streak since suffering his sole professional defeat to the aforementioned Jermall Charlo. Two fights ago, the Hammer snagged a close unanimous decision over Terrell Gausha. In his last outing, he flattened and stopped Jeison Rosario.

Currently Lubin, 26, is ranked #1 (WBC) and #6 (WBO) and itching for another shot at a title. When assessing Fundora, who is ranked #2 (WBC), as an opponent, its impossible not to factor in his volume punching and of course his extreme height and reach. Yet, for Lubin, he is confident none of these variables will trouble him on fight night.

“Everything is going to work for me, I feel like; body shots, head shots. To me, his height don’t really mean much to me. Everybody is fascinated by his height and how aggressive he is [but] to me, skills pay the bills! So that’s why I feel like you got to show me. If you want to beat someone like myself, you got to show me you got real skills! Fuck a height! That’s just more body! I go by the ‘bigger you are the harder you fall,’ that’s the type of person that I am. I am not intimidated by height.”

THOROUGHLY UNIMPRESSED

While the Hammer is not shying away from the task at hand, this doesn’t mean that he hasn’t taken into account all the good things that the Towering Inferno does.

“I think he is a good fighter. He definitely comes in shape, he has a little sneaky uppercut. He throws a lot of punches but other than that, I think that he is just a basic fighter, in my opinion; Basic fighter just with a freak of nature type of height.”

On the outside of the ropes, prior to the clang of the opening bell, its easy to say what one will do. Yet, only time will tell if Lubin can shine with the magnificence that he aims to come April 9. No matter how the bout resolves itself, it should be a fun affair while it lasts and 3Kings Boxing will definitely report all the news and aftermath!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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