Lubin: “Fundora Packed His Gloves And Sampson Was Part Of It”

Lubin Labels Sebastian Fundora a Dirty Fighter

Erickson Lubin accuses Sebastian Fundora of being a dirty fighter
Erickson Lubin declares that Sebastian Fundora packed his gloves (credit: Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Erickson Lubin Smells A Glove Scandal About Fundora

At this point in his career, super welterweight boxer Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (21-1-1, 13 KO’s) has become synonymous with action fights. It’s hard to mention his name and think of great thrills and non-stopped action. Yet, if left up to former opponent, Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (26-2, 18 KO’s), he would want you to think “boxing cheater” when the topic of conversation falls on Fundora. Lubin revealed his thoughts on the matter in a recent social media post.


In the sport of boxing these days, when fighters fall afoul of the rules looking for an edge, it usually is a case of implementing PED’s. Glove or wrap tampering is generally much more obscure of a method utilized. One-time heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder accused Tyson Fury of glove manipulation a few years back.

Yet one of the most notorious instances was when welterweight bruiser Antonio Margarito and his team were caught red handed loading his gloves prior to stepping in the ring with Shane Mosley. Like Margarito, once caught trying to employ such a dastardly tactic, the boxing world is forced to ask: how long has this person been doing this?

As the answer can never truly be known, a shadow of doubt is then cast over their entire body of professional work. If it is true that Fundora and his team are members of this scoundrelly fraternity, it would be really disappointing and underhanded.


Provided that Lubin actually believes his accusation, and there is no reason to doubt this, it is rather curious. It’s curious because this appears to be the first time that he has gone public with these thoughts. Going a step further, The Hammer was energetically pursuing a rematch with Fundora following his April 9, 2022 prizefight versus him.

In that duel, an easy Fight of the Year candidate, Lubin gave as good as he got but nevertheless dropped a ninth round technical knockout loss. One would think that instead of so aggressively chasing the do-over, Lubin would have been taking him to court. And even if he did want the rematch, much like Wilder did with Fury, he still could have thrown light on the situation and still pursue his revenge match.

Regardless of outside perception, The Hammer is still chasing this rematch. Let’s stay tuned and see what becomes of this unfinished business.

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