Sebastian Fundora Ready For The Biggest Fight Of His Career Against Jorge Cota
Junior Middleweight prospect Sebastian Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KOs) is one of the more unique fighters in all of boxing. At 6’5”, he is the tallest fighter to ever fight in the division. Only 22-years-old, the southpaw from West Palm Beach, Florida will face Jorge Cota (30-4, 27 KOs) on the undercard of Errol Spence vs Danny Garcia December 5.
The significance of this bout is two-fold. Fundora vs Cota will be a WBC eliminator, which means the winner is in direct line for a title shot against current unified champion Jermall Charlo.
Additionally, this bout is the chief undercard fight for the Spence vs Garcia Pay-Per-View event. Therefore, this is not only an opportunity for Fondura to put himself in line for a world title shot, it’s also a chance to gain some much-valued exposure.
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Appearing on the podcast, Al Bernstein Unplugged: On Boxing, the young man acknowledged being an oddity in the sport. He believes that observers put too much of an emphasis on his height and do not focus enough on the all-around skills and power he brings to the table.
“After the fight, everybody tells me you should jab more and I should use my reach. But I’ve been going through these fights, fighting well. I’ve been fighting power-punchers, people that have good inside game and I’ve been doing just fine.”
Fundora looks at his last bout, a 6th round stoppage win over Nathaniel Gallimore (21-5-1, 17 KOs) on August 22, 2020, as his breakthrough performance. He feels it pushed him into the world rankings and setup the upcoming fight against Cota.
Knowing that he’s facing someone with the reputation of a puncher, the tall and lean Floridian is looking forward to the challenge. As he told Bernstein, he feels he brings plenty of thunder into the ring as well and is expecting fireworks.
“I keep hearing that he’s a hard-hitting fighter. I think I’m a hard-hitting fighter. So we’ll see who hits harder on December 5th.”
Both fighters like to stand in the pocket and trade. Because of this and Cota being someone with a big punch, but also a suspect chin, this fight has a chance to be very exciting however long it lasts.
This is low-key a very intriguing matchup that could very well turn into the fight of the night.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.