Sebastian Fundora is taller than most heavyweight boxers, yet he’s looking to move up the ranks as a junior middleweight. Seriously.
MMA fans are certainly no stranger to seeing unusually tall fighters compete in lighter weight divisions. Ex-WEC and UFC fighter George Roop is 6’1” and had a few fights at bantamweight, former UFC middleweight Luke Barnatt is 6’6”, and current UFC lightweight contender James Vick stands 6’3”.
A 6’7” boxer competing in the 154-pound weight class? Now that’s not something you see everyday.
20-year-old Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora is 8-0 (4 KOs) and was just signed to a promotional deal with Sampson Boxing, fronted by Sampson Lewkowicz, who was a key figure in the rise of both Manny Pacquiao and Sergio Martinez. Lewokowicz also currently promotes David Benavidez, the 6’2” reigning WBC super middleweight champion, and now he has what one would assume to be the tallest junior middleweight ever.
“I thought he would be too frail against better competition,” said Lewkowicz in an official press release. “But he barely lost a round in his last four fights. Sebastian is nearly impossible to fight at this weight, with his reach and southpaw stance. And he took enough shots for me to see that he also has a world-class chin. He is going to be a major factor in the division very soon and I’m happy to have signed him to my stable.”
Fundora fought seven times in 2017, including stops in Uruguay, Mexico, and Argentina, defeating a mixture of cans and lower-level opponents with respectable records. There is indeed footage of Fundora’s last fight, a six-round decision over Ezequiel Romero. Watch it in the video below.
H/T Bad Left Hook