The Towering Inferno Sebastian Fundora defeats Daniel Lewis
February 22, 2020
Anthony Saldana (120 articles)
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The Towering Inferno Sebastian Fundora defeats Daniel Lewis

photo credit Mikey Williams

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

In the opening portion of the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury PPV card undefeated Sebastian Fundora (14-0-1, 9 KOs) came away with a hard-earned victory over the formerly undefeated Daniel Lewis (6-1, 4 KOs) of Sydney, Australia. The 6-foot-6 Fundora began bleeding from his nose in round two, as Lewis repeatedly landed several power shots on the face of Fundora hurting him early in the fight. Fundora seemingly wasted his height advantage by leaning forward and fighting small leaving himself open to be hit. Fundora found his success fighting from the outside, which led to Lewis getting cut in the third round. In the later rounds, Fundora began landing the majority of his punches and easily ran away with the fight, as after 10 hard-fought rounds the judges scored the fight (97-93, 98-92, and 99-91) all in favor Fundora.

“I think it was a fair decision and a good fight. There were a lot of hard punches. I knew he would be tough. When they told me I was fighting an Olympian, I knew it would be a tough fight. He probably had more experience than me, but we prepared the right way and got the win.
“I always want to use my height and my physical gifts, but it just depends on the fight. If the situation changes, we have to be ready to adapt. 
“Whether we’re fighting on the inside or the outside, I always want to be the busier fighter. The more punches you throw, the more you’re going to land. It’s the way I like to fight.
“I’ll have to talk to my team, but I want to keep facing the best competition possible and continue to grow in the sport.”

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