Boxing Results: Erickson Lubin Stopped by Sabastian “Towering Ferno” Fundora!
By Ken Hissner: At the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday over Showtime in the Main Event WBC Silver Super Welterweight champion Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin, of Orlando, Florida, Sabastian “Towering Ferno” Fundora, of Coachella, California, for the WBC Interim Super Welterweight title.
In the co-feature former WBC World Super Welterweight champion Tony “Super Bad” Harrison, of Detroit easily defeated Sergio “Nino” Garcia of Spain.
In the Main Event former WBC Silver Super Welter champ southpaw Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin, 24-2 (17), #153 ¼, of Orlando, FL, was stopped by southpaw No. 2 ranked Sabastian “Towering Ferno” Fundora, 19-0-1 (13), #152 ¾, of Coachella, CA, after 9 rounds of a scheduled 12 rounds, for the WBC Interim Super Welter title.
In the first round Fundora the much taller of the two used his jab to keep Lubin on the defense. In the second round it was a war back and forth until the final seconds when a right uppercut from the much taller Fundora on the chin and down went Lubin for an 8-count by referee Russell Mora.
Upon rising the bell sounded. In the third round Fundora started where he left off landing uppercuts inside. From the final minute through the end of the round it was all Lubin having Fundora in trouble in the final seconds with a flurry of punches.
In the fourth round Lubin continued outworking Fundora for the most part. In the fifth round Fundora had Lubin against the ropes for most of the round with the lone exception of a right hook from Lubin to the chin of Fundora at the halfway mark.
In the seventh round it was all Fundora until the final seconds of the round when Lubin came back to land over half a dozen unanswered punches dropping Fundora for an 8-count by referee Mora knocking out his mouthpiece. It was Lubin who had swelling between the eyes at the end of the round.
In the ninth round Fundora battered Lubin all over the ring. At the end of the round Lubin’s corner stopped the fight due to the damage suffered by their fighter.
All three judges had Fundora ahead at the time of the stoppage.
In the co-feature former WBC Super Welter champ Tony “Super Bad” Harrison, 29-3-1 (21), #153 ½ of Detroit, MI, defeated Sergio “Nino” Garcia, 33-2 (14), #152 ½, of Torrelavega, Cantabria, SP, over 10 rounds, for the vacant WBC Silver Super Welter title.
In the first round Harrison controlled with his jab. In the second round Garcia came back well. In the fourth Harrison rocked Garcia with a counter right taking another round. In the fifth round Harrison drew blood from the nose of Garcia with an elbow receiving a warning from Referee Tony Weeks.
In the seventh round Garcia landed an overhand right but was countered by a left on the chin from Harrison. In the ninth and tenth rounds Harrison continued out landing Garcia.
Scores were 98-92 and 100-90 twice as this writer had it 99-91.
Super Welter Kevin Salgado, 14-0-1 (9), #154 ¼, of Mexico City, MEX, and San Antonio, TX, ended in a split draw with southpaw Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella, 17-3-2 (14), #153 ½, of Ft. Myers, FL, and out of Pensacola, FL, 10 rounds.
In the first round it was Salgado. From the second through the fifth Perrella controlled with his jab. In the sixth round through the eighth round Salgado had an edge with better inside work.
Perrella came back to take the ninth. In the tenth and final round Salgado outworked Perrella with rights to the body in another close round. Referee was Mike Ortega.
Scores were 97-93 Perrella, 96-94 Salgado and 95-95. This writer had it 96-94 Salgado.
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