Sebastian Fundora open to Errol Spence fight at 154
By Huck Allen: Sebastian ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora says he’s willing to face Errol Spence Jr at 154 whenever he chooses to move up in weight.
Interim WBC junior middleweight champion Fundora (20-0-1, 13 KOs) is waiting potentially for an eventual world title shot against undisputed 154-lb champion Jermell Charlo.
That’s the fight he wants, but in the meantime, the 6’5″ Fundora won’t turn down a clash against Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) if he comes up to 154.
Spence may come up in weight next year if he can’t get the Terence Crawford undisputed 147-lb match-up he’s recently been trying to get.
If Spence stays at welterweight, he will need to fight the winner of the Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr bout, as well as Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, his IBF mandatory.
Those aren’t easy outs for Spence, but if he chooses not to go in that direction, Fundora will be waiting for him at 154.
Fundora recently defeated former Spence knockout victim Carlos Ocampo by a tougher-than-expected 12-round unanimous decision on October 8th to regain his interim WBC 154lb title.
In Fundora’s fight before that, he stopped Erickson ‘The Hammer’ Lubin in the ninth round last April to win the interim WBC title.
“I’m ready to back into camp and get ready for the next fight for me,” said Sebastian Fundora to Fight Hub TV. “Anyone that wants to come to 154, come bring it.
“You want to move up? I’m at 154; come fight me,” said Fundora when asked whether he’d be interested in fighting Errol Spence. “We still want to fight the champion [Jermell] Charlo, but we’ll take whatever is best after that.
“Chris said we’re going to be fighting in April, but apparently, we’re going to be fighting earlier than that. We’ll see when we get the date. We’ll let you guys know. We’re ready for the next big thing.
“I think I’m on top with the champion right there. I’ve fought a lot of good opponents. We still have a lot more, but I think we’re at the top already. We have to prove ourselves with one more fight with the Charlo fight, and then there will be nothing else to prove after that.
“It was a strong performance. He kept up through the whole fight. We’ll see if we cross paths eventually,” said ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora about unbeaten junior middleweight contender Charles Conwell, who labored to a 10-round majority decision last month over Juan Carlos Abreu on November 26th.
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