Final Saturday evening, 5’ 9” tremendous flyweight Gabriela “Candy Poison” Fundora made her profitable skilled boxing debut with an thrilling unanimous four-round resolution over fellow Californian southpaw Jazmin Valverde Medina.
Preventing on the undercard of Brandon Figueroa’s Showtime-televised WBC World and WBA Tremendous World Tremendous Bantamweight Championship-winning KO 7 over former world champion Luis Nery on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California, the 19-year-old Fundora (1-0) dropped Medina in spherical two and cruised to a powerful near-shutout victory (scores: 40-35, 39-36 and 40-35).
The scores, nonetheless, are usually not indicative of the thrill the 2 ladies generated in an thrilling punch-out. The heavy underdog Medina got here to combat.
“I felt nice!” stated Fundora. “I’m glad I used to be capable of showcase my expertise on such an awesome platform on Showtime. I delivered a physique shot and adopted it up with a proper hook that dropped her within the second spherical and each spherical after that, we combined up the punches in bunches.”
A former completed novice, Fundora says she’s relieved to have her first skilled combat accomplished efficiently. “We’ve got been getting ready for our debut for some time and now that we had been capable of get our first combat within the books,” she admitted. “We are going to hold build up from there. We’ve got an awesome promoter who desires to maintain us busy, so we will likely be beginning camp Monday in preparation for his affirmation of our subsequent date.”
Fundora is the daughter in a combating household that additionally contains undefeated WBC #5-rated tremendous welterweight contender Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Fundora and her father/coach Freddy Fundora. “I actually favored the efficiency of each fighters,” stated the elder Fundora, “from the very first spherical they each got here in to win by throwing numerous punches with spectacular velocity. They confirmed what ladies’s boxing ought to appear to be. She (Gabriela) is a good scholar of the game and all of her laborious work and dedication paid off.”
“My sister did precisely what we prepare in camp to do and she or he showcased her expertise with thrilling energy!” added proud brother Sebastian.
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz says he’s proud of Woman Fundora’s efficiency and will likely be seeking to hold her very busy all through the remainder of the 12 months.
“She is particular,” stated Lewkowicz, who can also be recognized for locating beforehand unknown abilities together with superstars Sergio Martinez, Javier Fortuna, her well-liked brother Sebastian, tremendous middleweight star David Benavidez, WBA Interim Featherweight champ Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez, former unified king Jeison “Banana” Rosario, undefeated Michel Rivera, KO punching South American Amilcar Vidal, and the all-time-great Manny Pacquiao. “I’ll hold Gabriela combating as a lot as doable in 2021, to get her expertise for a championship combat. It received’t take lengthy earlier than she’s ready to face anybody on the planet. She is a particular fighter