A pair of Sampson Boxing’s thrilling contenders, tremendous welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and tremendous featherweight Eduardo Ramirez, moved themselves into separate world-title challenges with career-boosting victories on Showtime Pay-Per-View Sunday night time.
Preventing on the undercard of Tank Davis’s also-thrilling conflict with Isaac Cruz on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Fundora (18-0-1, 12 KOs) was in a position to make use of his superb bodily presents to outwork Spain’s previously undefeated Sergio “El Nino” Garcia (33-1, 14 KOs) over 12 rugged rounds; whereas Mexico’s Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez (26-2-3, 12 KOs) continued his surge with an exhilarating toe-to-toe 10-round unanimous choice over the always-game Colombian Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga (30-5, 26 KOs).
Preventing within the night time’s co-main occasion, a twelve spherical WBC tremendous welterweight eliminator, the 6’ 5” Fundora’s attain and exercise charge have been sufficient to beat the damaging Garcia’s makes an attempt to land fight-ending haymakers. Fundora, the WBC #4 contender earlier than the battle, whipped exhausting lefts and rights to the top and physique from a seemingly unimaginable distance for a 154-lb fighter, in addition to depraved uppercuts on the within. At all times in nice form, the entertaining Fundora stored a gradual tattoo occurring the typically befuddled Spaniard.
Rated WBC #2 earlier than the battle, Garcia additionally had his moments. Particularly within the center portion of the battle, the place he landed more-than-occasional bombs on the iron chin of Fundora, however not sufficient to sway the judges.
The scores have been 115-113, 118-110 and 117-111. Fundora turns into the subsequent obligatory challenger to WBC Champion Jermell Charlo.
And in a WBC 130-lb elimination battle, Ramirez, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, introduced his newest successful streak to 4 with a powerful unanimous choice over a decided Marriaga. The distinction in punching energy gave the Mexican slugger the benefit, however Marriaga by no means tacitly agreed to make it simple. Regardless of struggling a flash knockdown in spherical three from a Ramirez left hook, Marriaga received up, stayed within the battle and stored it attention-grabbing all through. All three judges, nonetheless, scored the bout 99-90.
“Each of my fighters seemed superb,” stated their promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz
“Fundora is unstoppable at this weight. Even one of the best of one of the best can’t cope with his dimension. And Eduardo Ramirez is able to turn into a world champion along with his win over Marriaga. It was an excellent night time for Sampson Boxing and for 2 of my future champions.”