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Wilder vs Fury 2: Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis to open PPV card

A meeting of junior middleweight prospects will open the Feb. 22 pay-per-view card.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The Feb. 22 Wilder-Fury 2 pay-per-view now looks to be set, as Mike Coppinger reports that the previously-discussed inter-promotional bout featuring a fighter from PBC against a fighter from Top Rank will be a 154-pound fight between prospects Sebastian Fundora and Daniel Lewis.

Fundora, who used to be billed as a 6’7” junior middleweight but is actually closer to 6’5”, which is still crazy tall at the weight, is an odd project of a fighter. In his last bout on Aug. 31, he went to a 10-round draw with Jamontay Clark, but Clark is a big guy himself at 154, standing 6’2”.

Fundora, now 13-0-1 (9 KO) is if nothing else a sight to see, but he could find himself with a real technical disadvantage against Australia’s Lewis (6-0, 4 KO), a 26-year-old former Olympian, fighting at Rio 2016 where he lost to Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev in the second round. Lewis signed with Top Rank last year and has steadily worked his way down from debuting at 168 to focusing on competing at 154.

It’s not a bad fight at all, as someone figures to get found out. The pay-per-view will also feature a pair of fights from Top Rank (Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Tupas Santisima in what figures to be a title mismatch at 122) and PBC (Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington in a heavyweight bout), plus six fights will air on the prelims on FOX and ESPN.

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