Back in May, Sampson Lewkowicz revealed that towering super welterweight Sebastian Fundora signed to fight former European champ Sergio Garcia on FOX, and now the fight appears to have a home. Spanish boxing site Espabox reports that the two will square off in a WBC eliminator on PBC’s August 21st Errol Spence Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao card.
Reliable Twitter poster Deuce revealed the arrangement earlier this afternoon. According to Espabox, this is the latest of many potential dates, as they’d previously targeted August 7th.
Fundora (17-0-1, 12 KO) is looking to graduate from prospect to contender against Garcia (33-0, 14 KO), who ran roughshod over Ted Cheeseman in his second of four European title defenses back in 2019. Though obviously talented, the Spaniard has been short on quality opposition lately, making this a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Plus, it should be plenty fun.
Whoever wins will likely have next crack at the WBC title after #1 contender Erickson Lubin. Should the winner of Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano this weekend elect to vacate, expect either #4 Fundora or #2 Garcia to face “The Hammer” for the title.