Undefeated 6’7 super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten Manuel “Baby” Zepeda (17-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Said to be the tallest 154-pound boxer in the division’s history, Fundora had no problems his light-punching opponent and Zepeda’s corner called it quits after round four.
“I’m pretty happy with my performance,” said Fundora. “I got to do what I wanted to do, which was show off a little bit more of my boxing skills. Honestly, Zepeda was a pretty tough guy so I didn’t think that they were going to stop it,” said Fundora, who has now registered five straight stoppages. “I thought that it would have taken the ref stopping it, but either way we still got the stoppage and the result we were looking for.”
Zepeda stated, “My trainer Romulo Quirarte has been around and he knew better. Stopping the fight was what needed to be done. I was not performing well. We are going to keep on working hard and move forward. I’m not giving up on my dream. One day I will be a world champion.”
In a gritty clash between unbeaten lightweights, Michel Rivera (16-0, 10 KOs) pounded out an eight round unanimous decision over Rene Tellez Giron (13-1, 7 KOs). An eighth round knockdown punctuated an 78-73, 78-73, 79-72 scorecard.
In a slugfest, undefeated lightweight prospect Yeis Solano (14-0, 10 KOs) scored an eight round split decision over Elias Damian Araujo (19-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 78-73 76-75 Solano, 77-74 Araujo. Solano dropped Araujo in round four