January 26, 2021
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Sebastian Fundora to face Habib Ahmed on Spence-Garcia card, Jorge Cota out with Covid-19

Sebastian Fundora to face Habib Ahmed on Spence-Garcia card, Jorge Cota out with Covid-19

by way of Ryan Songalia

Sebastian Fundora will still be dealing with his most experienced opponent this weekend, just not the one he become anticipating to.

Fundora (15-0-1, 10 knockouts) of Coachella, Calif. will now meet Habib Ahmed this Saturday within the co-function to the Errol Spence Jr.-Danny Garcia welterweight championship combat at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 12-circular Fundora-Habib fight will nonetheless be a WBC junior middleweight eliminator.

The change comes after the original opponent, Jorge Cota, confirmed high quality for Covid-19.

Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KOs) of Accra, Ghana is 2-0, with a no contest towards Alantez Fox in August, considering the fact that his lone defeat, which become a sixth round stoppage loss to Gilberto Ramirez for the WBO super middleweight title in 2018.

Sampson Lewkowicz, who promotes Fundora, says he doesn’t recognize an awful lot about Ahmed, however says he had been on standby just in case whatever thing took place to Cota.

“without doubt he’ll be an even bigger fighter,” referred to Lewkowicz. “He’s one of those kids which are coming from Africa and is very durable so I agree with it could be a extremely notable combat anyway.

“[Fundora] is terribly upset [because] he trained for a Mexican style. And now you don’t be aware of what he’s bringing. And he proficient for a southpaw and a appropriate hander because Cota is combating both techniques.”

Fundora isn’t the just one who has to regulate to a brand new opponent.

Miguel Flores will step in to face Eduardo Ramirez, replacing Julio Ceja, who additionally validated fantastic for the coronavirus.

The pay-per-view card starts off at 9 p.m. ET.