Another notch of experience was added for three young rising prospects Saturday night on the undercard to the heavyweight title rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis
10 Round Super-Welterweight Bout (154 pound limit)
With the honor of opening up the main pay per view portion of the card was 22 year old 🇺🇸Sebastian Fundora, who continues to amaze by comfortably making the 154 pound limit inside of his reported 6’7″ frame. Eye catching as the height advantage the “Towering Inferno” held over 5’10” Aussie 🇦🇺Daniel Lewis Saturday may have been, it is apparent that Fundora still has work to do in terms of using it to his full advantage.
Ideally a fighter with a eight to nine inch advantage in height and an 80 inch reach, keeps Lewis at bay and controls the action from the outside. That didn’t take place here and Lewis was able to get inside and although he didn’t go to work on the long frame of Fundora, he was able to mix it up and make life rough for the West Palm Beach native. In the end, Fundora seemed to do enough to get the win, but the judges scores of 98-92, 99-91, and 97-93 all for Fundora appeared to be too wide for what took place in the ring.
With the win Sebastian Fundora improves to 14-0-1 with 9 knockouts, while Daniel Lewis drops his first fight and falls to 6-1-0, 4KO.
Gabriel Flores Jr. vs Matt Conway
8 Round Lightweight Bout (135 pound limit)
Undefeated Lightweight and Stockton, California native 🇺🇸Gabriel Flores Jr. made easy work of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s 🇺🇸Matt Conway. Conway, who was dropped in the first round, showed toughness and made it to the final bell, but was just simply outgunned against the 19 year old. The biggest thing that stood out in the fight happened in between rounds when Flores was asked by his father to turn up the heat and take Conway out. There were spots where he delivered the left hook that is clearly the favorite in his arsenal, and put hard combinations together to try and get the knockout but Conway wouldn’t go. In the end Flores settled for the unanimous decision on the judges cards 79-72, 80-71, 80-71.
Gabriel Flores Jr. moves to 17-0-0, 6KO while Matt Conway falls to 17-2-0, 7KO.
Vito Mielnicki vs Corey Champion
4 Round Welterweight Bout (147 pound limit)
After dropping 21 year old 🇺🇸Corey Champion in the first round, Roseland, New Jersey’s 🇺🇸Vito Mielnicki was forced to settle for his second consecutive unanimous decision (40-34, 40-35, 40-35) win as Champion gutted out the next three rounds. Mielnicki is the second 17 year old high school senior to notch a win over Champion in the past six weeks, as the Charlottesville, Virginia native also took a four round loss to rising prospect 🇵🇷Xander Zayas in January.
Mielnicki moves to 5-0-0, 3KO while Champion falls to 1-3-0, 1KO.