Fundora vs Zepeda

Sebastian Fundora Hector Manuel Zepeda

Fundora Zepeda

Sloan, Iowa, USA

On Air @ 3am

21

Jun

ShoBox: The New Generation

BoxNation presents another stunning night of action on Friday 21st June with a bill dubbed “Someone’s O Must Go,” live from Iowa.

The critically acclaimed Showtime boxing series, 'ShoBox: The New Generation' will feature six boxers with a combined record of 91 wins and just one defeat.

Since the developmental prospect series debuted in 2001, a total of 186 boxers have lost their undefeated record on ShoBox and at least two will go as we kick this weekend off with a bang.

In the main event, the tallest Super-Welterweight in history, 6ft 7in Sebastian Fundora (12-0, 8 KOs) battles Hector Manuel Zepeda (17-0, 4 KOs) over 10 rounds.

Michel Rivera (15-0, 10 KOs) from Dominican Republic takes on Mexico’s Rene Tellez Giron (13-0, 7 KOs) in an eight-round Lightweight bout.

The card opens with another eight round Lightweight attraction when Yeis Gabriel Solano (14-0, 10 KOs) faces Elias Damian Araujo (20-1, 8 KOs), the only man on the card with a loss to his name.

Nicknamed “The Towering Inferno” and trained by his father, the 21-year-old Fundora has knocked out his last four opponents.

“It's an honour to be the headliner on a ShoBox event,” said Florida’s Fundora whose all-action style has been compared to former World Champion Antonio Margarito.

“My opponent, Hector Zepeda, is from a respected Tijuana boxing family and he will be very tough. A victory over an undefeated fighter like Zepeda will be a big step forward for me.”

Zepeda, 21, has been a pro for five years and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Giovanny Gonzalez last month.
“This is the first opportunity that has been presented to me at this caliber,” Zepeda said.

“Fundora is a strong fighter, much taller than most. He loves to exchange blows and I am sure this is going to be a great fight."

Michel Rivera Rene Tellez Giron

Rivera Giron

On Air @ 3am

Lightweight contest

Rivera will be fighting in the US for the first time. He has stopped five of his last six opponents and was last seen scoring a two-round stoppage over Argentina’s Carlos Daniel Cordoba in January.

Giron, 20, comes with a reputation for fighting in his opponents’ backyard and still coming away victorious.

An accomplished amateur, Tellez Giron had 180 amateur fights starting at the age of 12 and was a state, regional and National Champion, as well as Golden Gloves Champ.

He turned pro at the age of 15 and in 2018 traveled to Ukraine where he captured the vacant WBC Youth Silver Title.

Yeis Gabriel Solano Elias Damian Araujo

Solano Araujo

On Air @ 3am

Lightweight contest

Solano is a former World Boxing Association Fedebol Lightweight Champion and in 2012 placed third in the Colombia National Games.

In his last fight, the Colombian scored a five-round stoppage over Jesus Manuel Sandoval in October 2018 and is training in California.

Araujo has been a pro since March 2015 and fighting outside Argentina for the first time. He has won his last two fights since losing his unbeaten record to Javier Jose Clavaro 12 months ago - an opponent he previously defeated.