Tim Tszyu vs. Sebastian Fundora: A New Challenge for the WBO Title – March 30 Showdown

In a surprising twist to the boxing calendar, Tim Tszyu’s originally scheduled bout against Keith Thurman has been called off due to Thurman suffering a biceps injury during training. With the fight date looming, Sebastian Fundora steps in as the new opponent for Tszyu, setting up an intriguing clash for fans. This change comes just weeks before the highly anticipated event set to take place on March 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as part of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Prime Video’s maiden pay-per-view​​​​.

Sebastian Fundora, known as “The Towering Inferno” for his remarkable height of nearly 6’6″ (197cm), poses a unique challenge for Tszyu with his southpaw stance and impressive reach. Fundora, with a professional record of 20-1-1 and 13 knockouts, was preparing to fight on the undercard for a different title but now finds himself in the main event spotlight against Tszyu. This change of opponent from Thurman to Fundora transforms the fight into a title unification bout, with Tszyu’s WBO super welterweight world title and the vacant WBC belt on the line​​​​.

The switch to Fundora presents a significantly different style matchup for Tszyu, who was initially preparing for Thurman, a conventional boxer. Fundora’s last fight ended in a knockout loss to Brian Mendoza in April 2023, a common opponent with Tszyu, who defeated Mendoza by unanimous decision later that year. This upcoming bout against Fundora is not just a test for Tszyu but also an opportunity for Fundora to redeem himself and claim a world title​​.

This fight marks a pivotal moment for both boxers, as Tszyu looks to maintain his undefeated record and solidify his position in the super welterweight division, while Fundora aims to prove that his unique physical attributes and boxing skills can overcome the formidable Australian. As the fight night approaches, the boxing world watches with anticipation to see how this unexpected matchup unfolds​​​​​​.