Undefeated Australian heavyweight prospect Justis Huni is continuing to prove that he is worthy of the label of being a contender. In the co-main event from Cancun, Mexico, he picked up a unanimous decision victory against former cruiserweight title challenger Andrew Tabiti. Though youth seemed to play a big part in the decision, Huni showed more dimensions than in previous bouts.
Originally scheduled to take place on the Regis Prograis versus Danielito Zorrilla undercard on June 17th in New Orleans, Louisiana, which would have marked the U.S. debut for Huni, saw his U.S. debut pushed back a bit after he suffered a torn ligament in training camp.
The fight screamed of the bigger man being the bigger fighter as Tabiti had most of his success at cruiserweight and just looked outgunned by a naturally bigger and younger man.
The judges scored the bout 100-90, 98-92, and 98-92, all for Huni.
Prior, Eduardo Nunez continued to entertain as he stopped former interim title holder Oscar Escandon. The junior lightweight clash not unlike many of Nunez's bouts ended fast as a brutal right hand sent Escandon to the canvas, leading to a stoppage at just 38 seconds into round two.
Escandon had come in overweight at 132.8 pounds a day prior, and at 39-years-old, many were considered about the condition he was in. Given this performance, one might consider this the end of the road quite possibly. After the bout, Nunez called for all the world champions at junior lightweight, including the winner of tonight's bout between O’Shaquie Foster and Rocky Hernandez, as well as IBF world champion Joe Cordina and WBO titleholder Emanuel Navarrete.
In the DAZN opener, Javid Ramirez stopped Jose Rosas with a powerful right hand and left hook at 1:10 of the eighth round.