Sebastian Fundora Comes In To Replace Injured Keith Thurman Against Tim Tszyu On March 30

Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora has emerged as the replacement for injured Keith Thurman to meet WBO 154-pound champion Tim Tszyu March 30 in the debut Amazon Prime Video pay-per-view card in Las Vegas, BoxingScene has learned.

Two officials with knowledge of the negotiations said Premier Boxing Champions product Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs) will move up from his spot opening the pay-per-view portion of the card to instead fight Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs) in the main event at T-Mobile Arena.

Fundora, standing at a staggering 6-feet-5 ½ and wielding an 80-inch reach, adds significant intrigue to the bout given his unique body frame and tendency to engage in all-action firefights.

Additionally, because his previously scheduled bout against Serhii Bohachuk was to be for the vacant 154-pound belt, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman tells BoxingScene his executive board is huddling to decide whether to make Tszyu-Fundora a WBO-WBC unified title affair.

Fundora, from Coachella, Calif., is coming off a seventh-round knockout loss to Brian Mendoza in April.

Before that, in 2022, he stopped former 154-pound title challenger Erickson Lubin and defeated former welterweight title challenger Carlos Ocampo by a wide unanimous decision.

Officials are still assessing where to place Bohachuk on the card. Bohachuk is promoted by Tom Loeffler.