Sebastian Fundora Not Interested in a Ryan Garcia Fight

Sebastian Fundora pulled off a huge upset when he defeated Tim Tszyu for the WBC and WBO junior middleweight titles last March. That victory started a queue of fighters lining up for a shot at the now-unified 154-pound champion. Fundora has options on the table, with Tszyu seeking a rematch and Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. calling for a shot at the title.

One man Fundora didn’t expect to mention his name was junior welterweight Ryan Garcia, after the latter’s spectacular win over WBC 140-pound titleholder Devin Haney. Garcia, who weighed in more than three pounds over the agreed limit, pulled off the upset when he dropped Haney three times on his way to a majority decision last month.

Fundora, however, doesn’t care about a potential matchup with Garcia, comparing it to when welterweight champion Kell Brook moved up two weight divisions to fight Gennady Golovkin.

“He’s not in my weight class,” Fundora told Fight Hub TV. “He’s coming up from 140; it’s like when Kell Brook fought GGG. It’s a different fight, of course, but you know that’s two weight classes down. We will see if he really does come up to 154. If he doesn’t, it’s all good, I don’t care.”

Garcia sent shock waves through boxing a second time when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, in two tests administered before his win over Haney. Garcia maintains his innocence, taking to social media to play down claims and to demand that his B sample be tested.

Fundora, like many, hopes that the allegations aren’t true after a career-best win for Garcia: “I hope it’s not true,” Fundora said. “Because that was a good win for him. But if it is, that’s very disappointing. He proved a lot of people wrong, so to hear something like that – it’s not good.”