WBC Junior middleweight champion Sebastian Fundora and Errol Spence Jr. have reportedly agreed to meet in October at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

According to Mike Coppinger on X, if Fundora (21-1-1, 13 KOs) and the former unified welterweight champion Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) can finalize the fight, it could be shown on Prime Video PPV.

Assuming the fight gets made, Spence will be coming off a long 15-month layoff since suffering his only career defeat at the hands of Terence Crawford in July 2023. AT&T Stadium seats 80,000, and it’ll be interesting to see how many fans Spence-Fundora can pack in.

Spence’s Return After a Long Layoff

If Spence shows up for the fight in October looking the same way he did against Crawford, it’ll be a cakewalk for Fundora.

Spence’s depleted form made Crawford look better than he is, and many fans were unaware of that. Crawford hadn’t looked anywhere near that level in any of his fights in the past two years.

If Spence has nothing left in the tank at 34, Fundora is going to trounce him because he’s a punching machine, and he’s not going to let up on him if he’s not 100%.

Ideally, Spence should get a couple of tune-ups under his belt at 154 rather than jumping straight into a world title fight against Fundora after another long layoff and a beating against Crawford.

What boxing fans forget is Spence was out of the ring for 14 months before his loss to Crawford, and now he’s returning after a 17-month layoff. That’s not good for a fighter in his mid-30s who was involved in a terrible car crash in 2019.

Fundora’s Recent Triumph

The 6’5 1/2″ Fundora isn’t a big a name in the sport, but given that he’s a world champion at 154, a fight between him and Spence could bring in a large crowd at AT&T Stadium.

Spence, 34, took a beating in that fight, and there are question marks about whether he’s got anything left in the tank to beat a top fighter in the sport, especially with him moving up to a new weight class at 154. It could be asking for trouble.

The two car crashes, inactivity, eye problems, weight issues, aging, and ring wear have eroded Spence’s game in the last three years. He doesn’t look like the same fighter that was dominating his opposition from 2012 to 2018.

Fundora is coming off a twelve-round split decision win over WBO junior middleweight champion Time Tszyu last March. In that fight, Fundora suffered a nose injury, and he’s been healing up.

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