Rising super-welterweight star Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora will face off against undefeated Sergio Garcia in a WBC Super Welterweight World Title Eliminator that serves as the co-main event in Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz SHOWTIME PPV Sunday, December 5th in a Premier Boxing Champions event from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Pay-per-view begins at 20.00 ET / 17.00 PT and will also feature hard-hitting middleweight candidates Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Carlos Adames fighting in a 10-round match. As a start to pay-per-view, top-featherweight challenger Eduardo Ramirez faces former title challenger Miguel Marriaga in 10 action rounds.
Tickets for the live event, promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com.
“This is a pay-per-view undercard that fits perfectly with what the main event between Gervonta Davis and Isaac Cruz will deliver – all action from start to finish,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Sebastian Fundora, Sergio Garcia, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Carlos Adames, Eduardo Ramirez and Miguel Marriaga are all hard-hitting boxers who come to fight and look for the knockout. Fans who buy tickets to the STAPLES Center or tune in to SHOWTIME PPV on Sunday 5 December, can expect explosive entertainment from start to finish. ”
Fundora (17-0-1, 12 KOs) continue to rise in the superwelter weightlifting and recently delivered its most impressive victory to date by stopping Jorge Cota in four rounds in May. The six-foot-six fighter has reached this point by showing off the skills of a rugged boxer who is more comfortable fighting inside than most. Born in West Palm Beach, Fla. of his Mexican mother and Cuban father and trainer, Freddy – both boxers – lives and trains the 23-year-old now in Coachella, California.
“I’m super excited to be back in the ring,” Fundora said. “I have not stopped training since my match against Cota and I am always prepared for any opportunity that arises. I do not know much about Garcia, but my promoter has told me for the last two years that he is from Spain “and he’s number two in the WBC. So it only makes sense to me, as the number four ranked fighter in the WBC, that we face each other. It’s going to be an exciting match on December 5th.”
The 29-year-old Garcia (33-0, 14 KOs) will bring a lead in professional experience in his U.S. debut against Fundora on December 5th. Garcia fought out of Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain, and has been competing professionally since 2012. He rose. ranked by traveling to the UK to defeat then-undefeated Ted Cheeseman at his home ground in 2019 and followed up with a triumph over veteran challenger Sergey Rabchenko. Garcia has added three wins since then, including 2020 wins over Pablo Mendoza and Gregory Trenel.
“I want to thank my team for giving me this opportunity to show my boxing skills to the American audience,” Garcia said. “I’m very excited to make the most of this chance I have. After winning four European Championships and other important titles, I feel like I’m ready to win a world title. I’m only focused on Sebastian Fundora, but after this match I want Jermell Charlo or Brian Castaño. ”
A 2008 Olympian for his native Ukraine, Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10 KOs), will seek another opportunity for a world title in the middleweight division. Known as “The Technician” and now coaching from Brooklyn, Derevyanchenko has long established himself as a top-middleweight candidate after meeting people like Jermall Charlo, Daniel Jacobs and Gennadiy Golovkin. He owns victories over competitors including Tureano Johnson, Jack Culcay and Sam Soliman. .His latest match ended with a decision loss to Charlo in a SHOWTIME PPV main match in September 2020.
“I’m excited to get back in the ring and continue my journey towards becoming world champion,” Derevyanchenko said. “Adames is a good fighter and I respect what he can, but he stands in my way right now. I look forward to this challenge and I can not wait to give the fans another great match. “
Adames (20-1, 16 KOs), who is based in Comendador, Dominican Republic, is fighting out of New York City as he seeks to win another shot at a World Cup. The 27-year-old defeated a host of rivals including Frank Galarza, Joshua Conley, Alejandro Barrera and former champion Carlos Molina on his way to a 2019 title shot, which he lost by a narrow decision to Patrick Teixeira. In his latest outing, Adames scored a third round of TKO over Alexis Salazar on Davis vs. Barrios SHOWTIME PPV undercard in June.
“I’m very happy to be back in action on December 5th,” Adames said. “I have an excellent and very demanding training camp, so my opponent should rather be 100% ready. It is very exciting to be on the sub-map of this huge event. My fans expect a great performance from me and I will deliver it. ”
Ramirez (25-2-3, 12 KOs) fought out of Sinaloa, Mexico, and has risen to the featherweight rankings with three sensational knockout victories in a row. He stopped the then undefeated Leduan Barthelemy in November 2019, before blowing Miguel Flores out in December 2020 and most recently dropping Isaac Avelar in May. The 28-year-old is currently riding victories in five of his last six fights since losing to then-126-pound champion Lee Selby in 2017. He has won 16 of his last 19 fights in total, with his only other flaws coming a draw against Barthelemy, who was later avenged, and a decision loss to Claudio Marrero.
“I can not wait to be back on yet another great card against another very good fighter in Miguel Marriaga,” Ramirez said. “He is very strong and he has good experience against top fighters. Vasyl Lomachenko is the only one who stops him, but I will be the second one because I have to speak out with this match and show everyone that I am ready for to fight for the title. “
Marriaga (30-4, 26 KOs), a former 130- and 126-pound World Cup challenger, most recently stopped Jorge Garcia Jimenez in April to make it to victories in five of his last six outings since 2018. The 35-year-old fights out of Arjona, Colombia and has fought professionally since 2009. Marriaga went the distance in a couple of featherweight title fights against Oscar Valdez and Nicholas Walters, in addition to losing a super featherweight title fight to Vasyl Lomachenko.
“I train very hard for this fight, as I always do,” Marriaga said. “I am very happy for my All-Star Boxing team to give me this fight. Winning on December 5 will lead me to another world title fight. My only goal is to achieve my childhood dream of becoming world champion and I will do not let this opportunity pass me by. ”