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Lundy Looking To Show Santana Not In His Class

By Keith Idec

Hank Lundy is certain he has fought many better boxers than Angelo Santana.

Entering their 10-round lightweight fight Friday night at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Lundy just can’t envision losing to an opponent the confident Philadelphia fighter considers one-dimensional. Showtime will air the Lundy-Santana clash as the main event of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” telecast.

“You have to respect the man for getting in there,” Lundy said. “But this man is not even in my class. You have to crawl before you walk, and this guy is trying to walk before he crawls. I’m top 10 in the world. This guy doesn’t have anything on me.”

Lundy (23-3-1, 13 KOs) is coming off one of the biggest wins of his seven-year pro career. He thoroughly out-boxed Olusegun Ajose (31-2, 14 KOs), a southpaw from Nigeria, in his last fight, a 10-rounder July 19 in Salem, N.H.

“When I fought Ajose, everybody said he would destroy me,” Lundy said. “When you doubt the hammer, the hammer is always going to come up big.”

The 25-year-old Santana suffered his first professional loss in his last fight. Uzbekistan’s Bahodir Mamadjonov (15-1, 10 KOs) stopped Sanata (14-1, 11 KOs), a Cuban-born southpaw who resides in Miami, in the ninth round of their April 12 fight in Las Vegas.

“The errors I made in my last fight have been fixed,” Santana said. “That won’t happen again. I have an opportunity in this fight to erase it all [Friday night].”

The 30-year-old Lundy clearly has faced better competition, but that doesn’t concern Santana, either.

“He’s fought a lot of talented fighters,” Santana said, “but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the talent to fight him and beat him. He hasn’t fought me yet, so his wins don’t mean anything.”

Showtime’s two-bout broadcast is scheduled to begin at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT with a 10-round junior welterweight fight that’ll pit heavy-handed prospect Amir Imam (12-0, 11 KOs), of Albany, N.Y., against Jared Robinson (14-0, 6 KOs), of Charlotte, N.C.

“We’re not even if you look at our records,” Robinson said. “If you go a little deeper, his record is not as impressive at face value.”

Imam’s last three opponents have entered their fights with a combined record of 31-51-2. Before he knocked out Jeremy Bryan (17-3, 7 KOs) in the second round April 12 in Las Vegas, Imam, 23, also has won his previous two fights against opponents who were a combined 7-65-6.

“I’m going to use my speed and boxing skills to take his power away from him,” Robinson, 31, said. “His power won’t be a factor in this fight.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14257915]Yes, it's scheduled to start 10:45 eastern time on Showbox. Let's see if la cobra pulls it off. Edit- Iman v Robinson undercard first.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14257924]Only two fights are being broadcast.[/QUOTE] thanks!! :beerchug:

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=chiguy91;14257893]the card starts in a few minutes, correct? do any of you guys know how many fights are being televised before the main event? since i've known about this fight, i haven't liked the idea of santana being put in…

Comment by damit305 on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=chiguy91;14257893]the card starts in a few minutes, correct? do any of you guys know how many fights are being televised before the main event? since i've known about this fight, i haven't liked the idea of santana being put in…

Comment by chiguy91 on 02-21-2014

the card starts in a few minutes, correct? do any of you guys know how many fights are being televised before the main event? since i've known about this fight, i haven't liked the idea of santana being put in…

Comment by damit305 on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14257589]I re-watched Santana-Mamadjanov earlier today. I didn't like what I saw. It was even worse than I remembered. Baha appears to be a little underrated; he's a tricky fighter with heart. Angelo was very frustrated from early on. He knocked…

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