Hammerin’ Hank Lundy issues come and get me plea to the lightweight champions

9 Dec

Denzil Stone – Atlantic City

Lightweight contender Hammerin’ Hank Lundy and his team have called on the elite at 135lbs to “step up to the plate” and accept their challenge to fight. Lundy, of Philadelphia stock, is hungry for a world title shot and is desperate to feast on one of the divisions most notable names. According to his manager, Lundy is under-appreciated, yet is made for television due to his cutting personality and fitting in-ring fighting style.

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Hank wants to lay gloves on the lightweight titlists

Since suffering his sole professional defeat in 2010, against John Molina in Rhode Island by way of 11th round technical knockout, Lundy (21-1-1, 11ko) has gone one a winning run that now stands at 3-0-0, 1ko having Omri Lowther and Patrick Lopez (both over the course of ten rounds), before calling the curtain down on ESPN‘s Friday Night Fights program in August with a stunning sixth round knockout of former world champion David Diaz.

Promoter Jimmy Burchfield, of Classic Entertainment and Sports, said of his charge: “Hank is one of boxing’s most exciting, underappreciated stars, and it’s time he gets the fight he deserves for all the dues he’s paid in this sport. His record speaks for itself; Hank is willing to fight anyone, anywhere at any given time.

“Throughout his career, he’s been treated as the underdog, fighting in foreign cities in other fighters’ backyards, yet regardless of the odds stacked against him, Hank has risen to the occasion each time. Boxing needs more fighters like Hank Lundy.

“He’s a dream come true for network television, a thrilling, hard-hitting dynamo with the personality and punching-power to fill any arena and captivate worldwide audiences. I have worked harder for Hank than I’ve worked for any fighter, and I’m not stopping until he’s a world champion. He’s ready. Now it’s up to the champions to answer the bell.”

Ranked well by a number of organisations (WBO – 7; WBC – 8; IBF – 11; NABO – 2) together with a marketable ‘sell’, a world title match-up is plausible, yet Burchfield would also welcome a second shot at Molina in order for Lundy to avenge his only defeat: “We’d fight Molina again tomorrow if given the opportunity.”

He continued: “The WBA lightweight title is vacant after the former champion, Brandon Rios, failed to make weight prior to his last fight. Hank deserves to be ranked among the top fighters in the WBA and he deserves a shot at that title. He’s done everything he needs to do to get to this point. The current champions in the 135lb weight class can’t run from Hank forever.

“Hank’s style would match up well against [Miguel] Vazquez, [Richard] Abril, [Antonio] DeMarco, or any champion in the lightweight division. We challenge them to step up to the plate the way Hank has done so his entire career,” the promoter concluded.

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3 Responses to “Hammerin’ Hank Lundy issues come and get me plea to the lightweight champions”

  1. Ceasr December 13, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    I agree…. he deserves a shot, he is the best lightweight i have seen in a long time


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