Kurt Scoby. Photograph courtesy of Kurt Scoby on Instagram
Kurt Scoby hopes to construct on his most essential win to this point in his subsequent battle.
The unbeaten Scoby will face former 140-pound title challenger Henry “Hank” Lundy, on June 29, it was introduced Wednesday morning.
The eight-round junior welterweight bout will happen at Sony Corridor in Scoby’s adopted hometown of New York Metropolis and can stream stay on the BoxingInsider’s numerous platforms (7:30 pm ET/ 4:30 pm PT).
Scoby (11-0, 9 knockouts) was spectacular in his most up-to-date bout, on February 17, dropping John Mannu, of Australia, 4 instances en path to a stoppage win within the second spherical. The Scoby-Mannu battle was a conflict of unbeaten prospects.
The 27-year-old acquired a late begin in his boxing profession, making his skilled debut in September 2020. Scoby, who resides within the Los Angeles suburb of Duarte, was a standout operating again in highschool, finally enjoying collegiately at Fresno State and Azusa Pacific Universities.
Over the past couple of years, Scoby has sparred with Jaime Munguia, Regis Prograis, Jose Zepeda and Ivan Redkach.
Regardless of being on the draw back of his profession, Lundy (31-13-1, 14 KOs) would be the most recognizable fighter on Scoby’s ledger, to date. Lundy challenged then-WBO junior welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford in February 2016, shedding by TKO within the fifth spherical.
In his most up-to-date bout, on April 15, Lundy was knocked out by unbeaten prospect Ernesto Mercado. The 39-year-old has misplaced his final 5 bouts and 7 of his final 9 contests.
Within the co-feature, junior welterweight Brian Ceballo, additionally of New York Metropolis, will sq. off towards Mitch Louis-Charles in an eight-round bout.
Ceballo (14-1, 7 KOs) fought on the latest BoxingInsider card, on April 27, defeating Argentina’s Luis Alberto Veron by unanimous resolution. In his earlier battle, on October 26, Ceballo misplaced by majority resolution to Nicklaus Flaz.
Louis-Charles (7-3-2, 4 KOs), who resides in Terrebonne, Canada, scored an upset win in his most up-to-date bout, on January 21, knocking out Josniel Castro, who entered the bout unbeaten, within the first spherical. The 29-year-old has break up his final 4 bouts.
In a grudge match between junior welterweights who reside on close by Lengthy Island, Mathew Gonzalez (12-0-1, 8 KOs) will face Terell Bostic (8-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round bout.
Arnold Gonzalez (11-0, 6 KOs), of New York Metropolis, will sq. off towards Issouf Kinda (18-6, 7 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout. Kinda, who’s initially from Burkina Faso and now resides in The Bronx, has misplaced his two most up-to-date bouts.
Unbeaten light-weight Feargal McCrory (14-0, 7 KOs), of Northern Eire, will face Buffalo’s Gerffred Ngayot (6-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round bout.
The cardboard shall be promoted by BoxingInsider in affiliation with Lou DiBella.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He will be reached at santio