With 12 plus years as a pro under his belt, Hank Lundy is a legit ultra vet in the pro pugilism sphere.
The Philly fighter is 35 and hasn’t transitioned to being that steppingstone type, the one who matchmakers book to fight their up ‘n comer, and add a nice scalp to the newbie’s resume.
On Friday, Lundy will take his 29-7-1 record into the ring at Liacouras Center, on a card topped by a Tevin Farmer IBF super feather title defense against Jono Carroll.
Lundy last gloved up in September 2018, taking an L against Zaur Abdullaev in Russia. So, OK, yeah, some of those offers come in for Hank, to be the “B side vet.” But the dude is not having it; he tells NYFights that he’s coming to Liacouras to give 9-1 Avery Sparrow pure hell.
“Yessir, beatin’ his ass,” he told me was his plan.
Hank, who holds wins over Richar Abril, David Diaz and Chop Chop Corley, took Ls versus John Molina, Viktor Postol and Terence Crawford…is he very confident he will beat Avery?
“Yes, I trained hard like I do for every fight but this one I’m in crazy shape and will be fast and explosive. Added and improved on a lot of things that will get me the win or KO,” Lundy stated.
What did he add? What did he improve?
“I don’t what to give it away, I want for the world to see and take notice and talk about Hank Lundy!”
35! That’s not old, to him, right?
“I feel good strong, fast and feel like I’m 20. Man, I’m in good shape coming up with my son, age 16, Quan Lundy, that runs a 4.4 on the football field, he’s a star football player. Took his team to the championship and only in 10th grade.”
Seems like maybe the son’s excellence is rubbing off on and inspiring dad…
Bottom line, Lundy said he’s got some pages left to write in his boxing story; and a win over young gun Avery, age 25, will fill a chapter on Friday, on DAZN.