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Undefeated 140-pounder Kurt Scoby to face Henry Lundy on June 29

Kurt Scoby. Photo courtesy of Kurt Scoby on Instagram
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Kurt Scoby hopes to build on his most important win to date in his next fight.

The unbeaten Scoby will face former 140-pound title challenger Henry “Hank” Lundy, on June 29, it was announced Wednesday morning.

The eight-round junior welterweight bout will take place at Sony Hall in Scoby’s adopted hometown of New York City and will stream live on the BoxingInsider’s various platforms (7:30 pm ET/ 4:30 pm PT).

Scoby (11-0, 9 knockouts) was impressive in his most recent bout, on February 17, dropping John Mannu, of Australia, four times en route to a stoppage win in the second round. The Scoby-Mannu fight was a clash of unbeaten prospects.

The 27-year-old got a late start in his boxing career, making his professional debut in September 2020. Scoby, who resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Duarte, was a standout running back in high school, eventually playing collegiately at Fresno State and Azusa Pacific Universities.

Over the last couple of years, Scoby has sparred with Jaime Munguia, Regis Prograis, Jose Zepeda and Ivan Redkach.

Despite being on the downside of his career, Lundy (31-13-1, 14 KOs) will be the most recognizable fighter on Scoby’s ledger, thus far. Lundy challenged then-WBO junior welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford in February 2016, losing by TKO in the fifth round.

In his most recent bout, on April 15, Lundy was knocked out by unbeaten prospect Ernesto Mercado. The 39-year-old has lost his last five bouts and seven of his last nine contests.

In the co-feature, junior welterweight Brian Ceballo, also of New York City, will square off against Mitch Louis-Charles in an eight-round bout.

Ceballo (14-1, 7 KOs) fought on the most recent BoxingInsider card, on April 27, defeating Argentina’s Luis Alberto Veron by unanimous decision. In his previous fight, on October 26, Ceballo lost by majority decision to Nicklaus Flaz.

Louis-Charles (7-3-2, 4 KOs), who resides in Terrebonne, Canada, scored an upset win in his most recent bout, on January 21, knocking out Josniel Castro, who entered the bout unbeaten, in the first round. The 29-year-old has split his last four bouts.

In a grudge match between junior welterweights who reside on nearby Long 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 City, will square off against Issouf Kinda (18-6, 7 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout. Kinda, who is originally from Burkina Faso and now resides in The Bronx, has lost his two most recent bouts.

Unbeaten lightweight Feargal McCrory (14-0, 7 KOs), of Northern Ireland, will face Buffalo’s Gerffred Ngayot (6-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round bout.

The card will be promoted by BoxingInsider in association with Lou DiBella.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached at santio[email protected]. You can also follow Francisco on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing.