Hank Lundy vs. Raymundo Beltran
2012-07-27 : Henry Lundy 134¾ lbs lost to Raymundo Beltran 134¼ lbs by MD in round 10 of 10
- Location: Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
- Referee: Samuel Viruet
- Judge: Barbara Perez 95-95
- Judge: Ron McNair 94-96
- Judge: John Poturaj 94-96
Raymundo Beltran scored the biggest win of his career to date and claimed the NABF Lightweight Title by earning a majority decision over the heavily-favored Hank Lundy.
Beltran, who was cut over the left eye in the third, kept the pressure on Lundy, pinned him against the ropes in the third, and landed some heavy punches to Lundy's head. Just prior to the bell to end Round 3, both men landed simultaneous left hooks that locked the knees of their opponent.
Lundy looked to box more in the latter rounds, but Beltran continued to press forward and earned rounds on the judges' scorecards.
- Hank Lundy 22-1-1 (11 KOs) vs. Raymundo Beltran 25-6 (17 KOs)
- Lundy entered as the # 8 lightweight contender according to The Ring Magazine. Beltran, a 6 to 1 betting underdog, was unranked by the same publication.
- Lundy initially weighed in at 136.2 pounds and was allowed two hours to make weight. On his fourth attempt, he weighed 134.8 pounds.
- Nine days prior to the fight, Lundy and Classic Entertainment & Sports was sued by New York-based promoter Boxing 360 for declaratory relief, breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation together with the claim for punitive damages. The lawsuit sought a last-minute injunction that would cancel the fight until the case could be heard as Boxing 360 claimed that Lundy had signed a contact with them on December 23, 2010.
- Ticket prices ranged from $40 to $125.
- Among those in attendance were Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Ivan Robinson, Danny Garcia, and Zab Judah -- who served as the guest analyst for the bout while regular analyst Teddy Atlas was attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
- "I think Hank Lundy is a real good fighter. I think it's going to be the biggest fight of my career. I've seen him; he gets knocked down, the guy comes back to win. He's a true fighter. I believe I have to win by knockout if I'm going to win. For a guy like me, there's no decision." - Raymundo Beltran
- "Once again, I'm going to show everybody that I don't run or duck from anybody. The guy I'm fighting is solid. He's coming to fight and he's coming to win. He's got a family to feed just like I have a family to feed. The difference between me and these other guys is -- a lot of other guys say it, but I'm a true throwback because I'll fight anybody. I'm No. 1 right now, but you could sit on that lead and fall asleep, and then when you get your shot at a world title, you might not be ready. I want to stay busy and keep working." - Hank Lundy