Cancun, Mexico (October 28, 2023) - In a thrilling showdown on the Foster-Hernandez undercard in Cancun, Australia's undefeated heavyweight prospect, Justis Huni, secured a well-deserved unanimous decision win over former cruiserweight title challenger Andrew Tabiti. The DAZN-aired co-feature bout at Poliforum Benito Juarez was competitive, as reflected in the judges' scores (100-90, 98-92, 98-92), but Huni's performance shone bright.
This clash was initially scheduled for the Regis Prograis-Danielito Zorrilla undercard on June 17 in New Orleans, marking Huni's U.S. debut. Unfortunately, the fight was postponed due to a torn ligament Huni suffered during his training camp.
Huni ultimately made his international fighting debut in Cancun, where he demonstrated his skills against a tenacious Tabiti. Utilizing his long jab to set up power shots and work his way inside, Huni showcased effective combinations both at long range and in close-quarters combat. Tabiti frequently found himself pinned against the ropes due to Huni's relentless pressure.
Tabiti had his moments, particularly in the later rounds. The Chicago-born, Las Vegas-based fighter connected with rapid-fire right hands and targeted Huni's tall, lean frame. However, Huni absorbed these shots and remained composed before launching his offensive attacks.
This bout marked the fifth consecutive time Huni (8-0, 4 KOs) has gone the distance, with all but one ending with a decision. Despite his hard-fought victory, Huni expressed a desire to return to the ring as early as December to make up for the nearly year-long layoff leading up to this fight.