By Craig Page: Sebastian ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora aims to make a statement this Saturday night on October 8 when he defends his interim WBC title against Carlos Ocampo in the main event on Showtime at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California .
Fundora (19-0-1, 13 KOs) needs to keep winning to earn a title shot against 154-lb champion Jermell Charlo, who only fights once a year and has an established roster. of challengers must wait for their chance. his challenge for his four belts.
While the 26-year-old Ocampo (34-1, 22 KOs) has an impressive ring record, he has mostly only won against Fluff opponents and not the real McCoy.
Ocampo fought once in his ten-year professional career against Errol Spence Jr in 2018, but was quickly knocked out in the first round.
Spence took advantage of Ocampo’s weak body, and took him out by going down with his punches. If Fundora focuses on throwing body shots, he has a good chance of replicating what Spence did against Ocampo four years ago.
After this loss, Ocampo went back to fighting the same opposition that he built his history in the past, and since then he has not lost. Given that the 6’6″ Fundora is a loudmouth, Ocampo may last until the next round before being stopped.
Fundora has good punching ability, but he’s not the type to score quickly unless his opponent is looking good.
“I feel like I’ve proven to people that I’m a great fighter,” said Sebastian Fundora. “I can hang with anyone, and I can stop them too. I showed that I have what it takes to be a world champion.”
Fundora has yet to prove that he is a superstar yet. He stopped Erickson Lubin in the ninth round of their fierce fight last April, but he has not beaten anyone. It will be interesting to see Fundora against Tim Tszyu and Tony Harrison.
“I’m going to continue to send the same message as always, and that’s clearly saying that I’m going to be the world champion at 154 pounds,” Fundora said.
“Ocampo can enter this fight to show his boxing skills, or he can come in looking for an exchange. I have confidence in my corner and the way we prepared, and it will show in the ring.”