Sebastian Fundora on Ocampo- “Perfect Fight For Me”
Coming up October 8th, unbeaten 154 lb. contender Sebastian Fundora is ready to take his next key step towards a title shot, when he battles veteran Carlos Ocampo in the PBC/Showtime main event in Carson, CA. And, on Wednesday Fundora and Ocampo met with the media on a virtual call to promote their 12 round battle for the WBC’s top jr. middleweight top spot.
“My last 4 fights have all been hard fights. This isn’t any different. I feel like my whole career I’ve been fighting tough challenges. The only difference is this time I’m the A-side in the main event.” @SebastianFundo1 #FundoraOcampo pic.twitter.com/gO94UtEIKu
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) September 14, 2022
“I’m very excited. I was in the main event last time, but I’m really the headliner this time and I’m even more excited to show off in front of my fans in Southern California. I’m just ready to fight,” Fundora said.
“I showed the fans what I was made of in my last fight. It wasn’t really what I learned. My goal was to display myself and what I’m capable of for the fans. I really wanted to show who I am in this division. I’m serious about becoming world champion. I think that Ocampo is a strong Mexican fighter like me, so of course he’s going to come to bang. This is the perfect fight not just for the fans in Southern California, but for everyone watching.
“I’ve been ready for the title, but we have to stay busy. I have to take hard fights like this to continue to grow. Ocampo is a ranked fighter and he’ll help me get to where I want to be.”
Fundora, 19-0, 13 KOs, and the former title challenger Ocampo, 34-1, 23 KOs, will headline from Dignity Health Sports Park on October 8th with middleweights Carlos Adames and Juan Macias Montiel squaring off for the interim WBC middleweight title in the co-main event.
Fundora returns to the ring after emerging victorious in an instant “Fight of the Year” contender in April on Showtime, as he rose from the canvas to stop the hard-hitting Erickson Lubin. He will look to solidify his status at 154 pounds against the streaking Mexican contender Carlos Ocampo, who has won 12-straight bouts since a 2018 defeat to unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr.
As for Ocampo he knows that arguably tallest 154 lb. contender ever at 6’6″ will be literally be a big challenge.
“I thought Sebastian fought really well against Lubin. It was a dynamic and entertaining fight. I enjoyed watching it for sure. But I think he fits my style really well. With two Mexican fighters inside the ring, you’re going to see fireworks.
“We’re both fighters who like to get inside and we’re not afraid to exchange and brawl. We give the fans what they want and I know they’re going to be happy with what they see on October 8.”
Texan Jermell Charlo owns all four jr. middleweight world titles and will have to face either his IBF mandatory Bakhram Murtazaliev of Russia or the WBO’s top man, Australian Tim Tszyu or both coming up. Still, a battle with the large wing-spanned Fundora would also be intriguing.
And, with another impressive win in a few weeks, Fundora will be in the correct position to get that bout.