Sebastian Fundora On Radar For Undisputed Shot?
Coming up a week from Saturday night top WBC 154 lb. contender Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Fundora is ready to headline in the Showtime/PBC main event in Carson, CA. And, he also knows that another victory will put him in the conversation with an undisputed title shot with champ Jermell Charlo.
On Thursday Fundora held an open workout prior to his fight week next week with veteran Carlos Ocampo for the WBC’s interim junior middleweight crown,
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“Everyone in the division has to watch out,” Fundora said to the media. “Because I’m coming. I’m definitely not overlooking this opponent, but whenever I get that title chance, I’m ready for it.”
When last we saw Fundora, he scored the best win of career to date with a TKO of Erickson Lubin emerging victorious in an instant “Fight of the Year” contender back in April on Showtime. That night, Fundora rose from the canvas to stop the hard-hitting Lubin.
Now, he will look to solidify his status at 154 pounds against the streaking Mexican Ocampo, who has won 12-straight bouts since a 2018 defeat to unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr.
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Meanwhile, 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 in 2023.
And, with another impressive win on October 8th Fundora will be in the correct position to get that bout.
Ocampo is a big, Mexican 154-pounder,” Fundora also said this week. “He’s been at this weight for a while now and I know he’s coming in hungry. It’s his second chance on the big stage and I’m eager to see what he brings to the ring. I’m ready for him to bring his best. He’s going to be an aggressive fighter with a classic Mexican style. This is a perfect fight for Southern California. What more could you want?”