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July 10, 2023
By: Kirk Jackson
The time has arrived for what looks to be an action-filled night, featuring unbeaten, super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno’’ Fundora (19-0-1, 13 KO’s), as he aims to defend his interim WBC Super Welterweight title against former title challenger Carlos Ocampo (34-1, 22 KO’s) live on Showtime this Saturday, October 8.
Everyone hit the scales and successfully made weight, so we indeed have a full card slated for this weekend.
Here is what the fighters had to say leading up to their showdown this Saturday night:
“I feel like I proved to the people that I’m an elite fighter. I can hang with anyone and I can stop them as well. I showed that I have what it takes to become a world champion.
“I’m just going to put on a great performance for the fans. We trained really hard in camp. I’m only worried about what I do in the ring.
“I’m going to keep sending the same message as always, and that’s saying clearly that I’m going to become a world champion at 154 pounds.
“I can guarantee the fans get their money’s worth. We put on a great show every single time, but now that I’m headlining my own show, I’m really going to make sure I put it all on the line. Plus, with my sister on the card, it’s just more motivation to perform.
“I’m excited to be in this position. I’ve fought on a lot of big undercards as well and now it’s my time to take center stage.
“I don’t pay attention to any hype. Everyone has their own opinion, but I’m fighting for the people that support me and I’m going to reward them with something memorable.
“I’ve shown that I have a strong uppercut, but we worked on a lot of different things in this training camp. We work on everything and we work on being consistent so that we can break our opponent down.
“Ocampo might come into this fight to display his boxing skills, or he might come on the inside looking to exchange. I’m confident in my corner and how we prepared and it’s going to show in the ring.”
“I’m feeling better than ever right now. I’m ready for what’s going to be a great challenge. This is going to be a war on Saturday night.
“You have to take the opportunities that you’re given. I know that Fundora is a strong fighter, but I’m going to be ready for him.
“I’m going to lean on my preparation and training. I’m strong just like Sebastian is. I’m going to have to stick to my training and the results will come with that.
“I’m really proud to represent Mexico on the big stage. That’s my duty and that’s my job on Saturday night. The Mexican fans are all the way behind me and I feel their support
“I want the fans to know that I’m fighting for them. I’ve put in the work day in and day out in training camp, so I know I have to make the most of it. You’re not going to want to miss this one.
“My goal is to wake up on Sunday morning and have it be the happiest day of my life. I want to party with that belt on Saturday night.
“This is going to be a spectacular fight. There are going to be fireworks on Saturday night.”
The Showtime telecast featuring Fundora vs. Ocampo, will highlight unbeaten super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno’’ Fundora, in what is predicted to be an action-packed clash as he defends his interim WBC Super Welterweight title against former welterweight title challenger Carlos Ocampo.
This live event takes place on Showtime Saturday, October 8 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California in which headlines a Premier Boxing Champions event.