Unsurpassed super-weight feeling Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora promises to deliver another night of action to remember in his final press conference Thursday before he defends his Interim WBC Super Welterweight Title against his former title challenger Carlos Ocampo Live stream on SHOWTIME this Saturday, October 8 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California featuring a thrilling Premier League Boxing Championship event.
Thursday’s press conference also featured the top middleweights Juan Macias Montielwho is against? Carlos Adames for the interim WBC middleweight title in the co-main event, alongside world champion Bantamweight IBF Junior Fernando Martinez and former world champion Jerwin Ancajaswho met in an opening rematch for the SHOWTIME BOX OF CHAMPIONS® airs at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
The event also saw the undefeated flyweight prospect increase Gabriela Fundorasister of the head Sebastian, as she prepares to kick off a presentation that will stream the three matches live on the SHOWTIME SPORTS YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT in one The match lasted 10 innings. against Mexico Naomi Reyes.
Ticket for the event, promoted by TGB Promotion and Sampson Boxing, is currently on sale and can be purchased at axs.com.
Here’s what the boxers had to say on Thursday from Westin LAX as they neared their respective bouts this Saturday night:
“I feel like I have proven to everyone that I am an elite fighter. I can play with anyone and I can stop them too. I showed that I have what it takes to be a world champion.
“I will give a great performance to the fans. We practiced very hard in the camp. I only worry about what I do in the ring.
“I will continue to send the same message as always, and it is clear that I will be world champion at 154 pounds.
“I can guarantee that the fans get their money’s worth. We put on a great show every now and then, but now that I’m preparing for my own show, I’m really going to make sure I finish it all well. Plus, with my sister on the card, it’s just motivation to perform.
“I am delighted to be taking on this position. I’ve also been fighting with a lot of big bottom cards and now it’s time for me to step up to center.
“I don’t pay attention to any hype. Everyone has their own opinion, but I am fighting for my supporters and I will reward them with something memorable.
“I proved that I have a strong top laner, but we worked on different things in this training camp. We work on everything and we try to be consistent so we can take the opponent down.
“Ocampo can enter this fight to show off his boxing skills, or he can go inside to trade. I am confident in my corner and how we prepare and it will show in the ring. “
“I’m feeling better than ever right now. I am ready for what will be a great challenge. This will be a fight on Saturday night.
“You have to take the opportunities that are given to you. I know that Fundora is a strong fighter, but I will be ready for him.
“I will rely on my preparation and training. I’m as strong as Sebastian. I will have to stick with my training and the results will come with that.
“I am 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 always behind me and I feel their support
“I want the fans to know that I am fighting for them. I worked day in and day out in training camp, so I knew I had to make the most of it. You won’t want to miss this.
“My goal is to wake up on Sunday morning and make it 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 will be fireworks on Saturday night. “
JUAN MACIAS MONTIEL
“The game against Jermall Charlo gave me a lot of experience and confidence. I have learned a lot. I went out onto the field and proved that I could go up against the best fighter in the tournament.
“Every fighter has to be confident. I’m glad Adames is confident. But I have complete confidence in myself and am ready to be the best version of myself on Saturday night.
“My record speaks for itself. I will gladly take him down. But if we go 12 laps, I’m prepared for that. We worked hard so that I could accept any challenge that came my way.
“We’ll go in there and leave it all in the ring. I have proven that I can shoot from the best. I don’t know if we can say the same about our opponents, but we’ll find out on Saturday.
“I’m just focused on this fight. A rematch against Jermall Charlo is of course what I want, but I can’t go there unless I win this game spectacularly. Saturday night is my time to prove myself.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to perform again on this stage. You can expect another all-out war. We’re putting on a show and giving the fans a great fight on Saturday night.
“It will be a tough fight, but being a champion is a responsibility that I must carry out with humility. I have to keep my feet on the ground and make the fans in Argentina happy. The only way to do that is to give it your all on Saturday night and defend your title.
“I have a plan A and a plan B. We will be ready for anything. This will be another great show for fans around the world. Everyone will be glad they watched this fight.
“I am very motivated for this fight, more or less than the first time we fought. We’re familiar with each other now, but I don’t take it for granted.”
“I am very happy to be back here in this position. We worked really hard in training and got in great shape to get our belts back.
“I wasn’t in good shape in our last game. I fight with my toes because my feet cramp in battle. Now we are prepared for what he does in the ring and we will be ready to get our belt back.
“This will be a big win for me and for my country. I want to bring this belt home and be proud to be the champion for the Philippines.
“I can’t wait to get into the ring. Winning my title back is all I’ve been thinking about since the first time we fought. I know I have what it takes and I’ll prove it on Saturday night. “
“It is exciting to be here in our homeland fighting together. It doesn’t happen often. We will bring fireworks and I hope the fans will enjoy it.
“Fans should expect a lot of action. We worked really hard in the training camp and it’s coming to the ring on the night of the fight.
“From what I saw, I was going up against a good defensive boxer, but we were prepared for that style. I am very confident with our work at the gym.
“It was really cool to be fighting on a live stream before my brother’s show. I know that I enjoy watching myself fight and I feel like the fans will enjoy it too. “