Via Dan Ambrose: Sebastian ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora weighed 153.5 lbs today to defend his interim WBC youth middleweight title against challenger Carlos Ocampo for their title this Saturday, May 8. 10 on Showtime at Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson, California. For his part, Ocampo (34-1.22 KOs) weighs 153.5 lbs.
Fundora (19-0-1, 13 KOs) will defend his interim WBC 154-lb title he won last April against Erickson Lubin for the first time. Ocampo entered the competition with eleven wins.
Fundora 6’6 ″ needs a win on Saturday to continue to raise hopes of challenging undisputed young middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.
In the co-feature weights, Jerwin Ancajas (33-2-2, 22 KOs) 114.75 lbs for challenge against IBF super flyweight champion Fernando Daniel Martinez (14-0.8 KO). Martinez also weighs 114.75 lbs.
Former middleweight world title challenger Juan Macias Montiel (23-5-2, 22 KOs) 160 lbs to fight Carlos Adames (21-1, 16 KOs). Adames weighs 159.25 lbs.
Fundora told Showtime of Ocampo: “I know he’s on an 11-game winning streak. “Also, he is a Mexican boxer and loves to fight. We’ll see what the fight presents.
“Perhaps he let me use his reach. If he comes to bang, we will definitely show him that we can smash too. We did all this work in the camp. We will get the job done and have a good show,” said Fundora.
Brian Custer said: “I think for Fundora, I don’t know if he thinks so Sports artist KO when asked if Sebastian Fundora compares himself to others.
“I just thought he was like, ‘I want to fight for a title, and the only way to achieve it is for me to knock. [out] or beat these guys in front of me. If this is the next guy in front of me, then take it.
“I think that’s how he sees it because he’s still young in the game. We can think of it that way, but I don’t think he sees it that way.
“I think he also realized that he could punch. Now I’m talking about Fundora and I think that’s what he showed in it [Erickson] Lubin fights. It’s going to be really tough against this guy, especially since Sebastian is also realizing, ‘You know what? I have this height and this reach for a reason. I need to start using it. ‘
“I think for Charlo, that’s what he’s usually at his best when he’s outside. That’s what happened to [Brian] Castano. He [Jermell] fight outside and use his movement, and boom, he catches him.
“That’s why stylistically, he’s just a nightmare for some fighters. I think what’s different for Charlo is he’s very athletic and very strong. That’s what when you look at the 154 pound division. I don’t know if Charlo has many boys with that kind of health.
“I know, it’s crazy to be so young,” Custer said, telling Fundora he could still make 147 if he had to. “Can you imagine this guy at 147 with all the great fighters you have there?
“That’s the great thing about 147 and 154. It’s like you’re walking into a minefield. There are a lot of big names in that department. That would be crazy. Even if he says it will be a great fight between him and Boots Ennis. Can you imagine that?
“It’s great to have the genetics that you can lose weight like that. It’s funny because so many people want to see him go up. ‘No, he’s too tall.
“He should be fighting at 168, 175, but he doesn’t have that body type yet. Exactly right, that’s a great point,” Custer said, saying that Fundora is like the resurrection of Paul Williams.