With a win on Saturday, Sebastian Fundora now looks towards Jermell Charlo.
Despite criticisms from spectators on his performance, Fundora was still able to retain his WBC interim junior middleweight title by unanimous decision.
“I wanted to display a little bit more boxing,” Fundora said after the fight.
“I still had to go in there and bang for the fans because that’s what they came here for. So, I gave them some.”
Fundora tried keeping Ocampo on the outside early on in the fight while Ocampo looked to break down his opponent with body shots to his long torso.
Despite standing at nearly 6-foot-6, Ocampo got to the better of Fundora and was able to capitalize on his opponent’s lack of accuracy.
But the action picked up in the fourth round.
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Here is when Fundora changed his strategy and engaged in closer punches.
Neither boxers were knocked down or visibly worn out, but Fundora made an imprint on Ocampo’s face, leaving some bruising and swelling after eating some clean jabs along the way.
Fundora walked away as the victor from the fight with scorecards of 117-111, 118-110 and 119-109. He now seeks a shot at the undisputed junior middleweight titles, currently held by Charlo. Charlo defends his belts against Tim Tszyu in early 2023.
“I’m the WBC mandatory,” Fundora said. “I have my spot. I earned my spot. I hope I am next. Fingers crossed.”