Tim Tszyu Set To Face Carlos Ocampo As Jermell Charlo Fight Lingers

Tim Tszyu is set to defend his WBO interim super welterweight title against Carlos Ocampo on June 18th, 2023, from the Gold Coast, Australia.

Tszyu is on an impressive run of form, having stopped Tony Harrison in his last fight during the ninth round, which kept his quest for the undisputed title at 154 lbs alive.

He had been on course to face the undisputed champion Jermell Charlo earlier in the year. However, the fight was called off after Charlo suffered a broken hand while he was training.

Therefore, Harrison was chosen as a way to keep active, which appears to be the same for his next fight. Standing in his way, therefore, is Ocampo.

The former is a 27-year-old Mexican with an impressive track record, with only two losses in his career, having racked up 34 wins and 22 KOs.

And in the process, his losses came at the hands of Errol Spence Jr. and Sebastian Fundora, both respected fighters in the sport.

In chief support, fellow Australian Sam Goodman, undefeated with a record of 14 wins and seven knockouts, takes on Ra’eese Aleem.

The latter also boasts an unbeaten record of 20 wins and 12 knockouts in a bout where the winner will likely be the mandatory challenger for Marlon Tapales’ IBF/WBA super-bantamweight titles.

Meanwhile, Liam Wilson, the junior lightweight with a record of 11-2 and 7 KOs, is set to face Eduardo Ramirez. The latter has a record of 27-3-3 and 12 KOs.

And with such an action-packed card, Tszyu made it clear that he was ready to put on a show.

“I don’t need to fight, I want to. I fear no one and will fight anyone. Carlos Ocampo is the perfect test for me right now as his only losses have been at the very top for titles against the very best.

“Dad (Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu) fought five Mexicans and beat them all in his career. He destroyed the greatest Mexican fighter of all time in Julio Cesar Chavez and I would love to do the same over my career,” Tszyu

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