Tim Tszyu vs Carlos Ocampo fight details
“The Soul Taker” vs “Chema”
BBN have provided viewers with all the details below to tune in and watch undefeated Aussie superstar Tim “The Soul Taker” Tszyu (22-0, 16KO) and Mexican challenger Carlos Ocampo (35-2, 13KO) clash on the 169th day of the year.
Full fight details below:
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Venue: Gold Coast Convention Center, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
Ringwalks: Main event ringwalks expected from 4am UK time
Rounds scheduled: 12 three-minute championship rounds at super-welterweight (154lbs)
Titles: Tszyu's WBO Interim title is on the line
Undercard Highlights: Sam Goodman vs Ra'eese Aleem
TV & Live Stream
U.S: SHOWTIME – 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Saturday night (June 17)
Australia: Kayo Sports PPV ($59.95) 12pm AEST on Sunday (June 18)
Undefeated Australian superstar Tim Tszyu will return to the ring to defend his Interim WBO 154-pound title against Mexican contender Carlos Ocampo on Saturday, June 17 (Sunday, June 18 in Australia) from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Tszyu will make the first defense of his interim belt after capturing it in March with a career-best performance when stopping former champion Tony Harrison. He had originally been scheduled to face Undisputed Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas in January, before Charlo was forced to withdraw due to injury. With a victory on June 17 in his home country, Tszyu can lock in a date with Charlo later this year.
28-year-old Tszyu has quickly climbed the rankings in the 154-pound division with an all-action, aggressive style. The notable names on his resume include former welterweight champion Jeff Horn, whom Tszyu stopped in round eight, and Terrell Gausha, a top contender and member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. A native of Sydney, Australia, Tszyu made his U.S. and SHOWTIME debut against Gausha and showed his poise and toughness by rallying back from a first-round knockdown to win the fight via unanimous decision. Tszyu grew up playing soccer, but soon gravitated toward boxing. The decision led to him following in the legendary footsteps of his father, Kostya, who was an undisputed 140-pound champion and who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.
The 27-year-old Ocampo (34-2, 22 KOs) rode a 12-fight winning streak into his last matchup, which saw him drop a decision to 154-pound contender Sebastian Fundora last October in a SHOWTIME main event. The 12 consecutive triumphs dated back to the only other loss of his career, which came to current unified welterweight champion Errol Spence, Jr. in a 2016 knockout defeat. During the 12-fight stretch, the Ensenda, Baja California, Mexico native scored nine of those victories by stoppage, including traveling to Mikael Zewski’s home country of Canada to stop the fan-favorite by ninth-round TKO.
The event is promoted by No Limit Boxing and The Rose Brothers, in association with TGB Promotions.
Tim Tszyu: “I’m a fighter. My job is to fight. I won’t sit on the couch and wait for [Jermell] Charlo’s hand to get better. I want to fight in the meantime. The fans deserve the fights…The Charlo fight is in the making, but I’m not underestimating Ocampo. I’ve got a hard task ahead of me.“Technically, this fight is going to be much harder than my previous fights. The Mexican style will require something new in me and I expect it to be tough. Despite being Australian and on the other side of the globe, I’m headlining a fight on SHOWTIME for the third time. Is anyone else doing that? Everyone knows I’m coming to take over.”
Carlos Ocampo: “I’m looking forward to my fight against Tim Tszyu. We are both warriors who go forward without fear. The fans will be the true winners that night, because I’m going after that title at all. Costs and it’s coming back to Mexico with me. He won’t want to hand it over to me, so I’ll just have to take it from him.”
Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions: “Tim Tszyu has solidified his place near the top of the super welterweight division and will once again bring his fan-friendly style to the ring for fans in the U.S. watching on SHOWTIME. An experienced and hungry Carlos Ocampo will be coming to Australia to upset Tszyu’s plans and disrupt his path toward a long-awaited showdown with the 154-pound division’s undisputed champion Jermell Charlo. Adding in top contender Ra’eese Aleem taking on the rising Australian Sam Goodman, and this shapes up to be a great doubleheader of action fights on Saturday, June 17.”
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “Tim Tszyu looks unstoppable at the moment, you just can't bet against him. Six KOs from his last eight bouts and I think he will be roared on from his home crowd to yet another sensational stoppage win.”
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