Fundora Batters Ocampo To Remain Undefeated
By William Trillo
Photos: German Villasenor
In front of a house full of fight fans in Carson,
California, Sebastian Fundora (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) and Carlos
Ocampo (34-5, 22 KO’s) squared off with the WBC Interim
World Super Welterweight weighing in the balance. The fight
started out on the outside which favored the tall, lanky
Fundora. By the third round, Ocampo’s nose was bloodied, and
it seemed as though he had no answers for Fundora.
But, surprisingly, the fight went to an inside battle for
the midportions of the contest, and that would be Ocampo's
best hope to have any success at all. It became a good,
inside slugfest for a few rounds, and the fans were
appreciative of the action
But, in the championship rounds, it went back to the
outside, and, once again, the length of Fundora took over,
and Ocampo had no chance fighting at this distance. After
twelve grueling rounds, the judges scored it 117-111,
118-110, and 119-109, all in favor of Fundora.
Reflecting on the battle Fundora remarked, “I wanted to
display a little boxing, I thought I would show a little
boxing and put that on display, but you know I still had to
bang for the fans. That’s what they came here for, so I had
to give it to them. I felt my jab was solid and the
difference and had him backing up. You know I like to break
my opponent down and he was very tough and his face swelled
up too. But he banged. He’s a tough Mexican. My hat's off to
him. In the middle I wanted to see if I could hurt him. I
know Spence caught him with a body shot and I saw in the
middle of the fight he was open for the left uppercut to the
stomach so I saw that would slow him down. I am pleased with
this performance because I did what we trained for. I
trained for boxing and I trained to stay at a distance and I
think we did that in the fight. Of course, I want to face
the winner of Charlo and Tszyu. I’m the WBC mandatory. I’ve
earned my spot and we’ll see what happens. But I hope I’m
next. Fingers crossed.”
The fight started out with the Boo-Birds showing their
disapproval as Carlos Adames (22-1, 17 KO’s) and Juan Macias
Montiel (23-6-2, 23 KO’s) did little or nothing in the first
round. The message must have been well received by the
fighters because the fight picked up the pace.
By Round 3, Montiel let go with a flurry that hurt Adames.
Not to be outdone, Adames let his hands go, but in this
case, the blows put Montiel on Queer Street. Wobbling and
laying against the ropes, Montiel left the ref no choice but
to stop the carnage before more serious damage could be
done. Officially, the fight was stopped at the 2:37 mark of
Round 3, and Adames left the ring with the WBC Interim World
Middleweight belt around his waist.
On his victory, Adames noted, “I think I’m Number 1, and
let’s hope the big names of the division have the courage to
face me now. I want to thank everyone who came out to see
me. I want to thank my team, SHOWTIME, PBC. I do think I’m
Number 1 right now.”
Fernando Daniel Martinez (15-0, 8 KO’s) retained his IBF
Super Flyweight title with a flashy unanimous decision
victory over a tough Jerwin Ancajas (33-3-2, 22 KO’s).
Looking like a pint-sized version of Sergio Martinez, the
Argentinian fought arrogantly at times, but he was all
business, and Ancajas knew it. By all accounts, it was an
entertaining bout, but there was no doubt Martinez was in
control as the one-sided, final scores of 119-109 and
118-110 x 2 reflected.
After the fight Martinez stated, “This was about validating
the first fight. I trained very hard for this fight. I have
a lot of people to thank, and this is for my dad up in
heaven. It’s definitely harder to maintain the hunger and
maintain the title, but now we’re going after Chocolatito,
and everyone else in the division who’s in my way. My record
shows that I’m a champion, but it doesn’t show the intensity
that I have in my fights. Now, I can buy the house that my
Egidijus Kavaliauskas (23-2-1, 18 KO’s) dropped Mykal Fox
(22-4, 5 KO’s) twice in Round 3, and then went on to win a
unanimous decision in a somewhat ho-hum Welterweight fight.
After going down, Fox was able to keep Kavaliauskas at arm's
length for the duration of a pretty dull show. Final scores
tallied 98-90, 99-89, and 100-88 in favor of Kavaliauskas.
Gabriela Fundora (9-0, 4 KO’s) defeated Naomi Arellano Reyes
(9-2, 5 KO’s) in the lone female fight of the night. The
tall Flyweight Fundora took a unanimous decision on all
cards that read 98-92 and 99-91 x 2.
Featherweight, Viktor Slavinskyi (13-2-1, 6 KO’s) was on the
short end of a tight battle with Edward Vazquez (12-2, 3
KO’s). In what some may call a mild upset, Vazquez basically
outworked Slavinskyi over the course of the eight round
affair. Final scores read 78-74 Slavinskyi, but the other
cards favored Vazquez by scores of 77-75 and 79-73 giving
him the split decision nod.
Super Welterweight, Brandyn Lynch, (12-1-1, 9 KO’s) looked
very impressive with his third round demolition of Roque
Agustin Junco (11-13-1, 6 KO’s). Working behind a stiff jab,
Lynch closed the gap, and then started working the body with
vicious hooks. That punch brought an end to the action when
it landed to the liver midway through Round 3.
Justin Cardona (8-1, 4 KO’s) and Angel Rebollar (6-1, 3
KO’s) put on a great little slugfest in this battle of
up-and-coming lightweight. This one went toe-to-toe for the
entire six rounds. It was a tight battle, but in the end,
judges scored the bout 57-57, 58-56, and 59-55 giving
Rebollar the victory.
Elijah Lorenzo Garcia (12-0,10 KO’s) dispatched of his foe,
Edgar Valenzuela (7-2, 6 KO’s) in quick fashion in this
Middleweight attraction. Body shots put Valenzuela down
three times in the first round. The third blow came at the
2:18 mark of Round 1, which brought the contest to an
In a bloody Middleweight scrap, Eumir Felix Marcial (3-0, 1
KO) remained undefeated with his six-round, unanimous
decision over Steven Pichardo (8-3-1, 2 KO’s). Cut and
covered in blood early, the resilient Marcial kept up the
attack winning a clear-cut decision on all cards that read
60-54 across the board.