Once again, Tim Tszyu is stepping into the ring, ready to risk it all as he goes up against the dangerous Mexican fighter, Carlos Ocampo, on Sunday afternoon (AEDT) on the Gold Coast.
Tszyu, the undefeated Australian (22-0, 16 KOs), will put his WBO interim junior middleweight title on the line. This fight carries even greater stakes as Tszyu’s scheduled bout against division champion Jermell Charlo has been postponed due to Charlo’s injuries.
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Following his impressive victory over American veteran Tony Harrison earlier this year, Tszyu faces yet another formidable challenge in Ocampo (35-2, 23 KOs). Ocampo proved his resilience by going the distance with Sebastian Fundora last year and has only been stopped once before, by the unbeaten Errol Spence Jr.
Adding to the excitement, the card also showcases the talented rising Australian boxer, Sam Goodman, in a significant title eliminator bout against the undefeated American fighter Ra’eese Aleem.
In an earlier battle this year, Tszyu knocked out former world champion Tony Harrison in the ninth round. Tszyu plans to keep fighting while he waits for a shot at the world title.
In contrast, Ocampo is coming into this fight on the strength of a recent stoppage victory, which he scored in the fifth round against Mauricio Gutierrez Castor back in March.
Here is everything you need to know about Tszyu and Ocampo ahead of their battle and exclusive guide to watch Tszyu vs Ocampo boxing fight from Australia, US, CA and New Zealand
Ocampo vs Tszyu Fight details
Date: Saturday, June 17 (Sunday, June 18 in Australia)
Time: 1:30 p.m. AEST (Sunday) / 11:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. BST
Category: Super welterweight
Main event ring walks (approx): 4:30 p.m. AEST (Sunday) / 2:30 a.m. EST / 7:30 a.m. BST
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
TV Channel in US: ShowTime
TV Channel in Australia: FOX
Stream: KAYO, SKYNOW, Paramount+ FitePass
Showtime will air the fight in the United States, although a British broadcaster has not been confirmed yet. The battle will take place on Broadbeach on Australia’s Gold Coast at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Tim Tszyu record and bio
Born: November 2, 1994
Height: 5′ 8.5″
Total fights: 22
Record: 22-0 (16 KOs)
Tim Tszyu enters the boxing ring with a perfect record of 22 victories, 0 defeats, and 0 draws. Of his 22 victories, 16 of them have come by way of a knockout victory. Tszyu is currently ranked number one by the RING in the super welterweight division going into the fight.
Carlos Ocampo record and bio
Born: November 9, 1995
Height: 5′ 10.5″
Total fights: 37
Record: 35-2 (23 KOs)
Carlos Ocampo will enter the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws. Of his 35 wins, 23 of them were won through knockout. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) currently has Carlos Ocampo ranked 11th in the 154-pound
Tszyu vs Ocampo prediction and odds
Tszyu has a 73% knock out percentage, which is higher than Ocampo’s 66%. This suggests that Tszyu has a minor advantage in terms of power over Ocampo.
Ocampo is an inch taller than Tszyu, giving him the advantage in terms of height. This also gives an advantage of one inch in terms of reach.
Tszyu is less experienced since he has had 15 less matches and because he did not make his debut as a professional until 2016, which is 4 years and 4 months later than Ocampo. He has fought 76 less rounds professionally than Ocampo, a total of 116 as opposed to 192.
You may get 5/1 (+500) on Carlos Ocampo if you fancy a massive upset, although the current odds are that Tim Tszyu will win the fight outright, and those odds are 1/8 (-770).
Tszyu vs Ocampo fight card
- Tim Tszyu vs. Carlos Ocampo; Light middleweight
- Sam Goodman vs. Ra’eese Aleem; Super bantamweight
- Justin Frost vs. Hassan Hamdan; Super lightweight
- Hasely Hepi vs. Troy Pilcher; Heavyweight
- Vegas Larfield vs. Jhunrille Castino; Super bantamweight
- Rocky Ogeden vs. Mark Schleibs; Catchweight (126lbs)
- Liam Talivaa vs. Isaac Liki; Heavyweight