Tim Tszyu blitzes Carlos Ocampo, stays busy whereas awaiting shot at Jermell Charlo


The Ring’s No. 1-rated junior middleweight Tim Tszyu made quick work of Carlos Ocampo, blasting the Mexican veteran out within the opening spherical of their major occasion on Sunday on the Gold Coast Conference Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

Tszyu (23-0, 17 KOs), who retained the WBO’s interim 154-pound title, remained that sanctioning group’s obligatory challenger for undisputed champion Jermell Charlo, who was scheduled to defend in opposition to the son of corridor of famer Kostya Tszyu in January however has been on ice since struggling a hand harm in December.

Regardless of struggling a canine chunk to his proper arm on Could 26 – a extreme harm that required 26 stitches – Tszyu regarded sharp and highly effective in opposition to Ocampo, who had posted a 13-1 report since struggling a first-round KO to Errol Spence in an IBF welterweight title shot in 2018. The 27-year-old Baja California native’s lone loss throughout that stretch was a 12-round choice to top-rated junior middleweight Sebastian Fundora final October.

Tszyu wasted no time in measuring Ocampo (35-3, 23 KOs) for his vaunted proper hand and he instantly landed it. A sequence of rights buzzed and backed Ocampo close to the ropes till one crumpled him to the canvas one minute into the spherical. Ocampo bought up and tried to evade Tszyu, who chased him throughout the ring and landed quick hook (nearly from behind) in shut that violently swiveled the perimeter contender’s head on his approach to the canvas for a second time. The referee waved it off at 1:17 of Spherical 1.

“Assertion made,” Tszyu stated throughout his post-fight press convention. “Errol did it in 2 and half minutes. I beat him in much less time. “I didn’t suppose I’d get him out this early. He’s a troublesome man. The canine chunk bought me possessed. I’m a pit bull now.”

The 28-year-old Sydney native turned his consideration to Charlo and what he hopes is an undisputed championship within the U.S. by the autumn (the WBO has acknowledged that it must occur by September 30).

“America is the land I wish to conquer,” he stated, “the land I’m headed subsequent. I’ve bought this interim belt, however I would like all 4. It’s not simply belts, I would like Jermell Charlo’s identify on my report.”


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