LOS ANGELES – Sebastian Fundora defied physiology again Friday afternoon, when the 6-foot-6 southpaw easily made weight again for a 154-pound fight.
Fundora stepped on the scale at 153½ pounds for his bout against Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Ocampo, who stands approximately seven inches shorter than Fundora, also weighed in at 153½ pounds at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.
The 24-year-old Fundora, of Coachella, California, and the 26-year-old Ocampo (33-1, 24 KOs), of Ensenada, Mexico, will fight for Fundora’s WBC interim super welterweight title. Showtime will televise their 12-round, 154-pound championship bout as the main event of “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT.
Fundora (19-0-1, 13 KOs) won his interim championship by stopping Erickson Lubin (24-2, 17 KOs), of Orlando, Florida, following the ninth round of a definite “Fight of the Year” candidate April 9 at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Ocampo (34-1, 22 KOs) has won 12 straight fights since Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs) stopped him with a body shot toward the end of the first round in their June 2018 fight for Spence’s IBF welterweight title at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
The official weights for the nine fights on the Fundora-Ocampo undercard are listed below.
10 p.m. ET; 7 p.m. PT
Carlos Adames (21-1, 16 KOs), Comendador, Dominican Republic, 159¼ pounds vs. Juan Macias Montiel (23-5-2, 23 KOs), Los Mochis, Mexico, 160 pounds, 12 rounds for the vacant WBC interim middleweight title.
Fernando Martinez (14-0, 8 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 114¾ pounds vs. Jerwin Ancajas (33-2-2, 22 KOs), Panabo City, Philippines, 114¾ pounds, 12 rounds for Martinez’s IBF junior bantamweight title.
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7:30 p.m. ET; 4:30 p.m. PT
Egidijus Kavaliauskas (22-2-1, 18 KOs), Kaunas, Lithuania, 147 pounds vs. Mykal Fox (22-3, 5 KOs), Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 145¾ pounds, 10 rounds, welterweights.
Gabriela Fundora (14-0, 8 KOs, 1 NC), Coachella, California, 111¼ pounds vs. Naomi Arellano Reyes (9-1, 5 KOs), Tepic, Mexico, 111½ pounds, 10 rounds, flyweights.
Viktor Slavinskyi (13-1-1, 6 KOs), Mykolaiv, Ukraine, 126½ pounds vs. Edward Vazquez (12-1, 3 KOs), Fort Worth, Texas, 129½ pounds, 8 rounds, junior lightweights.
6 p.m. ET; 3 p.m. PT
Brandyn Lynch (11-1-1, 8 KOs), Los Angeles, 156 pounds vs. Roque Agustin Junco (11-12-1, 6 KOs), San Francisco, Argentina, 155¼ pounds, 6 rounds, middleweights.
Justin Cardona (8-0, 4 KOs), Salinas, California, 132½ pounds vs. Angel Rebollar (5-1, 3 KOs), Los Angeles, 132½ pounds, 6 rounds, lightweights.
Elijah Lorenzo Garcia (11-0, 9 KOs), Phoenix, 163 pounds vs. Edgar Valenzuela (7-1, 6 KOs), Agua Prieta, Mexico, 163 pounds, 6 rounds, super middleweights.
Eumir Felix Marcial (2-0, 1 KO), Zamboanga City, Philippines, 161¼ pounds vs. Steven Pichardo (8-2-1, 2 KOs), Gardena, California, 161¾ pounds, 4 rounds, super middleweights.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.