Fight Preview: 5 Reasons To Watch Tszyu vs Ocampo Fight Night
Get ready for another epic No Limit fight night this Sunday, June 18th, as the incredible Tim Tszyu defends his world title on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Tszyu goes up against the number one Mexican super welterweight, Carlos Ocampo. No Limit Boxing is renowned for curating world class undercards and this might just be one of our favourites to date.
Here are 5 reasons why you can’t miss the Tim Tszyu vs Carlos Ocampo fight night:
1. Tszyu’s maiden world title defence hits the Glitter Strip
The Gold Coast will host world championship boxing on June 18 when Tim Tszyu makes the first defence of hist interim WBO world title against number one Mexican super welterweight Carlon Ocampo.
The freshly minted WBO champion is among the most active titleholders in world boxing, returning to action just 99 days after the biggest win of his professional career against charismatic former champion Tony Harrison.
Ocampo (35-2, 23 KOs) has been a world level operator for almost five years, with his only blemish at the weight coming against towering WBC champion Sebastian Fundora.
The Tszyu family boasts a perfect record against Mexican fighters, topped by Kostya Tszyu’s bloody scalp over all-time great Julio Cesar Chavez.
2. American beast Aleem is Goodman’s final hurdle
In a professional career spanning more than a decade, Ra’eese Aleem (20-0, 12 KOs) has never lost a prizefight.
The Las Vegas-based super bantamweight travels outside of America for the first time, taking on popular Albion Park product Sam Goodman (14-0, 7 KOs) for an opportunity to challenge unified IBF/WBA world champion Marlon Tapales later this year.
Goodman hasn’t missed a beat so far, cruising to world level with comprehensive decision wins over Fumiya Fuse, Juan Elorde and former world champion TJ Doheny. The winner of next Sunday’s official IBF title eliminator will likely become the best fighter at super bantamweight without a world title.
3. Bad blood between Frost and Hamdan comes to boil
A long-time feud will be settled between Justin Frost and Hass Hamdan.After months of back-and-forth, Frost (13-2-1, 4 KOs) will finally risk his Australian light welterweight title against undefeated second generation fighter Hamdan (5-0, 1 KO).
The Jeff Fenech-trained Hamdan, son of former two-time world title challenger Nader, will step up to 10-round level for the first time, following a 13-month absence due to injury. Hamdan’s last appearance was a Fight of the Year contender with mixed martial arts convert Trent Girdham in Newcastle. Frost, a former Australian Army Private, looks to silence another prospect in the fifth national title fight of his credible seven-year career.
4. Can’t-miss super featherweight crossroads fight
Muay Thai convert and knockout artist Rocky Ogden (5-0, 4 KOs) is probably the best-kept secret in Queensland boxing. Having secured two national titles in as many divisions, the hard-hitting Ogden plans on grabbing headlines in his TV debut against former Australian bantamweight champion Mark Schleibs (12-1, 8 KOs).
Schleibs, 29, has only one professional defeat, where he was bravely outgunned at a higher weight by human highlight reel Brock Jarvis in Canberra. The 23-year-old Ogden is coming off a career-best win over former national title challenger Manuer Matet.
5. Queensland heavyweight pair take next step
Hasely Hepi and Troy Pilcher have talked about a potential fight for most of this year.
And when the location of Tim Tszyu’s high-profile world title defence was confirmed, Hepi (6-1, 6 KOs) and Pilcher (5-0-1, 5 KOs) were among the first names secured, signing for a mouth-watering Queensland state heavyweight title fight.
With Hepi and Pilcher boasting a combined 11 wins, all by knockout, it’s unlikely the judges will be needed for this local derby, slated for eight rounds.
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Fight Card and How To Watch Tszyu vs Ocampo
The Tszyu vs Ocampo undercard includes the following fights: Sam Goodman vs Ra’eese Aleem, Justin Frost vs Hassan Hamdan, Rocky Ogden vs March Schleibs, Liam Talivaa vs Isaac Liki, Vegas Larfield vs Jhunrille Castino, and Troy Pilcher vs Hasely Hepi.
See how the fighters match up with all stats and facts here.
If you can’t make the fight this Sunday June 18th, be sure to tune in. The broadcast starts 10:00am on Fox Sports 505 for the preliminary fights. Then Pay-per-view starts from, 12:00pm only on Main Event, available through Foxtel or Kayo Sports. Remember, one-off purchase is available through Kayo, you do not need to be a Kayo subscriber to purchase.