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Tim Tszyu's Commanding Performance Against Ocampo

Last updated: 27 Jun 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 27 Jun 2023
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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Tim Tszyu (right) punches Carlos Ocampo during the WBO Iterim Super-Welterwight title bout at Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre on June 18, 2023 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Australian boxing prodigy Tim Tszyu delivered a striking performance in his world title defence against Carlos Ocampo.

In a rapid encounter lasting only 72 seconds, Tszyu floored Ocampo with a powerful onslaught. He landed 14 blows out of his first 36 attempts, with 13 striking Ocampo's head and one hitting his body devastatingly. In stark contrast, Ocampo failed to connect with any of his 17 attempts​1​.

Following his victory, Tszyu said, "I knew he was a warrior and could take the shots, but I didn't expect it to happen this early." He also reflected on his performance, saying, "His legs were all buckled, so I got a bit excited and started throwing haymakers because all I wanted was a mad highlight reel, just like a one-punch stoppage"​.

Tszyu's Unwavering Determination Despite Personal Challenges

Tszyu demonstrated his unwavering determination by taking the fight against Ocampo despite suffering from a dog bite that required 26 stitches and surgery. This incident occurred just 23 days before the match. Despite this, Tszyu shrugged off the injury to reinforce his credentials on home turf. After knocking Ocampo down with a right jab, Tszyu finished him off with a barrage of shots, leaving Ocampo sprawling on the canvas​.

Tszyu, the Sydney-born son of multiple light-welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu, is now looking to unify the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF super-welterweight belts in a mega bout against Jermell Charlo before a September 30 deadline in Las Vegas​1​. His victory over Ocampo extended his undefeated record to 23 wins from 23 fights, with 17 of these victories being knockouts​.

Sam Goodman's Successful Title Eliminator

On the undercard of the Tszyu-Ocampo bout, Sam Goodman proved that he is ready for a junior featherweight world title shot. The 24-year-old Australian overcame previously unbeaten American Ra'eese Aleem in their 12-round IBF elimination match. Goodman withstood Aleem's body attack, made the awkward Aleem miss with many of his head shots, fought more aggressively than usual, and landed enough jabs, left hooks, and right hands to win a split decision​.

This victory moved Goodman closer to a shot at the newly crowned IBF junior featherweight champion Marlon Tapales. Goodman entered their fight ranked fourth by the IBF, one spot above Aleem, who also is ranked second by the WBO and seventh by the WBA​.

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