Tszyu Blasts Through Ocampo; Goodman Roars Back To Beat Aleem!

Tim Tszyu vs Carlos Ocampo Card Recap

Tim Tszyu and Sam Goodman win their fights
Tim Tszyu (L), Sam Goodman

Tim Tszyu Flatlines Carlos Ocampo; Sam Goodman Wins Eliminator Over Aleem


At the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, Australia, WBO Interim junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu’s (23-0, 16 KOs) scored a sensational knockout over former world title challenger Carlos Ocampo (35-3, 23 KOs). If you went to grab a beer, you might have missed this one-round destruction from Tszyu.

Tszyu is usually a slow starter. But Against Ocampo, he went straight to work. Sensing that he could hurt his opponent early and often, Tszyu let his right-hand fly early and often. After buckling Ocampo with the right hand, the Interim champion smelled blood and put him on the canvas. Soon after the knockdown, he finished off his opponent by putting him flat on his back with a left hook.

Following the win, the WBO Interim champion again called for a fight with reigning undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.

SAM GOODMAN RALLIES TO DEFEAT RA’EESE ALEEM IN WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR

On the undercard of Tim Tszyu – Carlos Ocampo at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, Australia, local Aussie Sam Goodman (15-1, 7 KOs) used a strong finish to pull off a split decision victory (116-112 Aleem, 116-112 and 117-111 Goodman) over previously unbeaten Ra’eese Aleem (20-1, 12 KOs) in an IBF junior featherweight world title eliminator.

In the early rounds, Aleem used aggression, volume punching, and consistent bodywork to take the fight to Goodman. It seemed that Goodman was having issues coping with the pressure.

But the tenor of the fight changed in the middle rounds. Goodman started taking the fight to Aleem. The jab and the left hook of Goodman were particularly effective. Noticing that Aleem is not as effective in fighting on the back foot, Goodman grew in confidence. The Aussie continued to land with left hooks to the head of Aleem in the championship rounds. With the victory, Goodman will be named the IBF mandatory challenger and moves in position for a fight with unified junior featherweight champion Marlon Tapalas.

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