Serhii Bohachuk is ready for the fight of a lifetime, his pay-per-view undercard bout on March 30 against Sebastian Fundora with the WBC junior welterweight title on the line. 

The bout will be featured on the Keith Thurman versus Tim Tszyu pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bohachuk has won five straight fights after a lone career defeat and now vies for his ultimate goal in the sport. The 28-year-old Ukrainian, who trains with Manny Robles, knows his opponent very well because they actually used to spar with each other when he trained with Abel Sanchez at The Summit in Big Bear Lake, California. 

“He is a good fighter,” said Bohachuk. “He is tall, good condition. I do know Fundora, because a couple years [ago] I [did a] lot of sparring with him.”

Bohachuk was quick to point out that Fundora, the 6ft 6ins junior middleweight southpaw, is not the same guy that he used to spar years ago. Bohachuk knows that Fundora, who is nicknamed ‘The Towering Inferno’, has gotten better. 

“He has [changed], he is better, and stronger,” Bohachuk admitted.

Bohachuk has a record of 23-1, 23 knockouts and his promoter, Tom Loeffler, explained how Bohachuk has stopped so many opponents, despite not displaying the typical one-punch power. 

“Sometimes the fight are too exciting,” joked Loeffler. “Like Kevin Kelly made it too exciting, it was always a war with Kevin and Bohachuk is a non-stop fighter. He doesn’t have the one punch knockout power [like] Triple G [Gennadiy Golovkin] has, but all of his wins are by knockout. He is just non-stop, he sets a pace, very heavy-handed, and wears his guys down.”

The 26-year-old Fundora has a record of 20-1, 13 KOs. The whispers around the fight are becoming loud. Fundora is coming off his first loss to Brian Mendoza when Fundora was stopped in the seventh round.. He has not fought since that defeat last April. 

This has been circled as a potential Fight of the Year candidate. Both fighters are offensively gifted and at times neglect their defense. That tends to be the formula for a great action fight at world class. Now add in a world title and that only sweetens the pot. 

“I am feeling great,” Bohachuk concluded. “[This is] a big fight for me. I needed this fight, I need this title.”