Carlos Ocampo Stops Dario Ferman, Ponomarev Eliminator Next?

By Rafael Soto

Welterweight contender Carlos Ocampo stayed busy with a seventh round stoppage of late-replacement Dario Ferman  (18-4, 11 KOs) at the Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Ocampo (22-0, 13 knockouts) was originally penciled to face Konstantin Ponomarev in an IBF title elimination bout. Ocampo and Ponomarev are ranked number three and four by the IBF, respectively. Ocampo is also ranked number 11 by the WBO.

Ponomarev's co-promoter had stated that they wanted to have trainer Abel Sanchez in the boxer's corner, but he was already working a different fight involving Alex Saucedo on a Top Rank card in Fresno, California and they also felt Ocampo had too much of a home-field advantage. The fight was originally booked for a date in late October in the United States.


In his last bout on Jan. 14, Ocampo, who resides in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, won a one-sided 10 round decision over Daniel Echeverria.

Ferman won his first 13 bouts as a row, but has lost three of his last four, two of them by knockout. In his last bout on Sept. 8, Ferman lost a six round unanimous decision to Julian Rodriguez. The 33-year-old Ferman, who resides in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, made his pro debut at the age of 29 in May of 2013.

Ocampo dominated from start to finish with a greater attack and showed a lot more power than Ferman, who went down to the canvas in the second and fourth rounds.

The way it stands right now, Ocampo is still slated to face Ponomarev (32-0, 13 KO's) in their final welterweight eliminator for a world title shot, but the date and the location has not  been determined.

The current world champion under the IBF is Errol Spence  (22-0-0, 19 KOs), who captured the title in July with a stoppage victory over Kell Brook. Spence is now scheduled to make the first defense of that title on January 20th against former world champion Lamont Peterson.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 11-12-2017

Pomegranate doesnt want none of that life.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-12-2017

[QUOTE=GriffTannen;18203614]lol again with the ibf eliminator? dude has ducked 3 times now. just drop him[/QUOTE] Seriously. How many times is he going to get to turn down opportunities before they finally drop him lower in the rankings?

Comment by richardt on 11-12-2017

Obviously Ponomarev has zero confidence at the higher levels the way he sabotages all these opportunities that he has been offered.

Comment by BufordTannen on 11-12-2017

lol again with the ibf eliminator? dude has ducked 3 times now. just drop him

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won

Latest Active Forum Threads