Last Updated on 13 May 2021 3:32 pm (UK Time)
Unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. made light work of Carlos Ocampo to retain IBF welterweight title in Texas.
Errol Spence Jr took his record to (25-0, 21 KOs) after seeing off his opponent with a first round KO, Carlos Ocampo (22-1, 13 KO) came in to the fight with an unbeaten record and faced his first opponent outside of Mexico.
Southpaw Spence Jr came in as huge favourite against the little-known Mexican, after some body work from Ocampo, the American returned fire some body shots of his own. However, Ocampo was unable to withstand Spence Jr’s power and down he went. He was unable to beat the count and the win was awarded to the Dallas native in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,000 at the Ford Center facility in Texas.
The American who maintained his unbeaten record, collecting his 11th consecutive stoppage since 2014. He will now be hoping to face the winner of the vacant WBC welterweight championship decider in August between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.
In the last four years, Spence Jr has not been taken the distance and is certainly one to watch out for. His latest two victories before tonight came at the hands of Kell Brook in England and the stoppage of Lamont Peterson in January.
Spence Jr was a little disappointed that Ocampo was unable to continue for longer in the fight and felt that the fans didn’t get value for money.
Speaking after the fight, Spence Jr said: “I was a little disappointed, I wanted to give the crowd their money’s worth.
“I wanted him to sustain a bit and give him some punishment, but the body shot got him and I dropped him.
“It was a great victory. It was really short, so it is hard to describe. I took my time, I tried to use my jab. He was a little bit awkward, but I caught him and was able to actually hurt him.
“I don’t get paid for overtime. If I can get him out in the first, great, but I wanted to carry it, go to the fourth or fifth round for the fans.”
Ocampo said: “I got overconfident at the end of the round and he caught me.”