Spence-Ocampo Live Round-by-Round Results
Undefeated IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 KOs) looks for his second defense of the title as he faces undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo (22-0, 13 KOs).
Spence won the IBF Title back in May 2017 with an 11th-round knockout win over Kell Brook in Brook’s home country of England. Spence retained the title back in January against Lamont Peterson, winning via TKO after Peterson’s corner stopped the bout. Only three of Spence’s bouts have gone the distance.
Spence is on a mission to unify the 147-pound division, and with a successful title defense, he may aim for title unification bouts with WBA champion Keith Thurman and the winner of the future WBC title fight between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.
As for Ocampo, tonight marks his first bout in the United States, spending all of his career thus far competing in Mexico. Tonight will present his first true test as a fighter, and it is his first shot at a major world boxing championship.
IBF Welterweight Championship: (c) Errol Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 KOs) def. Carlos Ocampo (22-0, 13 KOs)
Round 1: The two circle around the ring, a lot of feeling each other out. Left jab by Spence lands. Ocampo lands a few good body punches, but Spence does answer back. Spence lands a few more shots, though one lands as a near low blow. At the closing seconds of the round, Spence manages to land a quick, hard body blow, sending Ocampo crashing to the canvas, and he is unable to answer the referee’s count.
Errol Spence Jr. retains via KO (Rd. 1, 3:00)