Undefeated IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence Jr only needed three minutes to defend his belt for the second time against the previously unbeaten Carlos Ocampo.
As expected, the 28-year-old boxing champ swept aside his highly unproven Mexican opponent during the bout in his home state of Texas at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. A huge sold-out crowd of 12,604 people was left in awe and cheers.
First Round Win
During the fight’s first two minutes and fifty seconds, Ocampo liberated himself well where he landed his first significant punch on his combatant. The 22-year-old challenger had the chance to do so after a cagey opening sequence of jabbing from the both of them.
However, Spence was able to return the same shot at the drop of a hat before the bouting pair exchanged hooks for a short time.
With the first round nearly coming to an end, Spence linked with a shooting punch to the head, followed by a left-hand strike. After such, he landed a sweet left hook on Ocampo’s solar plexus before finding a mark from the Desoto southpaw. He trailed these hits with a curving rib follow up that ended the game at precisely the end of the round.
With just three seconds left in the opener, Ocampo fell to his knees, curling himself down before his forehead touched the mat and his body surrendered in defeat.
Unfortunately for the Ensenada man, he wasn’t able to recover shortly before the referee finished counting. The official time KO is an unbelievable 3-00.
After the fight, Spence challenged whoever will win the Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter bout set on the 25th of August to fill the vacant WBC welter crown, which currently sidelined Keith Turman previously held.
Also, Spence is considering a fight against Terence Crawford, who recently took the WBO 147lb strap from Jeff Horn.