Errol Spence Jr. was dominant again on Saturday night (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, inside of the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Tex., undefeated IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. retained his title with a viscous and dominating 1st round knockout over mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo. Spence (24-0, 21 KO’s) was heavily favored heading into the match for good reason vs. Ocampo (22-1, 13 KO’s), who he had little trouble dealing with.
Towards the end of the first round, Spence pinned Ocampo against the ropes and unloaded a series of punches, the last being a body shot that sent his overmatched foe to the ground for the count. And, just like that, Spence again delivered a star-turning performance.
The talk now turns to a possible showdown with WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who defeated former champion Jeff Horn last week via 9th round TKO. Or perhaps the winner of the upcoming Shawn Porter vs. Danny Garcia duel for the WBC welterweight title, whom Spence has expressed interest in facing.
The rest of 2018 should be interesting. Check below for a closer look of last night’s action.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com