News | Jun 17 2018

Errol Spence calls out Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter after first-round victory

Carlos Ocampo is knocked out in the opening session by IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence
Errol Spence
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UNDEFEATED IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence Jnr successfully defended his belt for a second time, requiring just three minutes to dispatch the previously unbeaten Carlos Ocampo.

Fighting in his home state of Texas at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, the 28-year-old champion had been expected to sweep aside his largely untested Mexican opponent, and that is exactly what came to pass in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,604.

Ocampo did, however, acquit himself well for the first two minutes and fifty-seven seconds of the bout. After a cagey opening sequence of jabbing from the fighters, the 22-year-old challenger landed the first significant punch of the contest – a left hook to the midsection. Spence quickly replied with the same shot, before the pair entered into a brief exchange of hooks.