Errol Spence Jr. Knocks Out Carlos Ocampo In First Round To Retain The IBF Welterweight Title

It only took three minutes for Errol Spence Jr. to get his mandatory challenger out of the way and gave his hometown fans another highlight reel knockout.

Spence knocked out Carlos Ocampo at the end of the first round of their Showtime Championship Boxing main event in Spence's hometown of Dallas, Texas to retain his IBF welterweight title. Below is the fight as covered in Fightful's live coverage of the fight. 

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Round 1: Spence starts with a few right jabs upstairs. Ocampo leads in with a right hand and then a couple of left jabs. Ocampo throws a combination of punches to Spence's body. Spence answers back with a combination of his own. Spence lands a quick right jab followed by a left hook. Both men clinch and each fighter lands a couple of body punches. Spence throws a hard left body shot followed by a right body uppercut and Ocampo goes down and is out, wincing in pain. Spence retains the title.

Official result: Errol Spence Jr. defeated Carlos Ocampo by KO, round 1, 3:00 to retain the IBF welterweight title

Nicknamed "The Truth," Spence worked the body and got another signature knockout, confirming the status of heavy favorite given to him by everyone in the boxing community. Ocampo, who came into the fight undefeated, had never faced competition even near the caliber of Spence, but did show heart throughout the round before getting knocked out. 

With three knockout wins in all three of his world title fights, "The Truth" established himself as one of the true killers of the welterweight division. Spence also owns knockout wins over former world champions Kell Brook and Lamont Peterson.

With the mandatory challenge done, Spence is now looking for unification bouts. Spence's first target is the winner of the Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter fight for the vacant WBC title that will take place later this year. The IBF champion wants to fight again in 2018 as far as he knows, he doesn't think a unification bout against the WBC champion will take place in 2018. Spence has also mentioned unifying titles against Terence Crawford, who the WBO welterweight title on June 9, but did say he would do that fight after unifying against the other world champions at 147 lbs. 

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