Errol Spence's homecoming fight in Dallas proved to be a success on all fronts.
The Dallas native, who also holds the IBF welterweight title, made his latest title defense against mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on June 16 at the Ford Center at The Star, the practice facility of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. The fight, which drew an attendance of more than 12,000, headlined the June 16 Showtime Championship Boxing telecast and viewership numbers were solid for the IBF champion's second title defense.
According to Showbuzz Daily, here are the viewership numbers for the entire telecast, which featured two world title fights and three total fights:
- 9:17 PM ET: 396,000 viewers
- 9:39 PM ET: 368,000 viewers
- 9:52 PM ET: 478,000 viewers
- 10:42 PM ET: 551,000 viewers
- 11:04 PM ET: 683,000 viewers
- 11:12 PM ET: 422,000 viewers
Spence knocked out Ocampo at the end of the first round with a body shot, recording his third knockout in a world title fight.
The co-main event bout of the June 16 telecast saw Danny Roman retain his WBA super bantamweight title with a unanimous decision win over Moises Flores. Roman dominated the fight, which saw both men throw more than 2,000 total punches, as he effortlessly landed punches to Flores' body.
The opening bout of the broadcast, Adrian Granados vs. Javier Fortuna in a 140-pound bout, ended in bizarre fashion, however. In the fourth round, Fortuna was injured after being accidentally pushed off the ropes by Granados. Fortuna was taken out in a stretcher and put in a neck brace and the fight was then ruled a no decision.