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Who won Spence Jr vs Ocampo?
Errol Spence Jr beat Carlos Ocampo by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 16th June 2018 at The Ford Center at The Star, Dallas in Texas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the IBF welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Adrian Granados beat Javier Fortuna and Daniel Roman defeated Moises Flores for the WBA World Super Bantamweight belt.
Spence Jr vs Ocampo stats
Back in June 2018, Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Ocampo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had a large advantage in power over Ocampo, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Ocampo's 59%.
Errol Spence Jr was the older man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Ocampo had 1-inch reach advantage.
Errol Spence Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Carlos Ocampo was an orthodox fighter.
Spence Jr's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Ocampo's, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 months later than Ocampo, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 42 less professional rounds, 151 to Ocampo's 193.
Carlos Ocampo was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Spence Jr vs Ocampo form
Errol Spence Jr had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Lamont Peterson on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kell Brook on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Leonard Bundu on 21st August 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, United States.
Before that, he had won against Chris Algieri on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Alejandro Barrera on 28th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Bomb Factory, Dallas.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs Ocampo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Dallas, Texas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Spence Jr vs Ocampo?
Spence Jr vs Ocampo was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Spence Jr vs Ocampo?
Errol Spence Jr was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Carlos Ocampo made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.