Unbeaten welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and top-rated contender Carlos Ocampo spoke to media at the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters Thursday as Spence nears his homecoming title defense against his unbeaten challenger this Saturday, June 16 live on SHOWTIME from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features super bantamweight world champion Daniel Roman defending his belt against unbeaten Moises "Chucky'' Flores and former world champion Javier Fortuna clashing with Adrian Granados in a 10-round 140-pound special attraction, all of whom were in attendance at Thursday's final press conference.
STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President Sports & Events Programming, Showtime Network Inc.
"Errol Spence Jr. is a consensus top five pound-for-pound fighter. He's knocked out 10 straight fighters and it was 2014 when an opponent last went the distance. Errol is in many ways our Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys quarterback), he's a young star, a fan favorite and we expect him to be one of the faces of the sport for years to come.
"If you know of the tradition of Mexican fighters in this sport, then you know that Carlos Ocampo cannot be overlooked. He's coming to win and that makes him very dangerous and should create an exciting fight. Both of the opening bouts leading up to the main event on SHOWTIME are significant bouts with fighters that bring all action styles to the ring."