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Spence: I Want Garcia vs. Porter Winner Whenever it's Available!

Errol Spence Jr. defended his IBF Welterweight World Championship with a first-round knockout of previously undefeated mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in a homecoming fight Saturday on Showtime at Ford Center at The Star.
 
A sellout crowd of more than 12,600 fans packed Ford Center at The Star in Frisco to witness Spence's first homecoming defense as champion and his first fight in Dallas since 2015. The consensus top-5 pound-for-pound fighter did not disappoint, pounding the body from the opening bell with his trademark body attack and superb ring generalship.
 
Spence, who was making his second defense as a 147-pound champion, floored Ocampo with a brutal 1-2 body shot combo, the second punch landing flush on the challenger's side and instantly flooring him as the opening round concluded. Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) crippled over in pain while on the canvas, was unable to beat the count and remained on the floor for more than two minutes while Spence celebrated his victory.

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It was the ninth time Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) has floored an opponent with a body shot in his 24 professional fights.

After the fight, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined Spence in the ring to congratulate him on the victory.
 
"This moment is a dream," Spence said. "I wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys and now I'm fighting in front of the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones. Thank you to the whole Dallas Cowboys organization. We'll definitely be back after I unify some titles. We'll make this an annual thing where I fight here."

After the fight, reporter Jim Gray, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame last Sunday, asked Spence what he would like to do next.
 
"I want to fight the best," Spence promised.

"Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter are fighting each other (for the WBC title) and I definitely want to make that a unifying fight. We both have the same management, we both fight on Showtime. Why not make that happen? I definitely want that fight whenever it's available."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by factsarenice on 06-18-2018

Ocampo was the IBF mandatory and his loss to Spence was because of over confidence. He said it himself so it must be true...sarcasm. The WBC requires Vada testing and Spence has so far refused random testing and for that…

Comment by BoZz on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18868955]Bob Arum says he will not make that fight until it can sell 500k PPV buys.[/QUOTE] But that old fart would be ready to make porter/garcia vs spence ???? It's not about selling 500k it's about protecting spence

Comment by BoZz on 06-18-2018

Ducking crawford big time :lol1:

Comment by BLASTER1 on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=Drama Show;18868828]what about crawford?[/QUOTE] Im sure he would take Crawford in a heart beat but you for one should know that Spences only real option is the Garcia/Porter winner.

Comment by Dr.Cool on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=BDG;18870421]I agree about Lara being the man at 154 but it still made sense for Hurd to fight him first. Just like it's smart for Spence to unify with the Porter/Garcia winner to give himself a bigger piece of the…

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