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Spence: A Little Disappointed, Wanted it To Go Until 4th or 5th

One of the most highly regarded fighters in the sport, Errol Spence, made quick work of Carlos Ocampo, knocking out the Mexican challenger in the first round Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight title.

Spence, a former United States Olympian, improved to 24-0 in easily recording his 21st career knockout over the previously unbeaten Ocampo who was fighting outside of his native Mexico for the first time.

The fight ended when Spence hit Ocampo with a right hand to the body that sent the challenger to the canvas in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,000 at the Ford Center facility in Texas.

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"I was a little disappointed," said Spence. "I wanted to give the crowd their money's worth. I wanted him to sustain a bit and give him some punishment, but the body shot got him and I dropped him.

"It was a great victory.It was really short, so it is hard to describe. I took my time. I tried to use my jab. He was a little bit awkward, but I caught him and was able to actually hurt him," Spence said.

"I don't get paid for overtime. If I can get him out in the first, great, but I wanted to carry it, go to the fourth or fifth round for the fans."

Spence has not been taken the distance in four years, winning 11 stoppages in a row, including last year's knockout of Kell Brook before his home fans in England and January's stoppage of American Lamont Peterson in his first defense of the crown.

Spence now hopes to fight the winner of the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight championship decider in August between Americans Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.

Ocampo, who stopped countryman Dario Ferman in November in his most recent start, was completely overmatched in his first world title bout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 06-17-2018

Like this kid, but he has 1 big win in whole career. he has to fight better opposition, a t 147, 154 or 160, I don`t care

Comment by Jimmy gold on 06-17-2018

Erroid and Carlos are good actors on some wwe type **** rotfl 😂

Comment by True That on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=TJ highway;18868393]No it's not his fault! Spence was a 10 to 1 favorite. I thought if Ocampo could make past five rounds it would be a moral victory for him. The announcers only showed it once and only mentioned once…

Comment by Evil_Meat on 06-17-2018

If Spence wanted the fight to go on longer he shouldn't of landed a brutal low blow, followed by a shove and then his best left right combo to the body. If you want to carry a guy for some…

Comment by Liondw on 06-17-2018

How the IBF made Ocampo the mandatory is beyond me. They shouldn't just look at a record and say yes, unbeaten record, has to be good. They have to look at who has this boxer actually beaten.

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