Spence-Ocampo: Official Weights for Showtime's Tripleheader

By Keith Idec

Errol Spence Jr. and Carlos Ocampo have comparable records and came in Friday at almost the same weight.

The similarities among them essentially end there.

The 28-year-old Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) is arguably boxing’s best welterweight and undoubtedly one of the top 10 boxers, pound-for-pound, in the sport. The 22-year-old Ocampo (22-0, 13 KOs) is an anonymous mandatory challenger, considered such an underdog that multiple Internet sports books list Spence as an unusually high 100-1 favorite over him entering their 12-round, 147-pound title fight Saturday night in Frisco, Texas.

spence-ocampo (6)_1

Both boxers made weight Friday afternoon in the blazing Texas heat outside the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility, where they’re scheduled to fight for Spence’s title.

The 5-feet-9½ Spence stepped on the Texas commission’s scale at 146¾ pounds for the second defense of a title he won in May 2017 by knocking out Kell Brook in the 11th round in Sheffield, England. The 5-feet-10 Ocampo came in at 146½ pounds.

Showtime will televise the Spence-Ocampo match as the main event of a tripleheader from Ford Center at The Star.

Three of the other four fighters scheduled to compete in bouts broadcast by Showtime also made weight Friday afternoon at the Tostitos Championship Plaza.

Los Angeles’ Danny Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs), the WBA super bantamweight champion, came in at 121¾ pounds for what was supposed to be his second title defense against Moises Flores. Mexico’s Flores (25-0, 17 KOs, 2 NC), the WBA’s interim champion and Roman’s mandatory challenger, officially weighed 123 pounds, one pound too many to fight for Roman's title.

Flores first weighed 123½ pounds, 1½ pounds over the super bantamweight limit of 122. Flores was given two hours by the Texas commission to come back and make weight, but couldn’t lose that final pound.

Roman and Flores still are expected to fight Saturday night, but Roman can’t lose his title, according to the WBA’s rules.

Before Flores and Roman got on the scale, former 130-pound champion Javier Fortuna (33-2-1, 23 KOs), a Dominican southpaw from Braintree, Massachusetts, officially weighed 139¾ pounds for his 10-round, 140-pound fight against Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs). Granados, of Cicero, Illinois, got on the scale first at the same weight, 139¾ pounds.

The Fortuna-Granados fight will open Showtime’s three-bout broadcast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HarvardBlue on 06-15-2018

So Spence and the Charlos are on steroids because they knock people out but Golovkin just have God given power? Sounds about right.

Comment by Southpawology on 06-15-2018

Absolutely Pointless fight who tf is ocampo

Comment by CLUE on 06-15-2018

[QUOTE=jahaua;18864535]Its coming from 2016 back when the WBC ordered Spence to face Tim Bradley for the belt. The WBC required all boxers who fought for their title to participate in VADA, so Spence called Al Haymon assistant Brad and asked…

Comment by Curtis2 on 06-15-2018

keep eating your fruity pebbles cereal & do your homework!

Comment by Jimmy gold on 06-15-2018

Y’all remember dudes were claiming manny paquiao was on the juice cause he jumped multiple weight classes but if u look closely he’s frail as **** lol on the other hand errol straight up look like he’s juiced to the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Wilder: 12/1 Winner is The Best - Joshua Can't Beat Me, Fury, Ortiz! Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off Caleb Truax Very Motivated For Peter Quillin Crossroads Bout Michael Dutchover Aims To Clinch a Big Birthday Win Wilder: If Fury Can't Be Beat, Why The F*** Did He Hire Roach? Photos: Jaron Ennis, Raymond Serrano - Ready For ShoBox Clash Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Size Up at Presser Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Face To Face, Final Presser Vikas Krishan, Top Rank Promotional Pact Made Official Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Face To Face at Final Presser Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized Photos: Kavaliauskas vs. Roberto Arriaza - Set For Eliminator Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Ready For War Photos: Luis Ortiz Putting in Work For Travis Kauffman Fight Photos: Jarrett Hurd Grinding Hard For Jason Welborn Bout Euro News: Tyron Zeuge, Mikhalkin vs. Boesel, More Hooker: An Old Midget Hurt Saucedo; Being Tough Won't Be Enough Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury To Be Carried in Movie Theaters Joe Joyce Welcomes Ordered Clash With Hughie Fury Fury: At Some Point, I'll Have To Stand and Fight With Wilder Photos: Roman Gonzalez Putting in Work For Guevara Clash Fury: Joyce Sparring Had Nothing To Do With Training Camp Move Canelo vs. Rocky Fielding - Undercard Details Revealed Michael Conlan vs. Jason Cunningham on Warrington-Frampton Anthony Yarde is Pumped To Land Spot on Wilder-Fury Card Daniel Dubois, Bradley Skeete, Bowen Back on December 15 Wilder Co-Trainer: Fury Like Rubik's Cube, But He Can Be Solved Haye: Usyk Can't Get Hit Like That By Joshua; He Has Work To Do Porter: Errol Spence is Getting More Yards - And I Don't Like It! Photos: Hooker, Saucedo - Go To War in Sparring in 2012 Tyson Fury on The Therapeutic Value of Training Warrington: Something Tells Me Frampton is Not The Same Guy Horn Realizes That He Must Be Dominate Mundine To Impress Mikey Garcia Ready: I Have Everything To Beat Errol Spence! Hearn: Jarrell Miller vs. Whyte or Chisora Possible in Early 2019 Felix Verdejo's Next Bout Eyed For United States in Early 2019 The Other Half of Junior Welterweight Fury: If I Fought Wilder In Manchester, We'd Sell 75,000 Tickets Photos: Claressa Shields, Nico Hernandez - Open Workouts

Latest Active Forum Threads