In front of a sellout announced at 12,604, at the Ford Center at The Star, IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence, Jr. (23-0, 20 KO's), caught Carlos Ocampo (22-0, 13 KO's) from Mexico with a vicious body punch in the very first round and it was all over.
The sellout crowd of 12,604 in attendance at the Ford Center at the Star went wild when Ocampo went down. If anyone who may have blinked at the last five seconds of the first round, probably missed the punch.
Ocampo, the mandatory for this fight, was holding his ground but probably should have been a bit more cautious, but got got a little careless too early in the fight.
After the fight, Ocampo said "l got a lot of experience out of fighting Errol. I got over confident at the end of the round and he caught me."
Spence did what he was supposed to do, but he didn't expect for it to end so early. Spence said "“I was a little disappointed. 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."
“I knew if I hit him again he would probably drop. That was my game plan. I’m the body snatcher. If he reacts weirdly I just keep going to the body and I keep breaking him down. We’ll definitely be back after I unify some titles. We’ll make this an annual thing where I fight here."
“This moment is a dream. 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."
“I want to fight the best. 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.”
“This room was full of Dallas Cowboys football players supporting you. They share your passion. I saw a guy in this ring who knew what he wanted. When you knock a guy out by hitting him once on the side of his back, you’re bad to the bone.
“I love his awareness. He had a plan from the beginning. He is exceptionally gifted. He has family that is behind him and our family, the Cowboys, want to be behind him as well. He can fight again tonight if someone wants to step up and fight him.”