We have a Welterweight(147lbs) showdown between Welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.  who will defend his IBF world title against mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo, June 16th at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

Errol "The Truth" Spence

Born: 1990-01-13 / age 28

Nationality: USA

Division: Welterweight

Stance: Southpaw

Height: 5′ 9½″   / 177cm

Reach: 72″   / 183cm

In May, he traveled to Kell Brook’s hometown of Sheffield, England, and knocked him out in the 11th round to win the 147-pound world title. Then he made his first title defense Jan. 20th in Brooklyn, New York, stopping former titlist Lamont Peterson seventh-round TKO in a brilliant technical display of domination with Barry Hunter Lamont Peterson’s trainer throwing in the towel, ending the fight.

Errol Spence is a very economical. What makes him dangerous, is just how fundamentally sound his Techniques are, and how crisp and powerful he lets off his punches. Spence has murderous body punches and can mix body to head – head to body combos with ease. He is also good at relegating distance and can handle himself on the inside if need be. Errol Spence have underrated power. From the southpaw position, His short right hook as well as his left straight can deliver serious blows.

Overall, Errol Spence Jr. dominated his previous opponents and have lots of potential to become the best in the Welterweight division.  

Carlos "Chemo" Ocampo

Born: November 9, 1995 (age 22)

Nationality: Mexico

Division: Welterweight

Stance: Orthodox


This will be Carlos Ocampo’s first professional fight in the United States. All previous 22 fights had been fought in Mexico. Coming into the ring where there will be more support for Errol Spence Jr. may count against Ocampo coming into this fight.  This is Ocampo’s chance to prove himself as a legitimate Welterweight if he defeats Errol Spence Jr.

His last fight was in November, where he had a stoppage victory against Dario Fermon.  Back in July 2017, the IBF ordered Carlos Ocampo to fight Konstantin Ponomarev which was a title eliminator. The winner was to be the mandatory challenger to face IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. for his IBF belt. The fight was later called off as Ponomarev pulled out of the fight. IBF then allowed Ocampo to face Errol Spence Jr. for the IBF Welterweight title next.

Coming into this fight against Errol Spence Jr, Ocampo will need to use his footwork and stay on the outside. Mid range is where Errol Spence is dangerous, so Ocampo needs to utilize his jab and keep Errol Spence at bay. If he fights long-distance for most of the fight, he can control the fight and have a better chance to win.

My Prediction

I don’t see Carlos Ocampo defeating Errol Spence. I believe that Errol Spence is more talented and skilled than Carlos Ocampo.

I have Errol Spence Jr. dominating Carlos Ocampo via 5th round TKO.      



Author: Allan Blackett
Instagram: @allan_blackett

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