At Dallas (Showtime):
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo, 12 rounds, for Spence’s IBF welterweight title
By Allan Fox: IBF World welterweight champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 KOs) will be defending his title against his mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo (22-0, 13 KOs) on June in Dallas, Texas.
Boxrec has the Spence-Ocampo scheduled now, and it’s looking good for Showtime Boxing on June 6. This is a fight that Spence can’t put off, because the International Boxing Federation has ordered it.
This fight has knockout written all over it for Spence. Showtime will likely bring in poor ratings for the Spence-Ocampo fight, but you never know.
Perhaps some boxing fans will tune in just to see Spence smash an over-matched Ocampo on June 6th. The IBF obviously needs to do a better job of ranking fighters, so they can filter out guys with unbeaten records built on fluff opposition. The IBF could have ranked Jessie Vargas, Bradley Skeete, Devon Alexander or Yordenis Ugas at No.1, and it would arguably be an upgrade for Spence over Ocampo. I guess next time around one of those fighters will get a shot against Spence as the IBF’s next #1 mandatory.