Errol Spence Jr. vs Carlos Ocampo: Everything You Need to Know
In less than a month, one of the most highly anticipated boxing fights of 2018 is set to take place in the Lone Star State of Texas. On June 16, undefeated IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is set to square off against Carlos Ocampo at the Ford Center at the Star, located in Frisco, TX. The fight is set to be broadcast live on television by Showtime.
Spence Jr., who is coming off his first title defense back in January, hails from nearby DeSoto, TX and will surely be running high in confidence with the fight in his hometown. Nicknamed “The Truth,” Spence has been one of the most exciting boxers in the sport as of late. Given the fact that he’s knocked out 22 out of the 28 opponents he’s faced, it’s easy to see why he’s considered one of boxing’s top stars.
The Texas native’s opponent is hardly a slouch himself – Ocampo has already notched 22 wins to his name, which is impressive given the fact that he is only 22 years old. Ocampo, who hails from Mexico, is undefeated just like Spence but has yet to fight any real high-caliber competiters. The upcoming fight on June 16 represents both a gigantic step up and a golden opportunity for Ocampo to make a name for himself on the national stage.
Tickets to Spence vs. Ocampo
Tickets for the event, which is being promoted by TGB Promotions and Man Down Promotions, went on sale on the morning of May 4 through SeatGeek. According to boxingscene.com more than 12,000 out of the 15,000 tickets available have been sold, so if you’re interested in attending the event in person, we’d suggest purchasing tickets as soon as possible.
SeatGeek has all your ticketing needs covered with plenty of options available for the fight. Prices currently range from $35 and up. Browse select options above, or click here for a full listing of tickets and a seating chart.
Predictions for Errol Spence Jr. vs Carlos Ocampo
Since we are still a few weeks away from the fight, bookmakers have not posted a line for the fight just yet, but they are likely to make Spence a significant favorite given his status as champion and his propensity for knocking out other fighters.
With that being said, it seems as though Ocampo will be ready to rise to the challenge if his recent press conferences are to be believed. The 22-year-old has mentioned that he doesn’t care about what the critics have to say or what the odds might be – he’s confident that he can hand Spence Jr. his first professional defeat.
Despite Ocampo’s confidence, I can’t look past “The Truth” in this one. Spence has proven himself to be one of the best and smartest fighters in the sport and given the fact that he will be fighting in front of a raucous hometown crowd, he should rise to the occasion and defeat Ocampo.