Errol Spence Jr. will put his welterweight title and unbeaten record on the line vs. Carlos Ocampo this Saturday night live on Showtime.
The bout serves as the main event from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Dallas and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Spence Jr., a 28-year-old, is a perfect 23-0 in his career including a January stoppage win over Lamont Peterson. He captured the IBF welterweight title in 2017 vs. Kell Brook.
“I’m really happy to be here and I’m so happy that everyone came out. Saturday night is going to be great. I’ve been training for 10 weeks and I’m 100 percent focused on Ocampo. I’m here to do my job, which is to win and look good winning,” said Spence Jr. during a final pre-fight press conference. “Ocampo is very dangerous because he has nothing to lose. It’s his first title fight, which is a position I’ve been in before. I had a lot of fire and I felt like I had nothing to lose. I’m sure he’s been training hard and is focused. I know he’s fighting for him family so he’s going to come to fight. I want a guy who’s going to test me so the crowd gets their money’s worth.
“I’ve had pressure my whole boxing career. Being on Olympian and a top prospect was pressure, but then I also went overseas to take the title from a top fighter. I’ve always overcome the pressure on me and I’m going to overcome another test on Saturday night.”
Ocampo, just 22 years old, sports a perfect record with 22 victories. Of those, 13 have been finishes for the Mexican fighter.
“We’re here on the same stage and I’m ready. I’m appreciative to be here and I’m calm. I have nothing to lose. He has all the pressure of being in his hometown. I’m just relaxed and ready to fight,” Ocampo said. “I’ve studied his fights enough. What’s most important is that I know that he has everything to lose and I don’t. He has a home field advantage, but at the end of the day, it’s just two guys in the ring.
“I’ve gotten a great reception from the people here in Dallas. I’ve been treated like a champion and after Saturday I’ll be a world champion. You don’t want to miss this fight.”
The card also features Daniel Roman vs. Moises Flores and Javier Fortuna vs. Adriano Granados.