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Carlos Ocampo rebounds from first loss, knocks out Jesus Rojas in three

Junior middleweight Carlos Ocampo
Fighters Network

In a junior middleweight bout, Carlos Ocampo rebounded from his first loss as a pro to knock out Jesus Rojas in three rounds Saturday night at the Club Britania in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Ocampo returned to the ring two months after losing by knockout in the opening round to Errol Spence, who was making a mandatory defense of his IBF welterweight title.

Zanfer Promotions, which promotes Ocampo, made the decision to have their charge return to the ring as soon as possible.

Ocampo, who resides in Ensenada, Mexico, was the aggressor from the opening bell, forcing his opponent to fight off the ropes. Rojas, who resides in nearby Ciudad Delicias, stood his ground more in Round 2, fighting back, even though Ocampo landed the more telling punches.

Rojas also took more chances in Round 3, but Ocampo (23-1, 14 knockouts) countered with a left hook to the body during an exchange, dropping Rojas to the canvas. He was counted out at 2:14.

Rojas falls to 11-5-2, 10 KOs and has now lost five of his last eight bouts.


Strawweight Anabel Ortiz outboxed Yenifer Leon over 10 rounds to win by unanimous decision. With the win, Ortiz successfully defended her WBA strawweight title.

Ortiz (28-3, 4 KOs) was the more effective fighter, even though Leon had her moments during the fight.

Scores were 99-93, 98-92, and 99-91 for Ortiz who resides in Mexico City.

Leon, who resides in Maracay, Venezuela, suffers her first loss as a pro and drops to 9-1, 6 KOs. Leon has yet to beat a fighter with a winning record.


Francisco A. Salazar has written for since October 2013. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing


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