1997-06-14 Oscar De La Hoya w co 2 David Kamau, The Alamodrome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC

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1997-06-14 Oscar De La Hoya w co 2 David Kamau, The Alamodrome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Laurence Cole. Despite having a huge reach advantage the challenger was unable to make it work for him, as De La Hoya (147) carefully weighed him up in the opening round before going to work in the second. Sending in solid, fast jabs that hit the target, De La Hoya was soon busy, a cracking left hook having Kamau (146¾) over for the mandatory ‘eight’. Back on his feet Kamau was still gamely trying to present De La Hoya with a few problems, but following a round of heavy blows a smashing right-left to the head sent him to the floor to be counted out on the 2.54 mark.

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