1999-05-22 Oscar De La Hoya w rsc 11 Oba Carr, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1999-05-22 Oscar De La Hoya w rsc 11 Oba Carr, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Up against a clever fighter in Carr (147), the champion showed a marked improvement after tightening his defence and letting the punches go right from the opening bell. Putting Carr down with a left hook to the head halfway through the first round before hurting him again with a big uppercut on the inside, even though De La Hoya (147) showed his intent he seemed happy to cruise along with the jab picking up the points. In the seventh a clash of heads saw De La Hoya cut under the left eye, for which Carr had a point deducted. Then, a little later in the session a left hook that went low saw the challenger lose another point. Although he won the ninth, by the tenth Carr knew that he could only capture the title if he could score a knockout, but it was De La Hoya who struck next. Having driven in some hurtful body shots in the 11th, De La Hoya then found a great left counter to the jaw to drop Carr, and after the latter got to his feet and was unable to co-ordinate the referee stopped the contest, the finish being timed at 0.55.