2003-05-03 Oscar De La Hoya w rsc 7 Luis Ramon Campas, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring

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2003-05-03 Oscar De La Hoya w rsc 7 Luis Ramon Campas, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Vic Drakulich. Defending his three titles against Campas (153½), despite not being able to put the latter down the ‘Golden Boy’ virtually used his challenger as target practice as he flitted through the rounds with jabs and combinations to head and body. The problem for the brave Campas was that he only ever threw one punch at a time, while his lack of defence saw him hit flush again and again as De La Hoya (154) teed up. In the sixth, finding it hard to breathe, Campas was deducted a point for spitting out his gumshield. Finally, in the seventh, with Campas almost being hit at will his chief second stood up on the ring apron to implore the referee to stop the unequal contest, which he did with just ten seconds of the session remaining.

On 9 May, at the Cubierta Bullring, Leganes, Spain, Javier Castillejo successfully defended the WBC ‘interim’ title when stopping Diego Castillo in the first round.