1991-02-23 Greg Haugen w pts 12 Hector Camacho, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO
1991-02-23 Greg Haugen w pts 12 Hector Camacho, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Scorecards: 114-113, 114-112, 112-114. After coming to the weigh-in four pounds over and having to work it off, the champion initially allowed Haugen (139) to make the running but failed to get close enough to make his punches count. However, by the third, with Camacho (140) looking good with darting southpaw jabs and straight lefts finding the target it was no surprise when a right hook to the jaw put Haugen down for the first time in his career. This was Camacho’s big chance, but when failing to take full advantage by the seventh he was beginning to tire. With the fight still close going into the tenth, while Camacho had his speed and adroitness Haugen was landing solid body shots in an effort to slow his man down. Coming out for the final round, when Haugen refused to shake hands with Camacho the latter then fired three punches over the referee’s shoulder before being deducted a point. Although Haugen’s aggression had given him the last round it was still something of a shock when he was handed the title, Camacho appearing to have done enough in the eyes of many good judges.
Haugen forfeited the WBO title in March when showing up positive for marijuana and failing a post-fight drug test.