1994-05-27 Oscar De La Hoya w rtd 3 Giorgio Campanella, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO
1994-05-27 Oscar De La Hoya w rtd 3 Giorgio Campanella, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. Making a terrific start, Campanella (130) put the champion down with a short left hook 15 seconds after the start, but he was unable to finish the job and allowed De La Hoya (130) to recover. By the time the second session came round de la Hoya, now fully focussed, tore in to the Italian and deposited him with a wide left hook to the jaw. Dazed, but up on his feet again, Campanella was again dropped, this time by a left-right, as the bell went to end the round and it was now clear that this one was almost over. Coming out fast in the third and intent on finishing it, De La Hoya quickly got down to business and following two knockdowns Campanella was saved from taking further punishment when his corner threw the towel in after just 38 seconds had elapsed.
De La Hoya vacated the WBO version of the title in June when moving up a weight to contest the vacant WBO lightweight crown.