1994-05-27 Oscar De La Hoya w rtd 3 Giorgio Campanella, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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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 unable to finish the job he 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, Campanella was again dropped, this time by a left-right, as the bell went to end the round. 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.

After De La Hoya vacated the WBO version of the title in June when moving up a weight to contest the vacant WBO lightweight crown, Regilio Tuur and Eugene Speed were matched to find a new champion.