1997-06-14 Oscar De La Hoya w co 2 David Kamau, The Alamodrome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC
1997-06-14 Oscar De La Hoya w co 2 David Kamau, The Alamodrome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Laurence Cole. Despite having a huge reach advantage the challenger was unable to make it work for him as De La Hoya (147) carefully weighed him up in the opening round before going to work in the second. Sending in solid, fast jabs that hit the target, De La Hoya was soon busy and a cracking left hook had Kamau (146¾) over for the mandatory ‘eight’. Back on his feet, Kamau was still gamely trying to come forward and for a while he presented De La Hoya with a few problems, but before long he was being picked off again and following a round of heavy blows a smashing right-left to the head sent him to the floor to be counted out on the 2.54 mark.