1998-09-18 Oscar De La Hoya w rtd 8 Julio Cesar Chavez, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1998-09-18 Oscar De La Hoya w rtd 8 Julio Cesar Chavez, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Making a cautious start against Chavez (144½), the champion was soon matching his opponent and before too long was one step ahead, whether countering, throwing combinations with blurring speed or getting left hooks off. By the fifth, De La Hoya (146½) had probably shaded every round, but Chavez was still there connecting with left hooks and rights over the top despite being gradually ground down. Even though De La Hoya went up a gear in the sixth and seventh Chavez was staying put and it wasn’t until the champion began to sit on his punches more in the eighth that the fight ended. Having taken some terrific blows to the head and sent staggering back to his corner at the end of the session, it was announced during the interval that Chavez had retired.       
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1998-09-18 [[Oscar De La Hoya]] w rtd 8 [[Julio Cesar Chavez]], Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Making a cautious start against Chavez (144½), the champion was soon matching his opponent and before too long was one step ahead, whether countering, throwing combinations with blurring speed or getting left hooks off. By the fifth, De La Hoya (146½) had probably shaded every round, but Chavez was still there connecting with left hooks and rights over the top despite being gradually ground down. Even though De La Hoya went up a gear in the sixth and seventh Chavez was staying put and it wasn’t until the champion began to sit on his punches more in the eighth that the fight ended. Having taken some terrific blows to the head and sent staggering back to his corner at the end of the session, it was announced during the interval that Chavez had retired.       
  
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Revision as of 14:34, 7 February 2012

1998-09-18 Oscar De La Hoya w rtd 8 Julio Cesar Chavez, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Making a cautious start against Chavez (144½), the champion was soon matching his opponent and before too long was one step ahead, whether countering, throwing combinations with blurring speed or getting left hooks off. By the fifth, De La Hoya (146½) had probably shaded every round, but Chavez was still there connecting with left hooks and rights over the top despite being gradually ground down. Even though De La Hoya went up a gear in the sixth and seventh Chavez was staying put and it wasn’t until the champion began to sit on his punches more in the eighth that the fight ended. Having taken some terrific blows to the head and sent staggering back to his corner at the end of the session, it was announced during the interval that Chavez had retired.

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