2002-03-16 Daniel Santos w rsc 11 Luis Ramon Campas, Bally’s Park Place Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO
2002-03-16 Daniel Santos w rsc 11 Luis Ramon Campas, Bally’s Park Place Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. In a battle to decide the vacant title, Santos (154) moved up from welter to meet Campas and made a solid start with the southpaw jab against a man who looked like his best days were behind him. There was no doubt that Campas could still bang a bit, but Santos was always on the move and gave him too few opportunities. At the end of the seventh Santos had won virtually everything, but in the eighth Campas came on strong for the first time, after landing a terrific left hook to the body, and threatened to turn things around. It was not to be, though, and by the end of the tenth Santos had Campas cut up and disillusioned. After taking an elbow and recovering in the 11th, Santos was soon back cherry picking and when a big left cross tore into Campas’ already injured right eyebrow, forcing the blood to gush, the referee called a halt at 1.36 of the session.