Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas

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2002-09-14 : Oscar De La Hoya 154 lbs beat Fernando Vargas 154 lbs by TKO at 1:48 in round 11 of 12


Total Punches De La Hoya Vargas
Landed 281 227
Thrown 660 525
Pct. 43% 43%
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas (poster).jpg
  • De La Hoya's nose was bleeding by the end of the fifth round, while Vargas was bleeding from a cut under his right eye by the seventh.
  • De La Hoya stunned Vargas with a left hook, following a combination to the body, at the very end of the 10th round.
  • Vargas was knocked down early in the 11th round by a left hook, before Referee Cortez stopped the bout when Vargas offered little resistance to a flurry of punches by De La Hoya.
  • De La Hoya also won the vacant Ring Magazine Jr. Middleweight Championship of the World.
  • It had the second-largest grossing live gate in history for a non-heavyweight fight.
  • Purses: De La Hoya's purse was $15 million, Fernando Vargas - $6 million plus a share of the pay-per-view revenue
  • Vargas was suspended nine months and fined $100,000 by testing positive for steroids after this fight.