Oscar De La Hoya Epic Win Over Julio Cesar Chavez

On June 7, 1996, Julio Cesar Chávez faced Oscar De La Hoya. The crowd was a Chavez crowd. Within the first minute of the first round a large gash appeared over the right eye of Chávez. Heavy blood flow prompted the referee to stop the fight in the fourth round. Until their eventual rematch in 1998, Chavez would always state that De La Hoya had not defeated him, in 98′ De La Hoya won again.

We talked to a fan who was there.