Oscar De La Hoya Defends Title With Brutal TKO Over Genaro Hernandez – September 9, 1995 (This Day In Boxing History)
By a splash of blood and crushed nose, Oscar De La Hoya secured his fourth title defense.
De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) scored a sixth-round technical knockout over Genaro Hernandez in the WBO lightweight title match. Hernandez was forced to surrender to De La Hoya’s left hook.
“It was decided in the ring,” De La Hoya said. “I broke his nose and he couldn’t take it.”
De La Hoya, famously nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” is among the greats in boxing history. He’s won 11 world titles in six weight classes including the lineal championship in three of them.
De La Hoya has not fought since being battered by Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in December 2008. He was scheduled to make a return on Saturday against MMA veteran Vitor Belfort, but had to withdraw due to contracting Covid-19.
The former welterweight boxer still remains recognized in the sport.