Oscar De La Hoya vs. John John Molina
Win 17--0 Puerto Rico John John Molina UD 12 1995-02-18 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO Lightweight title.
On July 29, 1994, he knocked out Jorge Páez (53--6--4) in the second round to win the vacant WBO Lightweight title. In his first title defense, he defeated John-John Molina (36--3), who had recently vacated his IBF Super Featherweight title, by unanimous decision. On May 6, 1995, De La Hoya defeated IBF Lightweight Champion Rafael Ruelas (43--1--0) in a unification bout. De La Hoya knocked Ruelas down twice before the fight was stopped in the second round. The IBF then ordered De La Hoya to defend against Miguel Julio."