In the first 6 rounds: Vargas won rounds 1, 3, and 5. Vargas almost knocked De La Hoya out of ring between the top and middle ropes in the 1st round. Vargas definitely had a power advantage at the start of the fight, and would try to get De La Hoya on the ropes or in the corners to punish him with body shots. De La Hoya won rounds 2, 4, and 6, with quickness and a fierce left jab that kept Vargas contained, and some nice quick left-right-left combo's that backed off Vargas. Then De La Hoya stepped it up, and won rounds 7, and 8. Finally Vargas had had enough and won round 9 (but it seemed like De La Hoya was just taking a breather from all that jabbing he was doing in the previous 2 rounds as he continual popped Vargas' cut on his right cheek to keep the blood flowing out of the cut. De La Hoya won round 10 with more quickness and ring management (avoiding keeping stuck in the corners or on the ropes by Vargas). You could tell that Vargas had no more answers to De La Hoya hitting him from different angles, plus De La Hoya's conditioning was better too. Round 11 is where De La Hoya finally wore down Vargas enough to feint the right cross which opened up Vargas' right side, and De La Hoya landed a vicious left hook from out of nowhere (from Vargas' point of view) which landed Vargas on the canvas. Vargas got up, tried to put up his hands, but De La Hoya trapped Vargas in the corner of the ring and just peppered Vargas' head with left-right-left-right combo's, and Vargas wasn't fighting back. The referee jumped in to stop the fight, and De La Hoya won by TKO. It was a really good technical fight between a superior boxer over a more powerful puncher. People who got it on PPV got their money's worth last night.