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De La Hoya & Pacquiao: skills pay the bills

by U13209083 04 December 2008
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Roy Jones Jr. weighed 193lbs the night he beat John Ruiz for the WBA heavyweight title in 2003. Ruiz had a 33-pound weight advantage on fight night.

De La Hoya's size will give him an advantage on December 6. But if history is correct, being bigger isn't going to be enough - not against a buzzsaw like Pacquiao. De La Hoya's going to have to be a better fighter, too.

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posted Dec 6, 2008

If pacquaio wins loses or draws he is still pound for pound best boxer on the planet, De la hoya has to fight to keep his reputation in the boxing community a loss would see him discounted especailly with the physical advantage he takes into the fight

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posted Dec 6, 2008

Anyone know what time the fight will be?

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posted Dec 7, 2008

"If you buy or even watch this, you've either been suckered by the HBO 24/7 series or you're 12 years old."

Who's a 12 year old now? I really like these cocky armchair pundits, but then again I'm a Monday morning quarterback....biggrin
I wanted to Manny to win and boy did he win.

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posted Dec 7, 2008

I must eat my words
never thought Oscar would get the hiding of his life
its a tribute to Manny that he so easily outperformed a washed up greedy out of condition thief at least Dick Turpin wore a mask
if Oscar had a shred of human decency he would refuse his purse share
clearly he had nothing to give a top class fighter
Hatton would be wise to avoid Manny as its hard to see him having a chance he could not face the speed and power in my opinion but would do maybe a bit better than Oscar.
I thought Oscar would use his reach and keep Manny away but no longer has the speed or stamina and while I am glad Manny won its painful to see a former truly great fighter with a great amateur career keep on fighting when he could easily have hung up the gloves he got exposed for what he now is A HAS BEEN
Anyone thinking about Manny will be wise to avoid him or pay the price

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posted Dec 7, 2008

Yeh well all of you read what i said on the 7 post down on the first page of this disscusion, hate to say i told you so but I TOLD YOU SO.

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posted Dec 7, 2008

Beautiful! Was rooting for manny, and even though he always looked better, (sharpness and speed were artistry) ODLH would throw a punch or two, and even though not hurting Manny, the pure weight would force him back which left me fearing one decisive blow could settle this, but it never came. Pacquiao got in and got out constantly, only rarely being pressed against the ropes. Thhoroughly worth the money IMO

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posted Dec 7, 2008

I can't say anything about this amazing victory for PacMan cos I'm far too busy eating humble pie!!!

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posted Dec 7, 2008

Posted by almartino:
"Who's a 12 year old now? I really like these cocky armchair pundits, but then again I'm a Monday morning quarterback....
I wanted to Manny to win and boy did he win."

The funny thing is, almartino - I finally paid up the 15 and watched it with a couple of mates!!! To say we all watched with fascinating disbelief is an understatement!

Of course, if you read all the other boxing forums, they're now claiming De La Hoya was 'shot' or even 'threw the fight' (however, this wouldn't surprise me after he quit against Hopkins) and is now running all the way to the bank.
Fact is, DLH trained like a madman for this fight and Pacquiao gave him a throughly desreved career-beating.

De La Hoya is now 3-7 in his ten biggest fights and this just illustrates that there is no 'legacy' when it comes to Oscar De La Hoya.
Just marketability and millions of dollars.

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posted Dec 7, 2008

ODLH most certainly has an illustrious legacy and record all way frm his first amateur fight at about 16 and 223 fights with only 5 losses and without doubt restored interest in the fight game which was waning

What happened was he got caught up in the Las Vegas Razz fired his best trainer fought with managers became an arrogant self centred egotist with a greedy attitude and fooled the gullible fans to continue to pay to see him he became a celebrity with Hollywood looks not a fighter.I fear now his image is forever tarnished.
I just hope he is not allowed to promote the sure to happen Hatton Manny fight then everyone will be suspicious and with good cause.
I watched the 1999 Ike Quartey fight and it was a very close fight but exposed the flaws in Oscars style likewise Trinidad which I think he won.

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posted Dec 7, 2008

I just hope he is not allowed to promote the sure to happen Hatton Manny fight then everyone will be suspicious and with good cause.
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I always thought to myself why De la hoya stoped using the jab against PBF, he was asked afterwards why he stoped using it and he said he dident know!!! then he went on to promote PBF next fight with Hatton hmm, should we now be suspicious?

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