Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar dela Hoya Fight Video


Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar dela Hoya Fight Video

MATCHUP:

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs Oscar “The Golden Boy” Dela Hoya

EVENT:

The Dream Match: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao

DATE:

December 6, 2008

VENUE:

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

FIGHT DETAILS:

Despite no title belts being disputed, the bout received a lot of publicity since the two boxers were decorated, with Pacquiao being the current number one pound for pound boxer in the world as judged by The Ring, and a five-time world champion in five different weight divisions (Pacquiao was the reigning WBC lightweight champion at the time of the bout). Meanwhile, De La Hoya was an Olympic gold medalist and past holder of 10 world titles in six weight divisions.

Pacquiao had to step up two weight divisions (from lightweight), and De La Hoya had to go down one weight division (from light middleweight), to be eligible for the bout’s welterweight division.

FIGHT RESULT:

Pacquiao defeated De La Hoya via technical knockout when De La Hoya decided not to continue with the fight before the start of the ninth round.

De La Hoya was on the downside of his career, but most media figured he was simply too big for Pacquiao to handle.

But the difference between the men was startling. From the early stages of the fight until De La Hoya quit on his stool after the eighth round, it was all Pacquiao.

NOTES:

It was the biggest pay-per-view audience of Pacquiao’s career and firmly established him as one of the top two draws in the sport.

The fight is notable for propelling Manny Pacquiao to full-blown superstar status in much of the western world (mostly in The United States), as Oscar De La Hoya symbolically “passed the torch”, so to speak, to Pacquiao.

MANNY PACQUIAO VS OSCAR DELA HOYA FIGHT VIDEO:

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