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De La Hoya and Pacquiao
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Posted 12/5/08
all i can say is GOOD LUCK for Pac Man..
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LOLKI41 wrote:

^wtf?

well yeah, pacquiao is an all around guy.
he even tried to be a singer, and he sucked real bad.



haha! dude your so right..
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Posted 12/6/08
If Pacquaio loses, the world is going to see a riot much bigger than what happened on Bangkok.

As usual, I'll wake up late and tune in the webs to find the result.
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AAAH!!
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De La Hoya was my hero when I was a kid... He must be old by now. We used to watch his fights on HBO
Posted 12/6/08
pac man FTW hopefully
but in any case its going to be a great fight!!
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Hugo_Lombardi wrote:

i vote for Manny PacMan Pacquiao!!

although i think Dela Hoya is very very hard wall to crumble because..

he's freaki'n huge man!!!! sigh..........

hope manny can beat him, when that happens his ranking will soar to the top again ^^

and his reputation as the "Mexicutioner" will remain "D

harhar



Manny "The Mexicutioner" Pacquiao -VS- Oscar "The Golden Boy" de la Hoya! lol

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Who says it's difficult to hit a towering windmill like Oscar De La Hoya?


One of Manny Pacquiao's specialties is to harass his opponents with wide punches, and according to respected boxing historian and biographer Bert Sugar, "De La Hoya can be reached with wide punches."

In his pre-fight breakdown of the "Dream Match", the ageless Sugar disclosed that "speed tends to bother De La Hoya. In his two losses to Sugar Shane Mosley, Oscar had difficulty dealing with the speed of Mosley's punches."

De La Hoya's other weaknesses, Sugar explained, is "when De La Hoya throws a punch he is up on his toes, giving Pacquiao an open target for his body punches, which could tend to slow De La Hoya down in the later rounds where he has had stamina in the past."

Also, "De La Hoya has been far less active than Pacquiao, having had only six fights in five years (and only three in the last four), winning only three of those six fights while Pacquiao has held 12 in the same five-year time span, winning 10, losing one, and drawing one," added Sugar. ..

He also observed, however, that Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs) has his own glossary of weaknesses with his giving away of height, reach, and weight to De La Hoya (39-5, 30 KOs) Team Pacquiao should worry about.

Sugar observed that when "Pacquiao, who started his career as a 106-pound light flyweight, is fighting at a weight limit of 147, raising the question of whether he can carry his firepower north with him as well as whether he can weather the heavier punches of a heavier fighter."

"Pacquiao's style is one predicted on offense, not defense, and he tends to come charging in with his hands held low and drops his hands and raises his chin after he punches, leaving an inviting target for Oscar.

"The 'Pac Man' sometimes experiences difficulty 'getting to' an opponent who doesn't stand directly in front of him and moves out of range," Sugar noted.
But Pacquiao can still beat Pacquiao as he "possesses speed and power, throwing quick and explosive punches."

"Pacquiao is an aggressive fighter, one who keeps coming, coming and coming some more, moving in behind a sharp right job, sometimes doubling up, and then following with a powerful left--alternating between left hooks and left uppercuts.
"The boxer called 'Pac Man' is a non-stop boxer with bottomless energy and a buzzsaw style, which tends to wear his opponents down in the late rounds.
"A sharper puncher with fast hands, Pacquiao can hurt any opponent as well as being an excellent 'finisher' as attested to by his 35 knockouts in 52 fights (a 67% slugging average if you're scoring at home)," concluded Sugar.
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Posted 12/6/08
pac-man, you go! hes gonna win, all out!

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Posted 12/6/08
it's really a question if pacman will win tomorrow's fight but i want him to win, the best talaga ang mga noypi.
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A nice analysis i read


The question going in to this fight is how will this fight unfold? Will Pacquiao's speed and aggressiveness be the factor of this fight or will De La Hoya's physical advantages be too much for Pacquiao?

Oscar De La Hoya is probably one of most talented fighters of his generation. A fighter that generates money, brings people to the arena, and a 10-time world champion. He is a fighter that never ducked anyone from the start of his career. A fighter with movie star looks, but has a left hook that could knock everyone out. His resume' includes victories over Julio Cesar Chavez, Genaro Hernandez, Ike Quartey, Fernando Vargas, Ricardo Mayorga and the list goes on. He is the guy that gave Felix "Tito" Trinidad, "Sugar" Shane Mosley, and recently "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather, Jr; tough fights that ended in controversies. He is boxing's one and only "Golden Boy".

Manny Pacquiao, on the other hand, is a fighter who started his career as a strawweight (106 lbs). He is a person who came from humble beginnings, but now revered as an icon in the island nation of the Philippines. Like De La Hoya, he never ducked anyone and he has a crushing left hand that put fighters on the seat of their pants. He is a 4-time world champion in four different weight classes. The fighter that dominated Marco Antonio Barrera, knocked out Erik Morales, decisioned and dropped Juan Manuel Marquez a total of 4 times, and regarded as the Mexico’s biggest torn. He is known as the “Typhoon across the Pacific” because he destroys every opponent that are put in front of him.

Breaking this fight down is not as easy as picking cherries. In my opinion, this is not a mismatch like many of us is predicting. It will be a competitive fight, trust me. This fight will punctuate the year 2008.

Pacquiao's speed will be his number one asset for him to win this fight. He needs to make De La Hoya work every minute of every round. Speed means a lot of punches to be thrown and landed. Tagging De La Hoya's body will pay dividends in the later round. "Pacman" needs to show De La Hoya that he is dead serious about this fight and he means knockout. A much improve footwork and balance will compensate his definite speed advantage over De La Hoya. Footwork and balance has been major flaws in Pacquiao's game all throughout his career. However, he already showed great improvement during his last fight against David Diaz. Pacquiao needs a really good defense to avoid Oscar's money punch, the left hook. Defense incorporates excellent footwork, head movement, and balance. With that intact to Pacquiao's game, it will be very difficult for De La Hoya to achieve victory.

Pacman's only concern going into this fight is the patented De La Hoya jab. The jab dictates the fight and it sets up the powerful left hook of Oscar. He needs to neutralize the jab by constantly moving and by throwing punches in bunches. Pacquiao needs to dictate the pace of the fight by having a fast paced fight. By having that pace, he'll be able to tire out De La Hoya and be able to take away that jab. The accumulation of the punches that Pacquiao will be throwing and landing will definitely break De La Hoya down.

The Filipino dynamo has Freddie Roach in his corner. Roach, as we all know trained De La Hoya in his biggest fight against former Pound for Pound King Floyd Mayweather. The familiarity of Roach with De La Hoya’s style will be vital to a Pacquiao victory. Roach claims that he knows the weaknesses and strengths of Oscar. He vows to take advantage of those weaknesses and turn it to gold in Manny’s favor.

De La Hoya's physical advantages over Pacquiao are his keys to victory. He needs to frustrate Pacquiao by using his long jab. His jab will be the story of the fight for him. With that jab, he'll be able to keep Pacquiao away from his body and score points.. His jab, as I said in the previous paragraph, will dictate the fight for Oscar. It will also set-up his most powerful weapon, the left hook.

De La Hoya needs to impose his size to Pacquiao and show him that he is the bigger man in the ring. He has to make Pacquiao feel that this is another level and he belongs to a lower stratosphere. By letting Pacquiao feel his power, it will discourage the younger lion to engage and let his hands go during the battle. It will take away Pacquiao’s main weapon, his speed. Once De La Hoya takes away the speed, it will definitely take away Pacquiao’s game plan. Pacquiao’s bread and butter is his speed advantage and with that being taken care of then it spells trouble for Pacman.

Being able to take the punches of the biggest punchers in the game like Trinidad, Mosley, Vargas, Quartey, and Mayorga; there will be no problem for Oscar to take Manny’s left hand. Another advantage Oscar presents is the presence of Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain in his corner. Nacho is very familiar with Pacquiao’s style and tendencies having trained Juan Manuel Marquez in two fights with Pacquiao. He is a defensive minded trainer that guided Marquez in giving Pacquiao hell in two tough fights. There is also the presence of Angelo Dundee, the legendary trainer of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. He serves as the strategist or consultant of Team De La Hoya. His experience will benefit Oscar in this fight.

It is really hard to pick a winner in this fight. This is not the mismatch that some of us predicted. Pacquiao and De La Hoya will give fight fans a treat this weekend. It will be a tough fight for both fighters. I don’t see Pacquiao knocking De La Hoya out, but he can definitely win by a decision. On the other hand, De La Hoya has a chance to knock Pacquiao out because of his size and strength. This is crazy fight and anything can happen.

Both fighters are legends in the sport right now. Their achievements and experience are incomparable. These are two forces of nature raring to collide. Expect a jam packed arena when these two meet during the weekend. This is truly a dream fight and lets just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride because this will be a classic, trust me.
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Posted 12/6/08
Oscar de la hoya is the man!!!!!!
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27 / F / Viña del mar, Chile
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Posted 12/6/08
WOAH!! De la Hoya still fights?? D:! gotta watch this
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Posted 12/6/08
...well, for noypi's pride's sake, i wish all the best for pacquiao...but we know de la hoya's one heck of an opponent to beat... kinda worried for the pacman actually...
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Posted 12/6/08
pacquiao's going down lol.
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Posted 12/6/08
all I can say is good luck to Pacquiao!!
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Posted 12/6/08
ouch!!! cross fingers to Manny!!
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