Pacquiao vs De La Hoya Fight: A De La Hoya's Greatest Nightmare
The dream match had already came into reality.
It started at about 12:30 in the afternoon (Philippine Time). The fight between Pacman and Golden Boy lasted up to the 8th round with a Technical Knockout (TKO) victory by Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
It was a great fight for Manny. He won in almost all rounds and put De La Hoya as the under dog. Multiple combination of power punches was thrown by "the champ" over the face and body of Oscar De La Hoya. Pacquiao was so confident and aggressive even at the start of the fight. With his speed and power punches, not to mentioned his powerful left hand, Manny beaten Oscar so badly. Oscar seems befuddled. The world's no.1 pound for pound boxer moved like a flash, swing left to right, with a right and left hand jabs . His body was very flexible. He was able to avoid the attacks of De La Hoya while maintaining his balance and proper fighting stance.
De La Hoya's face had swollen and almost blown up. He really had a hard time fighting with the champ. As the 9th round was about to begin, De La Hoya and coach Beristain decided to end up the fight. He stood up, went to Pacquiao's corner, and accepted defeat. "I trained hard and I work hard, my style was to go forward and fight, but still Manny was a great fighter. He was a better man and he deserves everything he accomplished tonight", the Golden Boy said as he was interviewed by HBO new anchor Larry Merchant. He was also asked about planning for a retirement, "Let's see what will happen, my heart is still want to fight, but when your physical doesn't respond, what can you do? I have to be smart and make sure I think about my future plans."",he answered.
After the fight, the champ greeted the Filipino fans and said thank you to all his supporters. As always, the champ said, "I offer this victory to all the Filipinos and to our beloved country, Philippines". Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was indeed a pride of the Filipino.
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