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De la Hoya/Pacquiao

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    All I can say is holy fucking shit.
    Oscar was slow, ended up getting tagged with everything Pacquiao hit him with and couldn't get any offense going.
    Now I'd like to see Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton or Juan Diaz.
  2. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    De La Hoya is OVER - RATED!!! Clap, clap, clapclapclap
  3. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    And it cost $50 so I read about it online ...
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    De La Hoya just looked ... old. He was thicker, and his pants were worn higher, so he just looked like the old man down the street who pulls his pants up to his nipples. He couldn't land anything, his lunges were pathetic, and it was really just sad to watch.

    Pacquiao rocked it. From the get-go. And De La Hoya had no answer whatsoever.
  5. jeepster

    jeepster New Member

    Good. I hear he's thinking about retirement now. Hopefully I won't have to see him in the ring again.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . yeah, but there's always another con, right around the corner. Huge underdog price, on the winner. Nice cash, boys.
  7. Was de la Hoya ever good? I mean, top-of-the-line good, or was he Mark Breland 2.0?
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    He was very, very good FB. But this fight was the classic "three fights after ya shoulda retired" vibe going on when it was announced, let alone in the ring.
  9. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    He wasn't thick. He weighed in at 145 and came in at 147.

    Very slow and very done. He has never had great foot technique and last night, it really was exposed by the speed of Pac-Man. Thankfully it was stopped before there was serious damage. I thought Pac-Man was holding back a little in the last round so he didn't hurt Oscar permanently.

    Oscar was very, very good but never great. He deserves credit for fighting pretty much everyone that was out there, unlike Mayweather.

    As for the Pacquiao/Hatton fight, Mayweather tore through Hatton with hand speed. Pacquiao has hand speed and power. He will brutalize Hatton.
  10. I'm hard-pressed to think of a single de la Hoya fight that I'd call memorable.
    Pancamo, little help?
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    His fight against Ike Quartey, unbeaten at the time, was a pretty good rumble.

    The first Chavez fight was pretty significant too.
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The Fernando Vargas one was a pretty good scrap.
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