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Old 12-06-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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Round by Round


Round 1: Both are reluctant to open up, with De La Hoya walking him down and trying to avoid Pacquiao's left. Lots of feinting, but Pacquiao lands a series of hard left hands that appear to catch De La Hoya's attention. Pacquaio stays off the ropes and avoids getting trapped. Pacquaio finishes strong. 10-9, Pacquiao.
Round 2: Pacquiao isn’t rushing in as he's accustomed to fighting. He’s touching De La Hoya with lead lefts. De La Hoya tries to go hard to the body with little success. Pacquiao is landing his left at will. Good body shot by Pacquiao. A clean left to De La Hoya’s head. A lead right uppercut, left hand for Pacquiao lands flush and is the best combination of the figh. Another lead left hand by Pacquiao. Oscar’s face is beet red. 10-9, Pacquiao.
Round 3: De La Hoya is still walking him down, but Pacquiao's accuracy is impressive. Good body shot by Pacquiao. De La Hoya is focusing on rights to the body but he can't land consecutive punches. They trade body shots. Pacquiao's right hook is hard. A lead left land for Pacquiao. 10-9, Pacquiao.
Round 4: Pacquiao is responding every time De La Hoya lands anything. A good right hook by Pacquiao. Then he buckles De La Hoya with a straight left to the body. Pacquiao is attacking De La Hoya's body now, and his left eye is swelling shut. A left hand hurts De La Hoya as his legs straighen up. He's being battered like never before in his career in this round. 10-9, Pacquiao.
Round 5: Pacquiao is landing at will. A reverse 1-2 combination stuns De La Hoya. Every punch Pacquiao throws he lands, and De La Hoya has yet to show the ability to make Pacquiao respect him. Now Pacquiao goes back to the body. Hooks, straight lefts, uppercuts, they all land. Oscar attacks on the ropes but doesn't land much. They trade, Pacquiao takes some hard shots and comes right back. This is a clinical beating being given to De La Hoya. 10-9, Pacquiao.
Round 6: Pacquiao is now walking down De La Hoya and cutting off the ring. He appears ready to try to finish De La Hoya. Oscar's left jab is absent, as is his signature left hook. Huge straight left from Pacquiao. De La Hoya needs a game-changer, otherwise this will be a blowout, if not a stoppage. Pacquiao's legs are still crisp. De La Hoya is flat-footed. Another hand lead left by Pacquiao. 10-9, Pacquiao.
Round 7: Not much clean being landed to start this round. Right hook by Pacquiao lands. Oscar can't trap him to get off his offense. He's too slow. Now Pacquiao gets De La Hoya on the ropes and he's pounding his body. He buckles De La Hoya on the ropes, great body shots. Oscar's left eye is almost closed. He has to hold onto the ropes to stop from going down from a wicked combination. Three consecutive lefts by Pacquiao land. Big left to the body. Oscar is ready to go now. Huge right hook from Pacquiao. Oscar is on the verge of being stopped. He's helpless. But he comes back with a left uppercut to Pacquiao's chin, and the Filipino takes it. This is a mismatch. 10-8, Pacquiao.
Round 8: Pacquiao is walking him down again. Gets him on the ropes and Oscar won't leave. His legs are gone.There's a huge knot under De La Hoya's left eye. Pacquiao is having his way again. This is target practice. Pacquiao gets him on the ropes again and tees off. De La Hoya flurries to the body and Pacquiao taunts him to say it didn't hurt. Now he comes back in the last 10 seconds and rakes De La Hoya to the body in the corner. De La Hoya's right foot comes off the canva from the body shot and almost goes down again. 10-9 Pacquiao.
Fight is over: De La Hoya fails to answer the bell for the ninth round as he quits on his stool as referee Tony Weeks stops the bout. De La Hoya walks across the ring to congratulate Pacquiao.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: South FL
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spectacular win for pacquiao, this was pacquiao's REAL chance to prove himself to someone far bigger than him and he took it.

congrats.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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Thanks for that little analyis
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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I liked Manny for this fight, but not in such a one sided way. Oscar made his mistake by coming in so light. From the opening bell he look emaciated, weak, fatigued from the start. Who'd have thought Oscar would be outgunned? I'd always liked Pacquiao for his heart, his engine, his limitless energy, but last night I watched a smart, seasoned technician, who controlled the fight with his straight left hand up the middle, a shot Oscar was surprisingly helpless to stop, and now I am really impressed. Well done Manny, and congratulations!
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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at his age, DLH never should have dropped weight

but he had a bad game plan too

It seems he did not use his reach advantage (I did not watch the fight however)
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Oscar should have had Mayweather in his corner instead of Nacho.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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spectacular win for pacquiao, this was pacquiao's REAL chance to prove himself to someone far bigger than him and he took it.

congrats.
Real chance to prove himself??

Ahhh Please..

DLH wasnt even a challenge.

Pacquiao proved himself long ago against fighters in their prime. This was just another day at the gym with a fat pay check.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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Real chance to prove himself??

Ahhh Please..

DLH wasnt even a challenge.

Pacquiao proved himself long ago against fighters in their prime. This was just another day at the gym with a fat pay check.
pacquiao was the underdog in this fight, most sports writer thought oscar was going to KO manny because of his 'height' and 'reach advantage', but look what happened.

he really DID prove himself.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:28 PM
 
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Where you been??

DLH was no way near the challenge Morales possed when Pacquiao fought him... This is a classic case when someone gets all the hype...

Seing the preparation for this fight, it was like Manny being (rocky) and dlh as (apolla creed) did you even watch the HBO coverage 2 weeks leading upto the fight??
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:01 AM
 
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Where you been??

DLH was no way near the challenge Morales possed when Pacquiao fought him... This is a classic case when someone gets all the hype...

Seing the preparation for this fight, it was like Manny being (rocky) and dlh as (apolla creed) did you even watch the HBO coverage 2 weeks leading upto the fight??
no .
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