View Poll Results: Who do you think will win, Pacman or the Golden Boy?

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  • Pacman via stoppage.

    12 66.67%
  • Pacman via decision.

    4 22.22%
  • The Golden Boy via stoppage.

    0 0%
  • The Golden Boy via decision.

    1 5.56%
  • Draw, with the ulterior aim of securing a rematch.

    1 5.56%
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  1. #1

    Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    Odds are stacked against Manny..what are your thoughts? Will Manny's speed and power diminish due to moving up of weight? Does Oscar have enough "cojones" to slug it out with Manny?
    “A person is a person through another person... I can’t be all I can be unless you are all you can be...”

  2. #2

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    Pacquiao begins training in Los Angeles
    By Jun Medina

    LOS ANGELES: World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao begins his training on Thursday (Friday in Manila) while his opponent Oscar de la Hoya has yet to appoint a trainer for their “Dream Fight” on December 6 in Las Vegas.

    Pacquiao arrived here Sunday night with his Filipino trainers via Philippine Airlines and was mobbed by adoring fans, most of them Filipinos, at the Los Angeles International Airport.

    Pacquiao told newsmen that his training will be closed to the public to allow him to fully focus preparing for what he called the “biggest fight in my boxing career.”

    “Closed to the public,” a staff at the famous Wild Card Gym in Hollywood said by phone when asked if fans and the media could watch Pacquiao train.

    At the De la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions headquarters on Wilshire Avenue here, the buzz is still finding a trainer for the Mexican American ring superstar, who was reported to have started light training last week in his Puerto Rico home. Oscar is married to Puerto Rican pop singer, Millie Corretjer of San Juan, the capital city.

    De la Hoya wanted his long-time trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. to prepare him for his Pacquiao bout. But Mayweather has committed to train Britain’s Ricky Hatton for his November 22 welterweight fight with Paulie Malignaggi.

    “There is no decision on who the trainer is going to be. We’ll be making a decision in the next couple of days,” de la Hoya told
    “A person is a person through another person... I can’t be all I can be unless you are all you can be...”

  3. #3

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    Tired Pacman skips training
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz

    RING idol Manny Pacquiao skipped a planned training session at the Wild Card Gym and also missed a scheduled dinner with promoter Bob Arum in Las Vegas.

    Pacquiao’s lawyer Franklin “Jeng” Gacal told, Standard Today and Viva Sports in an overseas telephone conversation, that Pacquiao was not feeling well and was tired after the long flight from Manila

    “Everything is fine, Pacquiao is resting,” said Gacal.

    Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Sunday night aboard a Philippine Airlines flight and was met by scores of fans at the airport.

    His trainer Freddie Roach plans to make sure that Pacquiao is not disturbed or distracted during his 10 weeks of hard training for the dream match against Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 6. He added that they will do their training behind closed doors.

    Roach said he hasn’t seen Pacquiao yet.

    “But we’ll start training tomorrow,” said the trainer, who added he was happy that Pacquiao is checking into training camp early because he will “have to work very hard.”

    Roach said he was confident Pacquiao will be ready for De La Hoya after 10 weeks of training. He said De La Hoya looks in shape and is probably about 10 pounds over the stipulated 147 pound limit for the fight, although Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer claimed the Golden Boy was only a couple of pounds over 147.

    Roach said he thinks Pacquiao should come in at 142 for the official weigh-in. “By fight time, we’ll be 147-148. You need speed to win this fight and to move in and out quickly.”
    “A person is a person through another person... I can’t be all I can be unless you are all you can be...”

  4. #4

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    Pacman padin!! ;D

    Malaki nga si Dela Hoya, kung hindi naman sya makakatama o mauunahan sya, wala din!!

  5. #5

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    MANILA, Philippines - Unable to stop the fight between World Boxing Council lightweight champion Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and superstar Oscar De La Hoya, Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez predicted Pacquiao will suffer a pulverizing loss to De La Hoya this December.

    Rodriguez said Pacquiao has a four-inch height disadvantage and he is going up two weight divisions after only one fight in the lightweight category to face De La Hoya.

    "He is going to be pulverized there. I believe he has no chance at all. Pacquiao will be destroyed by Dela Hoya," Rodriguez said in an article posted on the House of Representatives website.

    During the budget hearing of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB), Rodriguez said the fight with De La Hoya is something Pacquiao should not take considering their disparity in size.

    He added this is also the only fight of Pacquiao in which he can say with all honesty that commercialism should stop.

    "The way I see it, this is only money for Manny Pacquiao," Rodriguez said.

    During the hearing, GAB chairman Eric Buhain said the board made a resolution stating its position against the fight, when it learned of the fight scheduled in December.

    Buhain said the resolution was sent to the management of Pacquiao and even the international boxing bodies like the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO.

    "Alam po naman natin Pacquiao is a national treasure and we want to ensure his safety," Buhain said.

    But Buhain said there is no way the GAB can stop the fight especially since it will be held in the United States.

    The Nevada Boxing Commission has also allowed the fight to push through, Buhain said. - GMANews.TV
    Saan kaya pupulutin si Rufus in case Manny wins especially if by knockout.* ;D

    "Every person must, in the exercise of his rights and in the performance of his duties, act with justice, give everyone his due, and observe honesty and good faith."

  6. #6

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    ^ if rufus rodriguez is truly concerned about our boxers' welfare he should look into the sending of our young, inexperienced and overmatched boxers to places like thailand where they get slaughtered. he should look into cases like lito sisnorio who went to thailand unprepared, faced a tough cookie in chatchai sasakul, got KO'd and died soon thereafter in the hospital.

    if you really care about our boxers, mr. rodriguez, these are things that need looking into. wag ka na maki-sawsaw sa popularity ni manny.

  7. #7

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    * * *I recently went to one of the Toy Kingdom branches and saw that the salesmen were playing the latest EA Sports Fight Night for Play Station II. I asked them to select Manny Pacquiao against Oscar dela Hoya.

    * * *Pacquiao barely took the first round, confusing the Golden Boy with his speed and variety of punch combinations.

    * * *Come the second round, dela Hoya was getting staggered by Pacquiao's power punches that he got knocked down with a little over ten seconds left via a left uppercut to the chin.* Fortunately, dela Hoya rose in time for the bell at round's end.

    * * *Dela Hoya took advantage of the rest and began to take the fght to Pacquiao in the third round, winning his first round, albeit in close fashion.* Still, the PacMan managed to connect on several crisp punches to the face and body.

    * * *As the bell for the fourth round rang, it was time to run to the theater to catch the start of the movie.* Let's just wait for December 6.

  8. #8

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    Hoya’s finishing touch doubted
    By Roy Luarca
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    A noted boxing observer Monday said he saw a major flaw in De La Hoya’s recent fights—his inability to close the show in his favor.

    In his article on on Sunday, boxing writer Robert Cassidy noted that De La Hoya was leading against such tough foes as Felix Trinidad, Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley only to allow victory to escape his grasp.

    De La Hoya fans may point out to incompetent judges as the culprit, said Cassidy, but ring pundits also noted that the ageing 10-time world champion seemed to be fading in the last few rounds.

    At 35 now, De La Hoya may no longer be the deadly finisher who sowed terror in the ring in six weight divisions.

    Freddie Roach, the highly regarded trainer of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, had earlier said that De La Hoya could no longer pull the trigger.

    Roach insists that De La Hoya is ripe for the picking when he tangles with Pacquiao on Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Owing to his four-inch height, five-inch reach and 14-pound weight advantage, however, De La Hoya has been installed the heavy favorite to beat Pacquiao when they clash at the catch weight of 147 pounds.

    This is because in boxing, all things being equal, the bigger fighter generally beats the smaller fighter, according to Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee.

    Not all things will be equal in the Hoya-Pacquiao dream bout, however, according to pundits.

    Although De La Hoya will be stronger, Pacquiao will be faster, they said.

    With his edge, De La Hoya needs to stop Pacquiao early or the Filipino fireball could wear him down in the closing rounds, said five-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

    And De La Hoya will have to go through the wringer again.
    What you grinning at Pyscho?

  9. #9

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    A shield can be Pacman’s biggest weapon
    By Recah Trinidad
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    Leonard put it bluntly and told Pacquiao he won’t stand a chance against Oscar De La Hoya if he forgets his shield, no matter how flimsy, in the dugout.

    That, you bet, is a big improvement from what the sage Angelo Dundee had predicted when he swore that he didn’t see any chance of Pacquiao winning over De La Hoya.

    * * *

    OK, you can say that Dundee, with his mythical credentials, could easily qualify as the pontiff of prizefighting, if there’s such a being.

    But it’s easier to side with Leonard.

    Not only because he sounded a lot more profound than Dundee in tackling Pacquiao’s chances against De La Hoya.

    Leonard was, indeed, in a better position to hit it right.

    * * *

    Why? Well, if Dundee is a PP (Pontiff of Pugilism), Leonard is nothing less than a DD.

    Yes, the Duke of Defense.

    In fact, Pacquiao and his handlers, led by the achiever Freddie Roach, need not be reminded that Leonard succeeded in punctuating his brilliant ring career with that unforgettable come-from-behind stoppage of the bigger Donny Lalonde.

    * * *

    No, Leonard did not say the Pacquiao-De La Hoya Dream Match in Las Vegas could shape up like his classic encounter with Lalonde.

    If memory serves, the smaller Leonard, then the WBC middleweight champion, had to move up to challenge Lalonde for the WBC light heavyweight championship at Caesar’s Palace in November 1988.

    Leonard managed to knock Lalonde out, but only after surviving heavy head and body bombardment.

    * * *

    Says Leonard: “As the smaller guy, Pacquiao will be very aggressive. But he must protect himself from the big punches, he has to be defensive.”

    Then, admitting that Pacquiao is “open and very vulnerable when he’s on the attack,” Leonard predicted an interesting match.

    There, definitely, won’t be a mismatch, Leonard stressed.

    * * *

    Leonard went on to liken Pacquiao to a Tazmanian Devil, a nonstop attacker.

    Yes, if De La Hoya takes Pacquiao lightly, as Leonard warned, the Golden Boy could end up being chased, cornered and overtaken by a pack of hungry wolves.

    Leonard also made it clear that he doesn’t see the fight slipping into an oddity due to the disparity in height and build.

    * * *

    Maybe Leonard himself doubts it, but Pacquiao should be able to catch and hurt De La Hoya.

    Pacquiao’s fabulous speed and power will be very hard to match.

    But, again, Leonard is quite clear in stressing that Pacquiao can’t swing it with his offensive savvy alone.

    At the rate he’s training like hell, Pacquiao should report to the fight fully loaded.

    But, to repeat, Pacquiao must also make sure he has his shield—which could prove to be his biggest weapon—with him.

    Or does he already have one?
    What you grinning at Pyscho?

  10. #10

    Re: Dream Match: Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya vs. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

    Hoya forms ‘Dream Team’ vs Pacquiao
    By Francis Ochoa
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    MANILA, Philippines—Oscar De La Hoya is putting together a “Dream Team” of sorts in his corner.

    Already training under a Hall-of-Famer, the Golden Boy hooked up yet another ring legend in Angelo Dundee, who will act as a consultant for De La Hoya’s corner for the Dec. 6 bout against Filipino ring sensation Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    The tie-up was revealed Thursday in a special press event mounted by De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, which is co-promoting what is expected to be the year’s biggest ring showdown.

    Dundee, a Hall-of-Fame trainer who has worked with 15 world champions—including such greats as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman—told reporters during the media conference that the deal allowed him to work with yet another boxing great also headed for the Hall of Fame.

    “After working with Ali and Leonard, I think it’s only fitting that I now get the chance to work with the most important fighter of this era,” Dundee was quoted by ESPN’s Dan Rafael as saying Thursday. “This fight against Pacquiao is the biggest fight boxing has seen in years and I’m excited to be a part of it and to help lead Oscar to victory.”

    De La Hoya already inked Nacho Beristain as his chief trainer, but the 87-year-old Dundee will help out in plotting strategies against the Pacman, who is acknowledged as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.

    While having the two trainers may be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth, Dundee said he will give way to Beristain’s decisions for the fight.

    “They’ll dictate the role, but whatever is necessary I will do,” Dundee said. “I will speak with De La Hoya and Nacho, but I am not a guy who pushes. I’m there to help. I’m not there to mix anybody up.”

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    Wow! De La Hoya is really desperate in defeating Pacquiao. He really wants to defeat him badly. ;D Well, goodluck na lang sayo! ;D Manny! (5x) ;D ;D ;D
    What you grinning at Pyscho?

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