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Unbelievable. Pacquiao started his career at 106 pounds. He's successfully gone up the weight divisions. Now he's going up against a 147 pounder, superstar Oscar.
Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao fight is set for Las Vegas
The biggest boxing match in years will, indeed, take place. Oscar De La Hoya has agreed to a Dec. 6 match with rising superstar Manny Pacquiao, writes Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times.
The official announcement, barring last-minute reversals, will be made in a conference call Thursday morning.
The match, Dwyre writes, is "the grand finale of 35-year-old De La Hoya's unprecedented career as the box-office king in a sport that has survived on his back for more than 10 years without a dominant heavyweight." The bout will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel Garden in Las Vegas. HBO will present the pay-per-view showing.
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I can't believe the Pacman was billed as the underdog. A lot of people made money hand over fist.
Agence France-Presse - 12/7/2008 7:17 AM GMT
Filipino boxing icon Pacquiao stands tall in TKO of De la Hoya
Manny Pacquiao punished Oscar de la Hoya for eight rounds, his technical knockout triumph over the US superstar underscoring the Filipino icon's status as best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Pacquiao's speed and precision were too much for De la Hoya, whose left eye was swelling shut in his battered face as he declined to come out for the ninth round.
The Mexican-American sat quietly on his stool as his corner decided he had taken enough punishment, and referee Tony Weeks officially stopped the fight.
With the technical knockout, Pacquiao improved to 48-3 with two drawn and 36 wins inside the distance.