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Yes, the De la Hoya-Pacquiao Fight Was a Farce. It Was Only About Money & Gullible Fans Paid for It PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 December 2008 00:52

Y es, I was right all the way when I said that “Real fans know that tonight’s bout between boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya and current best pound-for-pound boxer Manny Pacquiao is a mismatch. It pits a great (sic) big boxer against a great small fighter. Unless the fight is fixed or there is a lucky punch thrown by the smaller fighter, the big boxer wins 99.99% of the time. So, why watch it – even on Pay-TV? It may be the biggest farce in the history of boxing in Las Vegas, Nevada.” Yes, it was a mismatch for the wrong reason. Boxing experts and sports columnists never expected to see an old De la Hoya would show up, instead of the De la Hoya of old, the Oscar that was a legend in boxing, who used to show class and guts. It was indeed the biggest farce of a bout, as Mr. De la Hoya chose even not to answer the bell for the ninth round. (Now with 14 photos taken during and after the bout.)


The ring physician did not stop the fight but Mr. De la Hoya and his handlers thought that he had enough of a humiliation. The boxing legend was not man enough to fight for another round and give it all he had – and even lose by knockout, which would have prevented people from saying that at the end, Mr. De la Hoya showed that he was a gutless fighter.

 

To read, the earlier article in its entirety, please go to this link:

The De la Hoya-Pacquiao Fight Is a Farce. It Is Only About Money and Gullible Fans Are Paying For It

 

It was indeed a farce of a fight and the bout’s main promoter, Mr. De la Joya’s Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), should not have let it happen. The promoters knew that their fighter was not fit to wage a decent fight. Many bettors lost tidy sums of money betting in Las Vegas’ casinos that Mr. De la Hoya had even half of his prowess and skills – which would probably have been enough to defeat Mr. Pacquiao or at least engage him in a respectable fight.

 

According  to FoxSports.com, Mr. “Pacquiao dominated his bigger and more-famous opponent from the opening bell Saturday night, giving De La Hoya a beating and closing his left eye before De La Hoya declined to come out of his corner after the eighth round. The fight was so lopsided and De La Hoya looked so inept that it could spell the end for boxing's richest and most-marketable star.”

 

The FoxSports.com said also that Mr. “Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 knockouts) came up two weight classes to fight for his biggest purse ever, while De La Hoya dropped down to meet him at 147 pounds. Though De La Hoya (39-6) towered over Pacquiao and had a big reach advantage over him, Pacquiao had no trouble getting inside what few jabs De La Hoya threw to land his shots.

 

“Pacquiao was credited with landing 224 of 585 punches to just 83 of 402 for De La Hoya.

 

"’We knew we had him after the first round,’ Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach said. ‘He had no legs, he was hesitant and he was shot.’"

 

Here is another proof that the farce of a fight had an abnormality that should merit an investigation by the boxing officials of Nevada. Normally a boxer’s weight increases after the official weigh-in, as he could now eat and drink regularly. But according also to FoxSports.com, Mr. De la Hoya’s weight even went down after the weigh-in: “De La Hoya not only dropped down to fight for the first time at 147 pounds in seven years, but actually came into the ring unofficially weighing less than Pacquiao. Both fighters got on scales in their dressing rooms and De La Hoya was 147 while Pacquiao was 148 and a half.” Mr. Pacquiao weighed 142 pounds at the weigh-in.

 

As my earlier article said, the bout was only about the money. FoxSports.com confirmed that Mr. “Pacquiao earned his biggest purse ever, a guaranteed $11 million, while (Mr.) De La Hoya was expected to make at least twice that in a fight by the time all the pay-per-view revenues are totaled up.”

 

To read the FoxSports.com article in its entirety, please go to this hyperlink: http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/8903162

 

Perhaps the boxing authorities of the Great State of Nevada should investigate this fight and confiscate all the boxers’ earnings from the farce of a fight and donate them to charity. # # #

 

To read Bobby Reyes’ blog in the FoxSports.com, please click on this link:

http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/Mediabcla

 

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Comments (1)
1 Saturday, 11 April 2009 16:40
Boxing is always rigged and all hyped. he American gangsters have taken over the sports. Just like those wrestling violence contrived to delighrt the audeince.

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