Oscar De La Hoya: Manny Pacquiao best fighter I’ve faced

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The list goes on, but De La Hoya saved the best for last in Manny Pacquiao, who turned out to be his farewell fight in 2009.“Probably Pacquiao,” De La Hoya, who won 10 titles in six divisions, said when asked who was the best fighter he faced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’For De La Hoya, Pacquiao was the total package.“I think his determination, his conditioning, his skill, his power, his speed, his footwork. He was probably one of the fighters I’ve most appreciated.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo, Manuel in the spotlight as San Miguel, Alaska clash All those were in full display when Pacquiao cut the much bigger De La Hoya down to size and forced him to quit on his stool at the end of the eighth round in 2008.De La Hoya, who owns Golden Boy Promotions, is in Kuala Lumpur to promote “The Fight of Champions,” the biggest boxing event in Malaysia since the great Muhammad Ali beat Joe Bugner in 1975.Pacquiao is facing Lucas Matthysse, who is signed with Golden Boy, in the headliner for the WBA welterweight title.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West FILE — Manny Pacquiao (R) hits Oscar De La Hoya in the fifth round of their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 6, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPKUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya fought the biggest names in boxing throughout his professional career that spanned from 1992 to 2009.De La Hoya embraced the challenge in fighting the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad, Shane Mosley, Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather Jr.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIESlast_img

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