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 read more

Barcelona ‘to offer star player to Chelsea in exchange for Eden Hazard’

first_img LIVING THE DREAM Barcelona will try to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer in a player plus cash deal, according to reports.The Catalan giants wish to bring Hazard to Spain after six seasons at Stamford Bridge, though they face competition for Belgium international’s signature from LaLiga rivals Real Madrid. TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer news However, Barcelona remain keen on the former Lille star, and a report by Onda Cero – quoted in Sport – claims the Camp Nou club are prepared to offer a player plus cash deal to Chelsea in an attempt to bring Hazard to Catalonia.According to the report, Ousmane Dembele, the France forward, is the player Barca are said to be willing to sacrifice in exchange for Hazard, just a year on from the 21-year-old’s arrival at Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Hazard, the forward, has already hinted at a potential departure from west London, saying last week: “After 6 wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different, certainly after this World Cup.“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.“You know my preferred destination.”These comments have led to a scramble for Hazard, though Real are said to be unwilling to match Chelsea’s valuation of the 27-year-old. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Dembele capped his debut season at Barcelona by winning the World Cup with France Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Hazard’s future as a Chelsea player is uncertain RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 IN DEMAND Dembele, who was part of France’s World Cup winning squad, made just 23 appearances in all competitions last season after suffering a hamstring injury in his first league start that ruled him out for four months. He returned in January but quickly picked up another injury that kept him out for a further month, but he was back to score against Chelsea when Barca knocked the Blues out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage.last_img read more