Sunday, December 07, 2008
Wheeee Yahoo! Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for winning the Dream Match versus Oscar Dele Hoya!!!! Manny just proved to the world that he is the best pound for pound fighter. Another proud moment for us Filipinos and a great sports history created today. Photo: Sorry can't find a big fireworks photo to congratulate Manny Pacquiao now, so i settled in posting this very beautiful chandelier inside the Manila Hotel that looks like a fireworks too.
I've collated some news around the world, hailing our own Manny, for your enjoyment to read and for my record as well, this is truly one remarkable boxing history!
Pacquiao WINS!!! - MANILA, Philippines -- Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao stopped Oscar "Golden Boy" de la Hoya in 8 rounds of their "Dream Match" Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) before a sellout crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the world.
Pacquiao TKO Dela Hoya - In a cross divisional "Dream Match" fought at welterweight poundage, WBC lightweight champion and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs) scored an impressive, one-sided eighth round TKO over legendary six division former champion Oscar De La Hoya (39-5, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The quicker Pacquiao got off to a strong start, connecting with lead straight lefts and continually beating the Golden Boy to the punch. Oscar got untracked a bit in round five landing a good flurry, but Pacquiao regained command in the sixth and battered Oscar on the ropes in the seventh. Oscar's left eye was swelling shut. It was all Pacquiao in round eight and Oscar's corner stopped the fight after the eighth.
Pacquiao pummels Dela Hoya - Manny Pacquiao dominated his bigger and more famous opponent from the opening bell Saturday night, giving Oscar De La Hoya such a beating he 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.
Manny Pacquiao dominated Oscar de la Hoya - "He's just a great fighter," said De La Hoya. "I have nothing bad to say about him. He prepared like a true champion."
Pacquiao era begins - Manny Pacquiao unequivocally established himself as the finest fighter in the world Saturday. But he accomplished an even more stunning feat when he not only defeated Oscar De La Hoya but battered him into retirement with a shockingly one-sided victory in their welterweight bout before 15,001 at the MGM Grand Garden.