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stunning win by Pacquiao

The highly publicized “Dream Match” between world’s boxer best pound for pound Manny Pacquiao and Boxing’s Golden boy Oscar Dela Hoya turn out to be indeed a mismatch.The only difference is that it was Pacquiao who won by stunning upset that could put to an end to the colorful boxing career of dela Hoya.

It was so stunning that dela hoya did not continue the fight anymore before the ninth bell rings.

As so called ring experts told that it will be dela hoya coming out with spectacular performance and put Pacquiao away by knockout or decision, it was the other way around.

Dela hoya was obviously given his last boxing lesson.

Not to take away anything from dela hoya but i think he is done as far as fighting in the ring is concern.

He had already shown his capabilities and surely be remembered and revered as one of the finest boxer in his era but it is time to go.

Pacman really is the toast of boxing right now.

With the help of trainer/coach Freddie Roach, he was phenomenon it the fight.

Clear fight plan and superb conditioning.

He had also close escape from the punches of dela hoya but he overcome them all.

Pacquiao deserves all the credit!!!

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PACQUIAO WILL WIN OVER DELA HOYA

The world’s best pound for pound boxer Manny Pacquiao will prevail over Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya. Both had a easy weigh in and they look in the best shape of their lives.

From what i saw in photos the much emphasized height and reach advantage or in general the so called bigger dela hoya factor is practically gone as they are obviously in the same weight now.

What is glaring is Pacquiao looks much fresher.

He seem very comfortable with his weight.

The betting is also closing in.

The once stood 2-1 in favor of dela hoya is fast becoming even.

Dela hoya will still favorite but once the bell rings it will be fighter vs fighter, dela hoya vs pacquiao, experience vs youth.

the so called general view that good bigman will prevail over a good small men does not always holds true.

The Pacquiao vs Dela Hoya fight will prove it.

Because the good small man here is better that the good big man.

Foremost reason, the small man happens to have the biggest heart of the two.

Yes Manny Pacquiao secret is his fighting heart.

It is his edge and it will be the x-factor in this fight.

Pacman by decision.

PREDICTION: PACQUIAO OVER DELA HOYA

The mega bout of the year, Boxing World’s pound for pound Manny Pacquiao against Boxing’s Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya is nearing!

Both camps have already begun trumpeting their best preparations for the bout.

Both camps predict knockout victory as both trainers assured that their fighters are in the best shape of their lives.

As a humble boxing fan, I predict a victory of Pacquiao over Dela Hoya.

It could be a knockout or decision again with Pacman emerging as victor.

Why I say so.

Again, Pacman’s speed and youth will be the huge difference.

Speed to overcome Dela Hoya’s power and height.

Dela Hoya’s age and recent performance are enough evidence.

The golden boy is old 35 not young 35.

His showings in his last three bouts are lacklustre.

His only escape I believe is scoring a knockout in the early rounds.

If he connects with his so called vaulted power surely Pacman’s chance will end there.

I am sure that Pacman will never recover in case he got hit because Dela Hoya’s power will bee too much for me to shake off or withstand.

If he got hit, surely he can not run and be at the Golden Boy’s mercy.

Anyway I assume that Pacman’s trainer has antidote for that and Pacman knows too well of such reality.

If Pacman survives the 5th round and still remain unhurt, he will coast for a knockout or decision victory.

I have the highest respect to Dela Hoya.

He is probably one of the greatest boxer ever produce though not among the all time greats in the level of Mohammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano and others.

At this time, he is way past his prime.

If the bout is staged two years earlier even with Pacman at the peak of his career, Dela Hoya will surely come out the winner.

As Pacman’s trainer Freddie Roach said, he can’t pull the trigger already and it is undeniable.

How will Pacquiao win against dela hoya???

The most awaited fight of the year is cemented and starting to gather voluminous comments and analysis.

The Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya the six time world boxing champ against Manny Pacquiao, four time world champion and currently the world’s best pound for pound fighter.

Now how can Pacquiao win in the fight of his life.

First he must be at his best form and complete mind set for the bout.

Pacquiao’s best is really something that Dela Hoya would not want because it has been proven in the past that if the Pacman fights in his best element he is very dangerous and capable of an upset against the highly favored bigger and more experience foe.

His mindset must into the fight. He lose to future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales in their fight bout because of obvious over confident thinking that Morales was for easy picking. When they clashed, Morales turn out to be the best his opponent so far that time he had met which eventually resulted to his last defeat.

When they had their rematch and eventually their third battle, the pacman was much prepared and had put his mind into it. It resulted to convincing fashion victory.

Another advantage for Pacquiao in his upcoming dela hoya bout is his tremendous hand speed and youth.

It goes with saying that he quicker than dela hoya which is his answer to the five inches reach advantage of his opponent.

Move around him and try to go inside.

This can be done because he is much younger at 29 compared to dela hoya’s 35 summers.

Pacquiao  should go to the body in the early rounds to weaken the dela hoya’s body and hope that he will bring down his defenses to open for head hunting.

It is in the latter rounds that pacman will have a chance to win by knockout or points if he will be able to out box dela hoya which i must advice to be his aim.

Pacquiao should also listen to Freddie Roach’s game plan and practice it and perform to perfection during the bout.

Remember that Roach, a two-time trainer of the year awardee, knows how dela hoya fight by like the palm of his hand having handled and was at his corner when he fought the former world pound for pound best boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr though it was a defeat.

Roach have a clear idea on what is dela hoya’s strength and weaknesses. He will surely impart that all to Manny.

Another is for Pacquiao to start finding much bigger sparing mates.

For him to feel the power of the legitimate welter weight and middle weight fighters.

Their punchers are much harder.

Last is for pacman to ask for guidance from the lord.

Pacquiao vs dela hoya:Pacquiao self distracting again?????

Posted in my views and opinions by lawinthemountainer on September 4, 2008
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The much hype and mega bout of boxing superstar and legend Oscar Dela Hoya and boxing most exciting and current boxing’s best pound for pound Manny is taking a new twist.

Aside from the boxing bout, Pacquiao is again hot this time in his political plans as he was recently sworn in as Kampi member, a political party of the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The new political development in Pacquiao’s case again put added distraction to Manny even tough he immediately shrugged off.

Obviously there is and will be distractions again.

His training will surely be affected.

Why? because he had open again an avenue for people from all ways of life, all with different interest to approached him.

His obvious interest in politics will force him to bend and give attention to people not related to his upcoming mutli million fight.

Pacquiao is already the under dog and will be hard press to win in this bout and still find another distraction.

Dela Hoya or more popular as the golden boy will put everything on the line in this bout so expect him to give his all.

Beside the recent betting in the world’s gambling capital, La Vegas, show that he is the clear winner as of the moment.

Will the bettors put their hard earn dollars just in exchange for nothing.

Pacquiao should connect now with his world famous trainer freddie roach.

Roach had always been very honest and straight forward in his comment for Pacquiao be it in his favor and against him because of his concern to his prized catch ward.

Pacquiao admitted that he will be in for the fight of life. he should show signs and start proving it.

Forget for now politics, it will not help but deter his slim chances.

think after he hang his golden gloves.

For now concentrate on boxing because it is where he made a name for himself and currently on top of the world.

Dela Hoya vs Pacquiao on

The confirmed between boxing box office superstar Oscar ” Golden Boy” Dela Hoya and Manny ” Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s hottest commodity will be surely the one of the most anticipated and talk about bout of the year.

Dela Hoya a six time world title holder, with hollywood charisma, boxing superstar and currently the top boxing promoter of the world

On the other hand, Manny Pacquiao, the current hottest and most exciting boxer in the world and the Philippines’ national pride.

A mere scratching the surface of the fighters’ boxing career and achievements, you are guaranteed of a hell of a fight.

Let us go to their obvious advantages.

For Dela Hoya, his height, about 5 inches reach advantage and experience.

He is not a six time world boxing title holder for nothing despite his ripe age now of 36.

The Barcelona Olympics 1992 Olympics gold medalist certainly knows what are the things stakes in the fight and he will surely summon all his best to produce again another outstanding fight.

For the Pacman, his speed and youth will be his clear edge.

No doubt that he has the fastest hands in his division.

No less than his last opponent, David Diaz stated to his corner in the sixth round of their bout when he said that pacman is just too fast.

The pacman is the currently at the peak of his storied boxing career.

At 29, he has all the best elements in his system to face the biggest fight in his career.

Over all it will be a bout between youth and experience

Excellent small boxer against a big but fading fighter.

Again a bout to watch.

Early choice of boxing pundits is dela hoya.

They found that his edge in height and weight is just too much to be overcome by pacquiao’s sharpness and speed.

Many think that it is a mismatch but that is too much belittling the capabilities of pacman.

Do not forget that like Dela Hoya, Pacquiao can overcome so many adversaries in his life and look where he is now.

Pacquiao is a rare find and will give Dela Hoya the fight he will never forget and in some way regret.

Watch out for the fight of the decade!!!!

pacquiao vs dela hoya

Hearing from Filipino’s most popular athlete, boxer manny pacquiao, it seems that they are pushing for him to face world’s most popular and celebrated boxer today Oscar dela hoya.

Pacquiao is being groom to battle the golden boy in his farewell fight before finally hanging up his gloves.

This is the fight that pacman will gain everything.

He is surely the underdog and of course perceived to fall under the much taller dela hoya who will have at least clear three inches height advantage.

Pacman who is at the height of his popularity not only in his country, Philippines, but all over the world will still have a fighting chance.

As pointed out by his celebrated and outspoken trainer Freddie Roach, dela hoya is not the same as he was five years ago.

To say it straight, he is well pass his prime and will likely will wilt under the active attack of pacman.

Money wise, they will both get their maximum pay.

Probably they are the most bankable fighters today excluding of course the retired floyd may weather and ricky hatto so they will get enjoy all the possible perks.

Lo behold however, i think it is the dela hoya camp who will have the final say on the possible mega blockbuster bout.

Dela hoya’s legacy is at stake and he will surely wanted that his final fight will be something he will be positively remembered.

Without doubt dela hoya will be the odds favorite in case the fight materialized.

That is why this early, roach is stating some conditions like having the weigh in the day the fight itself to avoid too much weight discrepancies.

Pacquiao’s camp also is proposing the 147 lbs fight weight which is their best option while dela hoya will likely to press for 150 lbs.

It is a very interesting and intriguing fight if it will happen.

Pacquiao vs Valero?

Posted in my views and opinions by lawinthemountainer on July 2, 2008
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the search is on for the next opponent of the world’s best pound for pound boxer today and Philippines’ pride Manny Pacquiao.

On top of the list is Edwin Valero, the devastating fighter from Venezuela.

News circulating states that Valero has the inside track of the November 8 slated fight of Pacquiao.

Now is he the best opponent to choose if one is given the chance?

From my end I say no.

Why?

For some simple and practical reasons.

Valero will have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

Valero has an incredible boxing record of 24 wins no loss with all his wins by knockout including 19 in the first round.

He is currently the reigning World Boxing Association super-featherwieght champion.

Valero, 26 and managed by Akihiko Honda is no push over and obviously again a very dangerous opponent.

I find it too risky for Pacquiao to face Valero considering his status. When risk everything if you have other ways to still avoid it.

Why not face Ricky Hatton of Great Britain or Jose Casamayor.

In case he square off against Englishman Hatton even in his current 140 lbs division, super-lightweight, he will be up against an equally popular fighter and with fan or support base.

It will be i think Pacquiao best option.

After the fight it will be time for Manny to think of retiring. That will be again another piece. . .

Is pacquiao now the greatest Filipino boxer?

The devastating win of Filipino ring gladiator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against the badly beaten and dethrone Mexican- American David Diaz again will resurrect the question is manny pacquiao now the greatest boxer of all times the Philippines ever produced?

Before the entry of Pacman, it was no doubt the Gabriel “Flash Elorde was considered and almost handsdown choice of many especially our boxing analysts and scholars.

Even when Pacquiao began showing what stuff he was made of.

His meteorically climb to  become one of the most exciting fighter of his generation did not move many of the Elorde believers.

More so when some of Pacman’s outside the ring activities were being expose to tri-media and his humiliating loss in his first political try in 2007.

The once poor boy from General Santos City however elected to make some changes and move to the better and proper direction.

Pacman eventually upped even his boxing popularity and even further improved his boxing prowess as shown by his wins against future hall of Famers Mexicans Erick “El Terrible” Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and juan manuel marquez.

His marquez split decision victory set him up to the Diaz fight many thought will be a very crucial fight.

One his last victory was clouded because of the close decision which could have gone neither way.

He is moving up to higher division which is clear five pounds up.

His devastating performance where his showing is considered by his renown trainer Freddie Roach as his best performance ever erase all doubts about his capacities and what is made up as a boxer.

Pacquiao justified is current billing as the best pound for pound boxer today.

He holds now the distinction of the only Filipino fighter to ever win the lightweight belt.

Lastly as the first Asian fighter ever to win four boxing belts in four different divisions.

Pacquiao really has gone a long way and currently the top world boxer undoubtedly.

All of these praises and accolades of Pacquiao did not seem to affect him as he remains humble and true to himself which in my view is even more remarkable.

This can easily be attested by the countless media interviews that he accommodates and still show signs that his feet are well planted to the ground.

From my end I have no doubt that Pacquiao was ever future holds him is now the greatest Filipino fighter of all time.

More so he could contend himself even the Asian best produced boxer.

(the above post is my humble opinion as a sport fanatic and a boxing fan)