Friday, December 6, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/6/08 Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya

On this Day in Fistiana...

Manny Pacquiao versus Oscar De La Hoya

December 6, 2008

On this day in 2008 Manny Pacquiao surprised a lot of experts when he leapfrogged the 140 pound division and went up from beating David Diaz for a lightweight belt to challenging Oscar De La Hoya for the unofficial title of box-office darling, pay-per-view powerhouse. And if you listen to the commentary of Jim Lampley in the vieo below you'd think Manny split the atom and set the land speed record all in the little ring. 
Oscar really never has a chance, although he does land several body shots that made the 3rd and the 5th slightly more competitive than every other round in which Manny pelts Oscar with regularity.

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