De La Hoya - Manny Pacquiao fight Tomorrow!

Hot Sauce

Hall of Fame
I'm watching it! My friend is absolutely nuts about Manny, and I'm gonna watch it at his house. I'm picking Pac Man.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Manny for the win. I think he will figure out (to put it simply) to neutralize the height of Oscar. Oscar also has the tendency to chock in big fights. Will be rooting for Manny. I love him and Freddie. All the best to them tomorrow night. I Hope I will be able to get a feed online like I did for RJJ vs JC

Manny by Split Decision.

Was just about to make a Topic when I saw this, lol. Would be nice if you had a poll, btw
 

Storm_Kyori

Hall of Fame
Golden Boy got his arse kicked by somebody last time he fought. PacMan is going to destroy him. Also during the official weigh-in (?) Oscar looked liked his ribs were caged in, like a chucnk of his abs were missing, while Pacman looked like pure muscle ready to pound on De la Hoya.
 
Boxing is dead... I used to be a huge fan of the sweet science but now I've found MMA / UFC. What does De La Hoya prove tonight if he wins? Not like he's going to contend for a title anymore since he got smoked by Mayweather last year... Oscar's time is over.
 

NickC

Professional
What are the odds on the fight? I'm too lazy to look them up; are they really that stacked in favor of Pacman?
 

Feña14

Legend
I'm being cheap and hoping to find a stream online!

I think De La Hoya will win tonight, and then lose to Hatton next year :)
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Boxing is dead... I used to be a huge fan of the sweet science but now I've found MMA / UFC. What does De La Hoya prove tonight if he wins? Not like he's going to contend for a title anymore since he got smoked by Mayweather last year... Oscar's time is over.
He's not going to contend for a title because his lost too Mayweather. Getting smoked by Mayweather (he didn't get "smoked" but he let himself down) isn't a reason for not contending for belts. He plans on leaving the sport soon. This maybe his last fight. Who ever wins this should probably get the Ricky Hatton (win over Paulie a few weekends ago). But that fight is not worth it IMO.

Boxing is not dead. But it does not get the same ratings as MMA/UFC (ie not as popular). But its not dead, but not in the greatest shape either (just had Boxeo solo and WNF canceled, Boxeo is a major loss)
 

maverick66

Hall of Fame
Golden Boy got his arse kicked by somebody last time he fought. PacMan is going to destroy him. Also during the official weigh-in (?) Oscar looked liked his ribs were caged in, like a chucnk of his abs were missing, while Pacman looked like pure muscle ready to pound on De la Hoya.
he just beat steve forbes so no he didnt get his ass kicked last fight. he lost to mayweather and hopkins. mayweather he lost he had no bussines trying to fight someone as big as hopkins.

its a great matchup as u got a guy trying to really make his name outside the boxing world and someone who is trying to prove he is still great. this normally makes for a good fight but i hope we dont get a rjj vs calzaghe again.
 

am22fcw

Rookie
i think Manny will win in a split decision. Oscar will be able to compete for a while but manny will just wear him down from round 10 on.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
he just beat steve forbes so no he didnt get his ass kicked last fight. he lost to mayweather and hopkins. mayweather he lost he had no bussines trying to fight someone as big as hopkins.

its a great matchup as u got a guy trying to really make his name outside the boxing world and someone who is trying to prove he is still great. this normally makes for a good fight but i hope we dont get a rjj vs calzaghe again.
Rest assured we will not get another JC vs RJJ. I can tell you that. But if Oscar fights his fight it will be boring. He will stay on the outside and use his jab and "box". Hopefully Manny will keep coming in and make it very exciting.
 

MLoutch

Rookie
Manny for the win. I think he will figure out (to put it simply) to neutralize the height of Oscar. Oscar also has the tendency to chock in big fights. Will be rooting for Manny. I love him and Freddie. All the best to them tomorrow night. I Hope I will be able to get a feed online like I did for RJJ vs JC

Manny by Split Decision.

Was just about to make a Topic when I saw this, lol. Would be nice if you had a poll, btw
yea i know but i am kinda new using this and need to look up how to build a poll - my bad -

I'm rooting for manny as i love his story, oscar coming down a weight class (and not having a right jab) for sure is going to put him at a disadvantage
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Just heard unoffically that Manny is coming into the ring tonight at 148 and Oscar is coming in at 147.
 

Feña14

Legend
Yeah, was exhibition stuff really. Similar to Hatton and Calzaghe in the other big fights recently.

Let's hope for some real classics in 2009!
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Yeah, was exhibition stuff really. Similar to Hatton and Calzaghe in the other big fights recently.

Let's hope for some real classics in 2009!
Well we had a few good fights this year. Marquez-Vazquez, Cotto-Margurito, but thats about it. Some big fights coming in 2009. You have Shane Mosely vs Antonio Margurito, Jorge Acre vs Vic Darchinyan (really excited about this one right here). Maybe even a rematch of Cotto-Margurito
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
And not to forget congrats on Enzo and Amir on bouncing back with wins back in England
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Yeah, Froch had an amazing fight aswell this evening. He looks like someone who can hopefully step into Calzaghe's shoes.
Aw forgot about Froch. Saw him once fight on Showtime here in the US. Would like to see him again. He is pretty promising.

Btw, Fena did you catch any of Hatton's commentating? Was he any good? Did he say anything interesting? They showed a quick shot of him with the headset on and talking on HBO PPV.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Floyd/Manny or Hatton/Pacquiao?
Pick em?
Floyd by far. Money talks but I don't see Mayweather coming out to be honest. Ricky will get pummeled against Manny. Manny is just superior and Ricky will just come at him and get destroyed, I can picture it now, Ricky getting KO by a left hook while trying to come in unprotected
 

Feña14

Legend
Aw forgot about Froch. Saw him once fight on Showtime here in the US. Would like to see him again. He is pretty promising.

Btw, Fena did you catch any of Hatton's commentating? Was he any good? Did he say anything interesting? They showed a quick shot of him with the headset on and talking on HBO PPV.
I'm not sure! It was around $25 on Sky Box Office so I found a stream showing the HBO broadcast, i'm cheap like that ;)

Froch is very promising yeah, David Haye looks like he could cause some damage at heavyweight aswell so things are looking quite good over here at the moment.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
I'm not sure! It was around $25 on Sky Box Office so I found a stream showing the HBO broadcast, i'm cheap like that ;)

Froch is very promising yeah, David Haye looks like he could cause some damage at heavyweight aswell so things are looking quite good over here at the moment.
Same here I found an HBO feed. I like David Haye a lot. He is cocky as anything but he is a powerful puncher and real fit guy. He is much more promising then are best thing here in the heavyweight division Chris Arreola. David and Chris are both calling the Klitchsko brothers. I think it would a good for David to actually fight Chris. I think he can beat him (rather easily to be honest). Beating a heavyweight (and I mean heavy) prospect like Chris Arreola, will just build up his confidence. But regardless he needs some more fights at heavyweight. Good start with Montel Barret, but he showed some weaknesses.

Bummed out that Alexander Povetkin injuired himself a couple of weeks back. Really looking forward to his fight against Wladmir.
 
AHAHAHAHHA PACQUIAO!

Anyway, Hatton was watching the fight live, so I bet he's Manny's next opponent. I do want to see Mayweather/Pacquiao though.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
AHAHAHAHHA PACQUIAO!

Anyway, Hatton was watching the fight live, so I bet he's Manny's next opponent. I do want to see Mayweather/Pacquiao though.
Hatton is the logical next opponent. I also would love to see Mayweather fight Pacquiao. Floyd says he wants to stay retired, but he "money" is his nickname
:wink:
 

shintan17

Semi-Pro
I would also love to see Mayweather fights Pacman....Come on...just put s**tload of cash in front of Floyd and he will come back.
 
Boxing is dead... I used to be a huge fan of the sweet science but now I've found MMA / UFC. What does De La Hoya prove tonight if he wins? Not like he's going to contend for a title anymore since he got smoked by Mayweather last year... Oscar's time is over.
As I stated before... what did De La Hoya prove by getting his *** handed to him last night. Even if he would have found a way to stick it out and win a descision it wouldn't have meant anything. I hope that was the end for the Golden Boy - at least in terms of the fight game.
 
AHAHAHAHHA PACQUIAO!

Anyway, Hatton was watching the fight live, so I bet he's Manny's next opponent. I do want to see Mayweather/Pacquiao though.
Hatton is the logical next opponent. I also would love to see Mayweather fight Pacquiao. Floyd says he wants to stay retired, but he "money" is his nickname
:wink:
I would also love to see Mayweather fights Pacman....Come on...just put s**tload of cash in front of Floyd and he will come back.
I thought I heard Mayweather was looking to try out MMA... I think Mayweather will ultimately come out and take on Pacquiao if not for anything other than the huge payday he'll get (i think he's past fighting for the love of the sport).
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
As I stated before... what did De La Hoya prove by getting his *** handed to him last night. Even if he would have found a way to stick it out and win a descision it wouldn't have meant anything. I hope that was the end for the Golden Boy - at least in terms of the fight game.
It was a lose lose for De la Hoya, if he won he would have won against a smaller man who belongs at lightweight on down. But if he lost (which he did) it spells the end of Oscar's career. He even told Freddie that he didn't have it anymore and that freddie was right. He has the habit of effing up the big ones and he did that last night.
 

shintan17

Semi-Pro
In the end, it was all about money for the Golden Boy, I think. $20 million before the retirement doesn't sound bad at all.
 
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