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HBO Sports To Present The Exclusive Replay, DE LA HOYA vs. PACQUIAO Tomorrow! Saturday, December 13 on HBO

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 12, 2008) — HBO Sports will present Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao, the exclusive replay of their welterweight showdown, Tomorrow! Saturday, December 13 (4:45 p.m. ET / 1:45 p.m. PT with a same night replay at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Pacquiao, the WBC lightweight champion, moved up two weight classes and 12 pounds, ... Read More »

“I’m not shocked”

Afterwards came the usual self-assured grin. In the swollen left eye there may even have been a glimmer. The entire façade of certainty to uphold. That was the one and only game plan. “I’m not shocked,” said Oscar De La Hoya of being humiliated by the lightweight champion of the world. He sure looked shocked. De La Hoya was beaten ... Read More »

Pacquiao non comittal on a possible Mayweather showdown

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao would only celebrate. He would not speculate. There was no answer to questions about whether Pacquiao would like to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a news conference late Saturday after his stunning TKO upset of Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand.. “You know, I just fight,” Pacquiao said after he left De La ... Read More »

PACQUIAO BEATS UP DE LA HOYA OVER EIGHT!!!

LAS VEGAS — It was called the Dream Match. Manny Pacquiao’s dream. Oscar De La Hoya’s nightmare. A dominant Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs, 31 KOS) beat up De La Hoya and left him looking like the shell he was before opening bell. Saturday night at the MGM Grand An era ended on the stool. De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) ... Read More »

FOLLOW DE LA HOYA – PACQUIAO LIVE!!!!!!

Follow all the action from The MGM Grand in Las Vegas when ten-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya takes on pound for pound kind, Manny Pacquiao in “The Dream Mach”. The action begins at 9pm eastern with a 3 fight undercard that will feature Danny Jacobs; A 122 pound world title match featuring Juan Manuel Lopez and Sergio Medina ... Read More »

De La Hoya -Pacquiao staff picks

Marc Abrams When the bout was first announced, I liked Pacquiao. But after much thinking and talking to some “Insiders” I think that size does matter (despite what people may say) and I cant get over Pacquiao gettin drilled out as a flyweight some years ago. i know Pacquiao blamed weight issues but whats going to happen when a big ... Read More »

UNDERCARD WEIGH-IN STORY FROM LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS –Junior-welterweight Victory Ortiz was cool, calm collected and right on target at the weigh-in Friday, just a day after he was target in a potential legal tug-of war that could pit Top Rank against Golden Boy, co-promoters for the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar De La Hoya showdown. Ortiz (22-1-1, 17 KOs), who jumped from Top Rank to Golden Boy after ... Read More »

De La Hoya – Pacquiao weigh-in story

LAS VEGAS – George Lopez kept it light. So did Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao. De La Hoya and Pacquiao both came in under the 147-pound limit Friday as Lopez delivered punch lines in front of several thousand fans who chanted, rocked and rolled at a weigh-in and laugh-in. De La Hoya was 145 pounds and Pacquiao 142 ... Read More »

De La Hoya will have to wrap his hands differently

LAS VEGAS — Oscar De La Hoya will have to tape his hands differently tonight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand after Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach complained to Golden Boy Promotions, De La Hoya’s company, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Roach said De La Hoya’s corner was applying two-inch wide tape between his knuckles. The tape can ball ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

Oscar De La Hoya 145 – Manny Pacquiao 142 Victor Ortiz 140 – Jeffrey Resto 140 Juan Manuel Lopez 122 – Sergio Medina 142 Daniel Jacobs 162 – Victor Lares 165 Richie MEPRANUM 113 – Cesar Lopez 114 Danny Garcia 142 – Luis Alfredo Lugo 138 Jesus Rojas 123 – Jose Angel Baranza 122 Adrian Broner 132 – Scott Furney ... Read More »

“THE GOLDEN CHILD” OPENS UP FOR “THE GOLDEN BOY” ON DEC.6 PAY-PER-VIEW OPENING BOUT

LOS ANGELES, December 4 – Before “The Golden Boy”, Oscar de la Hoya, enters the ring for his super fight this Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s brightest young prospect, Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, will put his perfect 12-0 record on the line against Victor Lares in the HBO Pay-Per-View opener at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las ... Read More »

Roach playing mind games with Oscar

LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said he urged Oscar De La Hoya to see a sports psychologist when he was in De La Hoya’s corner before the loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. De La Hoya refused. So, now, Roach is trying to do what a psychologist might have done: Get into De La Hoya’s head. “Of course,’’ ... Read More »

VERSUS TO AIR FIGHT NIGHT SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 8 P.M. ET

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 4, 2008)—VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition, will air a special Fight Night presentation on Thursday, December 4 beginning at 8 p.m. ET which will feature two classic fights: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas and Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales II. The two-hour special presentation replaces the fight between Winky Wright and Michi ... Read More »

De La Hoya – Pacquaio final press conference: The Final Sell

LAS VEGAS – There wasn’t much news. There never is at a boxing news conference. But there were promises, politics, one-liners and lots of sell-sell-selling Wednesday in some well-orchestrated theater staged for the media in the final formal news conference for the real show, the Oscar-De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao fight Saturday night at the MGM Grand. De La Hoya did ... Read More »

De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao – Side by Side

As the mega-fight between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya is upon us, many of us are still pondering who would actually win. The small windmill that is Pacquiao, or the calculated boxer that is De La Hoya? 15rounds.com’s very own Joon Lee and Arben Paloka break down four key factors that will play a ... Read More »

RICHARD SCHAEFER AND BOB ARUM CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions: Yes, it is indeed fight week for the biggest fight of our sport. This is our Super Bowl, the two most popular, most exciting fighters of our generation will face off this coming Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be shown live on HBO Pay-Per-View, and it’s going to ... Read More »

VERSUS TO AIR FIGHT NIGHT SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 8 P.M. ET

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 2, 2008)—VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition, will air a special Fight Night presentation on Thursday, December 4 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The two-hour special presentation, which will air in advance of the highly anticipated December 6, De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight, will feature two classic fights: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando ... Read More »

LORDS A LEAPING

I’ve never warmed up to the idea of “The Dream Match,” Saturday night’s event featuring Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya. To me, it’s a dream match only in a financial sense. Competitively, it has only the names of the participants to sell to those who don’t know any better. Pacquiao, 47-3-2 (35), a national hero in his native ... Read More »

PUBLIC INVITED TO MANNY PACQUIAO’S GRAND ARRIVAL AT MANDALAY BAY! Tomorrow! Tuesday, December 2 at 11 A.M. PT

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 1, 2008) – Citizens of the Pacman Nation, “REJOICE!” Boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and five-division world champion MANNY PACQUIAO makes his Official Grand Arrival Tomorrow! Tuesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. PT. Pacquiao and his trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach will arrive at the front porte cachere of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (The Official Resort ... Read More »

Oscar and Manny: Curiosity, money and an empty 45?

Go ahead, admit it. No matter how much of a purist you are, no matter how much you ridiculed this fight’s announcement, no matter how much you see this spectacle as the eulogy of a decadent era, the fact is you are damn curious to see its first minute. The first minute of Oscar De La Hoya versus Manny Pacquiao, ... Read More »

“DE LA HOYA WILL KNOW HOW CHAVEZ FELT!”

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 28, 2008) — Two-time BWAA Trainer of the Year, World-Famous Freddie Roach is confident that his charge MANNY PACQUIAO, boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and five-division world champion, will not only beat “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya, but will knock him out within nine rounds. “Oscar is 35 and a part-time fighter. It’s obvious that ... Read More »

De La Hoya-Pacquiao: Intrigue & skepticism

On a day for leftovers, there are reasons to be grateful amid all of the usual turkeys, but a chance to say thanks, or maybe no thanks, is waiting on one of those fights that includes all of the trimmings, yet questions about whether it can live up to plate full of hype. There is as much skepticism as there ... Read More »

DE LA HOYA TAKES THE CAKE!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 27, 2008) — Six-division world champion OSCAR DE LA HOYA reportedly beat up … A CARNEGIE DELI CHEESECAKE! Reports are sketchy, but it appears that an irate De La Hoya committed Pastrycide on the 11.25-pound, 12-inch antioxidant-rich chocolate cheesecake sent as a Thanksgiving gift to him at his training camp in Big Bear Lake, Calif. from TEAM ... Read More »

JEFFREY RESTO PREPARES FOR SHOWDOWN WITH VICTOR ORTIZ

BRONX, NY (November 26, 2008) In his hometown gym in the Bronx, NY, three times zones removed from Las Vegas, Jeffrey Resto has been training for the last seven weeks in anticipation of his junior welterweight showdown with Victor Ortiz on December 6th. The Resto/Ortiz bout is the co-main event of THE DREAM MATCH, headlined by the twelve round welterweight ... Read More »

MANNY PACQUIAO/BOB ARUM CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRRIPT

Lee Samuels: We’re talking about “The Dream Match” – Oscar De La Hoya versus Manny Pacquiao. The five-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is here with us. We were with him in Los Angeles yesterday for that wonderful turkey giveaway where fans lined up from 8 o’clock in the morning till noon to see Manny and get their Thanksgiving turkeys. It ... Read More »

LET HIM EAT CAKE!TEAM PACQUIAO BAKES UP THANKSGIVING SURPRISE FOR OSCAR DE LA HOYA

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 25, 2008) – Team Pacquiao has baked up a Thanksgiving surprise for six-time world champion OSCAR DE LA HOYA. De La Hoya has been claiming he’s been walking around the past two weeks at a Twiggy-like 145 pounds (curiously the recent segment of “24/7” showed him weighing 155 pounds), as he prepares for his 12-round welterweight super ... Read More »

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HIGHLIGHT DECEMBER 6 “THE DREAM MATCH” PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2008) – Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank announced the addition of two 12-round title fights to the December 6 pay-per-view undercard of “The Dream Match,” headlined by the 12-round welterweight collision between two of boxing’s biggest attractions OSCAR DE LA HOYA and MANNY PACQUIAO. NABO junior welterweight champion and Top-Five contender “Vicious” VICTOR ORTIZ ... Read More »

“OSCAR WILL BE CARRYING A SUITCASE FULL OF BLUES WHEN HE ENTERS HIS GOLDEN YEARS OF RETIREMENT AS A FIGHTER ON DECEMBER 6.” – World-Famous Freddie Roach

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 13, 2008) — Seer, soothsayer and two-time BWAA Trainer of the Year, World-Famous Freddie Roach, made another bold prediction at his Hollywood-based Wild Card Boxing Club, where he is training five-division world champion and No. 1 Pound-for-Pound fighter MANNY PACQUIAO for his 12-round welterweight super fight against “The Golden Boy” OSCAR DE LA HOYA. “Oscar stated in ... Read More »