In a latest video, De La Hoya gave his opinion on the outstanding profession of ‘PacMan’ and his willingness to proceed combating on the age of 42.
In an interview with Struggle Hype, ‘The Golden Boy’ mentioned:
“Pacquiao is Pacquiao, he’s a legend, he is the very best, I feel he’ll most likely go down as the best fighter that we have seen, ever!… It was a privilege watching his battle and it is most likely the tip of an period…”
Analyzing Pacquiao’s efficiency towards Ugas, the Mexican-American boxing legend mentioned:
“I feel that Manny Pacquiao seemed good, simply Ugas did not make him look good. Being 44 I feel he was, Pacquiao, he truly seemed good, he seemed good. He went 12 laborious rounds with a youthful man.”
De La Hoya additionally recalled his battle with the Filipino during which he suffered a technical knockout loss towards a main Manny Pacquiao.
“And that is the issue with us fighters, you recognize, we go for the youthful man. It occurred with me and Manny Pacquiao when he kicked my a** as a result of he was the youthful man.”
Watch Oscar De La Hoya’s full interview with FightHype beneath:
Manny Pacquiao gave Oscar De La Hoya his worst defeat contained in the boxing ring
‘The Golden Boy’ confronted Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008 on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
De La Hoya took a beating and absorbed laborious photographs all through the battle till his nook stopped it after the eighth spherical. Pacquiao was forward on all three of the judges’ scorecards earlier than the stoppage.
After the bout, Pacquiao’s head coach Freddie Roach acknowledged:
“We knew we had him after the primary spherical. He had no legs, he was hesitant and he was shot.”
The bout turned out to be Oscar De La Hoya’s ultimate battle in his legendary profession. However De La Hoya is now returning to the ring.
On June 17, it was introduced that De La Hoya would enter the squared circle once more for an exhibition bout towards UFC veteran Vitor Belfort on September 11 beneath the promotional banner of Triller.