De La Hoya-Pacquiao Discussion (Spoilers)

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DCRage
12/6/08 6:22:21PM
Those who want to discuss the boxing megafight tonight between Oscar De La Hoya & Manny Pacquiao and the undercard are welcome to do so here.
Undercard fights begin at 7:30 PM ET and can be seen on ESPN360, PPV begins at 9 PM ET (HBO PPV), the main event is scheduled to start at or around 11:15 PM ET. ESPN.com will have running PBP and an unofficial scorecard for the main event.

On paper, the tale of the tape generally favors Oscar, he comes in with a 4 inch height advantage (5'10" to 5'6") and a 5-6 inch reach advantage (72-73" to 67"). Oscar weighed in at 145, Manny at 142. The limit for this fight was 147.

ESPN Punch-By-Punch Coverage Page

Undercard results:
Roberto Marroquin beat Isaac Hidalgo by 1st-round TKO.
Adrien Broner beat Scott Furney by TKO at 1:14 of round 1.
Jose Angel Beranza beat Jesus Manuel Rojas by unanimous decision, 80-72, 79-73, 78-74.
Danny Jacobs beat Victor Lares by TKO at 2:39 of round 2.
Danny Oscar Garcia beat Luis Alfredo Lugo by unanimous decision, 80-71, 80-72, 79-73.
Juan Manuel Lopez beat Sergio Medina by KO at 1:18 of round 1.
Victor Ortiz beat Jeffrey Resto by TKO at 1:13 of round 2.

Main Event: Manny Pacquiao beat Oscar De La Hoya by TKO (fighter quits) after round 8.
cmill21
12/6/08 7:40:13PM
Curious to see the fight time weight. I wish the UFC would do that to.
bustin_mma
12/6/08 8:58:18PM
I think I might actually order this. It would be the first boxing event that I have ever bought.
DCRage
12/6/08 9:14:05PM
The promoters might appreciate that. Bob Arum was talking about how they expected this to do up to 1.8 million buys. But with the economy the way it is, among other factors, some early opinions I've read say even 1 million is a safer best-case.
DCRage
12/6/08 9:18:13PM

Posted by cmill21

Curious to see the fight time weight. I wish the UFC would do that to.


On ESPN's "Fight Credential" blog, they are saying that HBO will report tonight that Manny will weigh 151 tonight, Oscar will weigh 156.
Aaronno9
12/6/08 11:00:12PM
I hope this fights as good as ive built it up to be in my head. Carl Froch picked up his W tonight which was nice, but itd be awesome if oscar could score the upset.
DCRage
12/6/08 11:03:15PM
ESPN's blog has started PBP, they're doing the national anthems now. You'll also be able to vote on who won each round and they'll have an UNOFFICIAL scorecard. I'll update after each round. Interesting way to follow it tonight, track boxing while I listen to MMA Nation.

Edit: We're underway! It's a pro-Manny crowd.
DCRage
12/6/08 11:20:18PM
ESPN's Dan Rafael scores round 1 10-9 Pacquiao.

Rafael scores round 2 10-9 Pacquiao. 20-18 Pacquiao.
Aaronno9
12/6/08 11:22:10PM
Manny is looking sick. Oscars going down if it keeps going like this.
cmill21
12/6/08 11:25:05PM
This is on mma turf for the guys who want to watch.
DCRage
12/6/08 11:28:21PM
Although he said it was better for Oscar, Rafael again goes 10-9 Pacquiao in round 3. 30-27.
cmill21
12/6/08 11:30:37PM
Manny looks awsome.
Aaronno9
12/6/08 11:30:42PM
40-36 pacman.
DCRage
12/6/08 11:31:23PM
From ESPN's blog: "ROUND 4: Pacquiao is dropping his hands but he can't pull the trigger. Freddie Roach called it!"

Rafael scores it 10-9 Pacquiao. 40-36.

Rafael scores round 5 10-9 Pacquiao. 50-45.

Rafael scores round 6 10-9 Pacquiao. 60-54.
cmill21
12/6/08 11:43:27PM
Manny absolutly destroyed him in the 7th.
DCRage
12/6/08 11:44:36PM
Rafael scores round 7 10-8 Pacquiao. 70-62. I'm surprised it hasn't been stopped.

Edit: Could it be over now after 8? Blog says "discussion goign on in the corner".

2nd edit: IT'S OVER! De La Hoya quits!

Rafael scores round 8 10-9 Pacquiao. 80-71.
bustin_mma
12/6/08 11:47:32PM
ROUND 8: De La Hoya quits!
cmill21
12/6/08 11:48:13PM
Wow. Domination. Hopefully Floyd will come out of retirement and fight manny.
Aaronno9
12/6/08 11:49:33PM
It was oscars call to stop the fight to. Seemed like his corner where willing to give him one more round. Not that i blame him, that fight was over. Manny looked incredible. I think he could be tempted to stay at that weight if Maywether mans up and gives him a fight. I just hope he doesnt fight hatton becouse itl be an absolute beatdown! At least hed have a small chance against oscar.
DCRage
12/6/08 11:52:17PM
The Phillippines are throwing the world's biggest party right now. Their hero has come through again. Too bad I'm not with my grandfather's family in California, the Filipino contingent there is also partying right now. Obviously I'm happy with the outcome as i really wanted Manny to win.

That'll do it for me. Good night, and good luck.
owen1
12/7/08 12:02:41AM
Manny was awesome.That was a complete domination,I dont think many people predicted Manny would win by stopage.The speed was a big difference but Mannys movement was great too.Hatton or Mayweather next I hope.
I think Manny would beat Hatton but Mayweather is a bad match for him IMO.
cmill21
12/7/08 12:08:59AM

Posted by owen1

Manny was awesome.That was a complete domination,I dont think many people predicted Manny would win by stopage.The speed was a big difference but Mannys movement was great too.Hatton or Mayweather next I hope.
I think Manny would beat Hatton but Mayweather is a bad match for him IMO.



I think he would destroy Hatton. I agree though it would be a really tough fight to face Flloyd.
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