- 05/24/2012, 11:46PM ET
HomertheGreek said 05/25, 12:18 AM
Oscar was way over the hill and drained from losing all the weight.
Biggest win--> destroying Miguel Cotto
Cotto is one of the best in the world, and still in his prime.
Pac also won his seventh world title in seven weight divisions. First time ever.
other fights better then the de la Hoya win: Morales, Barrera, and Hatton.
XXPCHXX-HOME ALONE said 05/25, 01:23 AM
Pacquaio RETIRED De la Hoya...
Pacquaio's the "mexicutioner"..
De La Hoya is #39 on Espn's greatest ever, one ahead of Holyfield.
This guy was a CASH COW.... still is!!!! lmao..
I always hear the babies cry when you try to give Pacquiao credit over De la Hoya..
he was old..
he was slow..
Whatever, he was a LOt bigger than Manny.. I remember that was the Hoya's fans arguments coming into the fight.
Pacquaio slaughtered De La Hoya, it was quite sad. Pacquaio's fight wtith Cotto was GREAT, but Cotto only won like 2 or 3 rounds in that fight. I think Pacquaio sending Golden Boy home, late or not, was monumental for his status, and is his biggest victory..
HomertheGreek said 05/25, 01:35 AM
de la Hoya was pretty much retired. He just wanted to make one last huge paycheck, and thought that he had a chance because he was taller. this was probably Pac's sixth or seventh best fight, because Oscar didn't put up a fight.
yes I know that nickname he has. That's why i said even the Morales and Barrera fights were way better wins.
you really think de la hoya was a bigger win then the Cotto fight? i don't know a boxing fan that thinks this at all. Pacquiao destroyed and TKO'd Cotto, while Maywheather could only muster up a decision victory.
bada$s Cotto in his prime vs. washed up and pretty much done de la hoya??
So what if he was a cash cow? doesn't make it the biggest fight for Pac.
it was a slaughter the whole fight, and that's why it really wasn't his biggest fight. no challenge whatsoever. that was going to be Oscar's last fight anyway didn't matter.
the Cotto fight earned him another title, against a great fighter still going strong.
XXPCHXX-HOME ALONE said 05/25, 01:43 AM
Like i said, De La Hoya's a star, whether you like it or not..
This guy can sing, dance, gel his hair, and puts huge deposits in the bank.
De La Hoya's names rings more bells than Cotto, and last i checked, Cotto lost to Joshua Clottey. (Clottey robbed)Please back me up on that below, Bucky!
Pacquaio at the end of the day, was De La Hoya's last fight, De La Hoya believed he still had it, or wanted to prove it in the ring. De La Hoya lost a split decision to Mayweather, Pacquaio, he just beat the snot outta the future hall of famer, and made him look anything but his gi-normous nickname..
HomertheGreek said 05/25, 01:54 AM
i'm looking at the perspective of the two fights, not that Oscar gels his hair
Sure, he fought de la hoya and made a lot of money, but what did he really gain out of that fight? maybe a little more media, but Pac was already hyped with from his bouts with Morales and Barrera.
With the Cotto fight, Pacquiao fought a real contender, who wasn't just a washed up and over the hill boxer. Cotto was a world champion, and I believe he was undefeated at the time (or had one loss to that Margarito).
Pacquiao not only won another world title in this fight, he proved to everyone that he can fight with the best of the best in the world, as he jumped up to his seventh different weight class.
it was really impressive the number of times he dropped Cotto to the ground.
again, you can't say beating up on a guy that should have retired is rated over TKOing a champion.
get of Oscar's nuts!
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