The Philippines is Truly United and Crime Free Today as Pacquiao Brawls with De la Hoya


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Today, the entire Philippines, all 80 million of its residents are fully united. All politicians, whether for or anti government are at peace, Soldiers and insurgents have both declared a cease of operations and street criminals and even hookers are not at work. The entire country, every square inch of it, is 100% safe and crime free today!

They are all going to watch or listen to the live telecast of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De la Hoya Dream Match. Never has the country been as united as they are, every time Pacquiao steps into the ring. The busy streets that are notorious for its monstrous traffic jams are empty. Look outside the office buildings and you will see the parking lots- empty.

That's the kind of effect that Manny Pacquiao has. Even his political opponents spend money just to be able to watch and honestly cheer for him. As the Dream Match rages, this website is providing live updates. Punch by punch, round by round, you will read it here.

Monitor the Pacquiao De la Hoya bout and contribute to the reduction of gas emissions and tranquility in the Philippines. Let us just hope that this peace and unity will last longer than the last time and not at the expense of Pacquiao or De la Hoya's health. May the best man win. May they stay healthy after this.

De la Hoya Vs. Pacquiao “Dream Match”: Pre Fight Analysis and Live Coverage

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Armed with lessons learned from the highly successful Pacquiao Vs. Diaz fight. WazzupManila prepares to cover the upcoming dream match.

With barely a month to go before the De la Hoya vs. Pacquiao “Dream Match”, has started to give minute by minute updates regarding the state of both fighters.

Pacquiao – De la Hoya Pre Fight Analysis

At this point, “Golden Boy” Oscar De la Hoya is perceived as the stronger and taller fighter with the bigger ability to absorb punches. The much shorter and lighter Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao however, is widely acknowledged to be faster, more agile and has more stamina. Should the fight last the distance, a Pacquiao victory on points is predicted. On the earlier rounds however, De la Hoya is seen to be more dangerous among the two and he is expected to use his reach and height advantage to inflict that knockout punch.

There are doubts whether Pacquiao's strength would be enough to inflict damage against the much bigger De la Hoya but Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach assures that they have more than enough. In fact, Roach predicts a win via knockdown within 9 rounds. Pacquiao also bared his strategy to use his strength and attack the ribs of De la Hoya in order to weaken him. That strategy seems to be sound as De la Hoya was once downed through a punch in the abdomen.

The Pacquiao De la Hoya Video will be shown in the site, when available, just like the Pacquiao Diaz fight that was covered exhaustively in the linked page. Visit this site regularly and even during the fight night. Round by round analysis as well as blow-by-blow accounts will be posted here. The round by round updates will be uploaded after every round while spot (blow-by-blow) accounts will be instantly posted through an interface with mobile technology.

Please stay tuned all as we witness the fight of the year.

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Pacquiao vs. De la Hoya: A Dream Mismatch?

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Promoter Bob Arum says it all started as a fantasy. Nobody thought that the idea would ever be taken seriously. Now, it had become the match that it is, a glaring $100 million dollar deal that is greater than any other that boxing ever had. Pacquiao vs. De la Hoya Tickets are officially priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 but because of high demand and bulk purchases, the retail prices are expected to go as much as $42,000.

However, a lot boxing insiders are asking if the fight be worth its hype.

Initially, there were apprehensions whether Oscar De la Hoya can cope with the Pacman. They say that Manny Pacquiao is perhaps too young and much faster than what De la Hoya can handle. When Golden Boy Promotion's CEO was interviewed a few weeks ago, he said something like the Pacman is different from the fighters that they want Oscar to fight. The others are said to attack only from one direction- the front door. Pacquiao, however, enters and exits from the front, side, back and any other door, making him very difficult to predict.

But now that the fight night is getting closer, a lot of people are saying otherwise. These naysayers however, speak with good authority and should not be taken lightly. The first is De la Hoya's on/off and quite expensive trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. Acknowledged as one of the best boxing trainers, he declared that Pacquiao will be an easy pick for De la Hoya and that any coach will suffice for Oscar (in the upcoming fight). According to Mayweather Sr., the fight will end as soon as the first of De la Hoya's left hook lands.

Others include Massachusetts State Boxing Commission chair Daniel Fitzgerald who declares that the difference in height makes him not want to see the fight, World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman who calls the De la Hoya Pacquiao fight a “Circus” and the numerous regulars of online boxing forums. One suggests that the title “Dream Match” be corrected to “Fraud” while another says that the more appropriate is “Dream Mismatch”.

Whatever the most fitting fight title is, one thing is for sure. The fight night has been scheduled and the two fighters will meet. Let us see what the end will be like.

Oscar De la Hoya: Boxing’s Golden Boy


For this year’s upcoming boxing match of the century (De La Hoya vs Pacquiao), let us get to know the protagonists in order to come up a good pre fight analysis and accurately determine the chances of both fighters. Here is Oscar De La Hoya.

Oscar de la Hoya is a pugilist whose killer's instincts are embedded past his bone and anchored deeply into his spirit. Having a grandfather and father as boxers, Oscar was mentally conditioned to fight since the day of his birth. Having eaten and breathed boxing until he became a man, it is no wonder that he and his brother both pursued pugilism until they attained perfection.

Yes, that's the kind of fighter Oscar de la Hoya is. During the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, he saved the United States from being locked out of the boxing medals count by winning the only US boxing gold. That he did spectacularly- via knockout!

As an amateur, he won five gold medals in the most prestigious competitions. Overall, he won 223 amateur bouts (163 via Knockouts) and lost only five. As a professional, he won 10 world titles in 6 different boxing weight classes /categories, proclaimed fighter of the year (1995) and Ring Magazine's Pound for pound fighter (1997), defeated 19 current or former world champions towards the attainment of a record 39 wins and 5 losses (30 KO's).

His professional career started, on November 23, 1992, as a super featherweight, where he won the WBO championship on his 12th bout. He added a few pounds and won the WBO lightweight crown (Pacquiao's current belt) on July 29, 1994. He unified the title in spectacular fashion and moved on to 140 pounds in 1996 where he continued being impressively lethal.

He moved to the 147 lbs division (the weight class where he will fight with Pacquiao) where he seized the title from Pernell Whitaker and defended it for seven times before losing it in a controversial decision on September 18, 1999. He was defeated in his attempt to regain the title (against another opponent) almost a year later but he moved to the Junior Middleweight class two years later and won spectacularly against Fernando Vargas ( via TKO).

End of first Installment.

To be continued…