$100-M Fight: Pacquiao vs De La Hoya


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MANILA, Philippines—The biggest boxing match in years is finally set.

Barring last-minute hitches, Oscar De La Hoya, boxing's box office superstar in the past decade, will take on Manny Pacquiao, boxing's hottest commodity today, in what promises to be a $100-million welterweight bout on Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

This was confirmed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer Thursday by Franklin “Jeng” Gacal Jr., Pacquiao's legal counsel, who said in General Santos City that “both parties agreed (to the fight) and were satisfied.”

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