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Pacquiao – De La Hoya: Anxious For The Fight – Saturday, Dec 06 2008

Pacquiao – De La Hoya: Anxious For The Fight – Saturday, Dec 06 2008

Posted November 12th, 2008
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As the Pacquiao De La Hoya fight draws near (Saturday, December 6, 2008), this highly anticipated fight is sure to be one of the greatest fights in boxing history.

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Despite reports stating the fight was stalled in mid-August, due to talks to renegotiate Pacquiao’s initial offer of 30% from Golden Boy Promotions, the fight is still on. Reportedly, the new purse will give Pacquiao a 35 / 65 split, who was looking for a better deal at 40%. If this fight makes $100M, this will be Pacquiao’s biggest purse in his career at $15M.

Manny Pacquiao, a.k.a. “Pacman”, is a boxing icon that has come a long way from his younger days as a Junior Flyweight. He is a former World Flyweight and Featherweight champion, and is the current World Jr. Lightweight champion and WBC Lightweight champion. Pacquiao has an impressive bout record of 47-3-2 with 35 KO.

Oscar De La Hoya, a.k.a. “the Golden Boy”, is a former World Junior Welterweight, Welterweight and Junior Middleweight champion who also has an impression record of 39-5 with 30 KO.

This is surely one fight you don’t want to miss!

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