Sunday, December 14, 2008

Some thoughts on Oscar De La Hoya

After watching the destruction of Oscar De La Hoya by Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6, it's now time for the former Olympic champion and the great professional that he's been to give it up and retire.

De La Hoya looked slow and less than his best in being stopped by the smaller Pacquiao.

De La Hoya was supposed to be the bigger man, but weighed just 147 on the night of the fight. He may have overtrained for the fight and he certainly wasn't as sharp as he has been in previous fights.

Pacquiao was tremendous on the night of Dec. 6. He threw good combinations, was very good defensively and had great motivation.

De La Hoya is still good enough to beat B-level fighters, but against A-level fighters he won't do well.

De La Hoya has had a great career, beating the likes of Pernell Whitaker, J.C. Chavez, Miguel Angel Gonzalez and giving a brave effort against Bernard Hopkins.

But it's time for Oscar to go and not tarnish his legacy in the ring.

- Felix

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I lost a lot of respect for him when he started singing.
In the world of boxing, your either a fighter or nothing else.

His celebrity ego got in the way of a promising career.

My bigest memory will be watching him wriggle in pain while Hopkins stood over him.

Anonymous said...

Forget Oscar, he should have had the sense to retire when he was on top of his game. The Pacman is good and I would like to see him in the ring with Antonio Margarito; that would be a battle.

What do you think of the scheduled fight between Margarito and Mosely? I think it will be entertaining with Margarito getting the W.

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