THE DREAM MATCH
Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya
vs. De La Hoya MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Date: December 6, 2008 The
Outcome: WIN Eighth round TKO
(48-3-2) / De La Hoya (39-6). Manny Pacquiao is currently
the reigning WBC lightweight champ (at
Pacquiao, with his first fight at 147 pounds, MGM Grand
Garden, December 6, pounded Oscar De La Hoya for 8 rounds
in front of more than 15,000 people. De La Hoya's trainer,
Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain told referee Tony
Weeks to stop the fight, before the ninth round started.
Manny landed 47 punches (out of 103) to help bring the
scheduled fight to an early end. Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie
Roach, was confident this would be an easy win for Manny.