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15 November 2009 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

What YouTubers say about the ‘Dream Match’

 

KUKUL KHAN, YouTube Review

The following are what YouTube viewers say about the triumph of Manny Pacquiao over Oscar de la Hoya:

 

VICTORIOUS

jcsar06 :  Manny Pacquiao, the champ of champs! No doubt about it.

Greetings from mexico!

cuppatea78 :  Manny is not human!!

johnphilippe007 :  Congratulations Manny!!! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!!! Viva Mexico!!

rhodreybelle :  Pacman is the man!!!! Proud to be PINOY!!!!

gsarid996 :  Another Mexican tasted the jack hammer hand of Manny.

angelfear7 :  Pacquiao is immortal!

OCDPROMOTIONS :  Thank you.Awesome!

xzinx:  This should shut the critic up. All the negative comments, they just ate their words.

INSPIRED

cyrussar :   If manny can do it, why can’t I excel in my own field?! Thanks for inspiring me Manny.

tisoy92 :  What a great fighter DLH is..he knows when to stop and surrender his throne to someone deserving…”my heart really wants to fight but my body wont respond..” with all due respect to both fighters…

Ogiereb123 :  Pacman won. Oscar lost. Respect to both warriors and champions in the ring.

SADDENED

e2me2 :  Manny retires the Golden Boy.

RESIGNED

mistah001 :  DLH is still the golden boy, he fought bravely. But Pacquiao is too much.

jRansMack :  Hmm .. accept defeat dude.

PROVOCATIVE

ambitioushustler :  Manny is the man, I’m black … Oscar was never that good to me, he was always over hyped…

dyubir :  Who’s next? No more Mexican fighters left?

LiamLeeDavao :  Please Bring Zorro. He’s the only one who can beat the PACMAN!

JOEtheHOTTIE :  Pacquiao has more people to kill: (in no particular order)

1. floyd mayweather jr.

2. ricky hatton

3. miguel cotto

4. antonio margarito

5. shane mosley

ANGRY

sirbors1985 :  Fuck Pacquiao! I lost my house……. dela hoya is such a loser…

pbcms13 :  He didn’t knock him out…he quit!

ambrosiobertodazo :  Remember what Mayweather said? Pacquiao is inferior to his level. The fool is hiding from Margarito and Cotto. Now he is hiding from Pacquiao as well. Chicken Floyd should come out and prove his point. Pacquiao brings in the money. I want to see chicken Floyd get beaten up like de la Hoya.

ghostrid3 :  Manny still sucks, he won against a washed up average fighter.

CONCILIATORY  

xanderguillard :  HEY GUYS. IM A FILIPINO WHO LIVED IN MEXICO FOR THREE MONTHS. MEXICANS AND FILIPINOS ARE GREAT PEOPLE. Let’s stop this negative talk, ok? ODHL and Pacman made peace after the fight like true gentlemen. Let’s do the same please.

biostar213 

Pacman said :  Oscar you are still my idol.

Oscar replied :  No, you are my idol now.

8 December 2008 at 1:43 am 1 comment

[UPDATE] World press reports Pacquiao’s triumph over De la Hoya

 

 

KUKUL KHAN, YouTube Review

Following are excerpts from news sites around the world on the victory of Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao over Oscar de la Hoya:

ASIA PACIFIC

INQUIRER.net (Philippines)
AGAINST ALL ODDS
Pacquiao TKOs De la Hoya

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE 4) Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao continued to validate his status as the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter when he defied the odds in knocking out boxing icon Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya in their welterweight Dream Match at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).  FULL STORY

THE STRAITS TIMES (Singapore) 
The Pacman packs a punch

FILIPINOS are swelling with joyous pride after local boxing hero Manny Pacquiao demolished Mexican-American opponent Oscar De La Hoya in Las Vagas. It was another stunning victory for the 29-year-old Pacquiao, further cementing his reputation as the world’s best  pound-for-pound boxer. FULL STORY

DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (Japan)
Pacquiao wins in eight round over De la Hoya

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao dominated his bigger and more famous opponent from the opening bell Saturday night, giving Oscar De La Hoya such a beating he declined to come out of his corner after the eighth round. FULL STORY

THE TIMES OF INDIA

Pacquiao punishes De la Hoya for technical knockout triumph 

LAS VEGAS: Manny Pacquiao punished Oscar de la Hoya for eight rounds on Saturday, his technical knockout triumph over the US superstar underscoring the Filipino icon’s status as best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. FULL STORY 

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (Australia)

Pacquiao finishes De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS: Manny Pacquiao punished Oscar De La Hoya for eight rounds on Saturday, his technical knockout triumph over the US superstar underscoring the Filipino’s status as best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. FULL STORY 

BLOOMBERG (Australia)

Pacquiao Scores TKO Against De La Hoya in Welterweight Bout

PHILIPPINE boxer Manny Pacquiao used his quick left jab to pummel Oscar De La Hoya through eight rounds and score a technical knock-out in the welterweight bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. FULL STORY

 

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON POST (US)

Pacquiao defeats De la Hoya with eight round TKO 

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao defeated Oscar De La Hoya in a non-title fight on Saturday with an eighth-round TKO. De La Hoya, who had been dominated by the WBC lightweight champion throughout, did not come out of his corner after the end of the eighth round and referee Tony Weeks awarded the fight to the Filipino. FULL STORY

LOS ANGELES TIMES (US)
Manny Pacquiao leaves no doubt against Oscar de la Hoya

Reporting from Las Vegas — On a stunning Saturday night in Las Vegas, you could almost hear the 90 million people on those Pacific Islands thousands of miles to the West, screaming in delight. Their guy, Manny Pacquiao, the pride of the Philippines, had just beaten Oscar De La Hoya. FULL STORY

FOX SPORTS (USA)

Manny Pacquiao beats Oscar de la Hoya in brutal welterweight showdown 

MANNY Pacquiao punished Oscar de la Hoya for eight rounds Saturday, his technical knockout triumph over the US superstar underscoring the Filipino icon’s status as best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. FULL STORY

 

LATIN AMERICA

EL UNIVERSAL (Venezuala)
Pacquiao da cátedra de boxeo a De La Hoya en el combate soñado

Las Vegas- Podría haber sido un sueño, pero fue toda una realidad la que protagonizó el campeón mundial filipino Manny Pacquiao al ganar por nocáut técnico en el octavo asalto al estadounidense Oscar De La Hoya, una de las grandes estrellas que ha tenido el deporte del boxeo en los últimos 16 años. FULL STORY 

 

EUROPE

GUARDIAN.CO.UK (UK)
Pacquiao masterclass stuns De la Hoya

MANNY Pacquiao confirmed his status as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer last night with a stunning, lop-sided victory in Las Vegas over Oscar De La Hoya, one that – if sense prevails – will send boxing‘s “golden boy” into retirement and propel Ricky Hatton towards the most sustained and serious preparation of his career. The Manchester boxer is hoping to fight the Filipino in England next May, probably at Wembley. He had better be more than ready. FULL STORY

THE SUN (UK)

Manny can Pac a punch 

FIGHT fans who believe in reincarnation will assume Henry Armstrong has returned to earth in the shape of Manny Pacquiao. FULL STORY 

LE MONDE FR. (France)

Manny Pacquiao bien trop fort pour Oscar de la Hoya 

Le boxeur philippin Manny Pacquiao a surmonté son handicap de taille pour infliger à l’Américain Oscar de la Hoya un leçon conclue sur un KO technique à la 9e reprise, samedi à Las Vegas, lors d’un combat sans titre en jeu, en douze reprises catégorie welters. FULL STORY

 

INTERNATIONAL

CNN.Com
Pacquiao pummels aging De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Manny Pacquiao dominated his bigger and more famous opponent from the opening bell Saturday night, giving Oscar De La Hoya such a beating he declined to come out of his corner after the eighth round. The fight was so lopsided and De La Hoya looked so inept that it could spell the end for boxing’s richest and most marketable star. FULL STORY

BBC Online
Pacquiao stops ‘empty’ De la Hoya

Manny Pacquiao dominated Oscar de la Hoya from the start to win Saturday’s welterweight super-fight in Las Vegas. The Filipino gave his bigger, more famous opponent such a beating that De la Hoya declined to come out of his corner after the eighth round. FULL STORY

ESPN.Com
Mismatch indeed: Pacquiao dominates De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS — The legions who criticized the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight as a mismatch were right. But it didn’t go the way they banked on it going. LAS VEGAS — The legions who criticized the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight as a mismatch were right. But it didn’t go the way they banked on it going. FULL STORY

7 December 2008 at 11:00 pm 1 comment

[UPDATE] ‘I’m not shocked. It’s almost expected’–De la Hoya

 

KARLOS RANSA, YouTube Review

“I’m not shocked… it’s almost expected,” Oscar de la Hoya declared shortly after he stepped out of the ring following his crushing defeat to Filipino folk hero Manny Pacquiao Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter,” said De la Hoya, who only for the second time in his 16-year professional boxing career was stopped in a fight. “He deserves all the accolades.”

Pacquiao, billed as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, dominated his bigger opponent throughout the entire eight-round bout, badly beating De la Hoya that he refused to come out of his corner after the last round.

“He fights a tremendous fight,” De la Hoya told HBO Sports. “Manny Pacquiao boxed on his toes very well and he waited for me to make the mistakes.”

Some wonder if his reduced weight had something to do with the battering he got from the reigning WBC Lightweight Champion.

De la Hoya had to weigh less than his normal fighting weight so he could face Pacquiao in the welterweight bout billed The Dream Match.  In his seven-year boxing career, it was the first time he fought at 147 pounds. When he stepped onto the scales before the fight began, he was unofficially weighing a pound less than Pacquiao’s 148.5.

But the 35-year-old Mexican American would not attribute his defeat to the issue of weight.

“He’s just a good fighter and I have nothing bad to say abut him,” said De la Hoya, an Olympic gold medalist and a 10-time world champion in six weight classes. “Manny Pacquiao prepared for this like a true champion.”

Was De la Hoya shocked at his defeat, which pundits say could signal the end of his stellar boxing career?

“I’m not shocked. At this stage, when you face a great fighter like Manny then you know it’s almost expected,” he said.

De la Hoya still wouldn’t like to call it quits actually. “My heart still wants to fight, that’s for sure. But when your physical doesn’t respond, what can you do? So I have to be smart and make sure I think about my future.”

Would this loss send him into retirement?

“We’ll see what happens. Like I said, I love the sport. When it’s not your night and a true champion beats you, obviously there’s another day tomorrow.”

7 December 2008 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

Pacquiao-De la Hoya: What media say about the dream bout

 

YouTube Review

Here are some news and commentaries on The Dream Match, the much-anticipated battle between boxing celebrities Manny Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya:

 

The Wall Street Journal

Can Pacquiao Beat De La Hoya?

The annals of the sweet science are replete with smaller-vs.-bigger matchups — e.g., Stanley Ketchel vs. Jack Johnson, Billy Conn vs. Joe Louis, and Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Joey Maxim. On Saturday night at the Las Vegas MGM Grand, it will be David and Goliath redux, when Manny Pacquiao (47-3-2; 35 KOs) and Oscar De La Hoya (39-5; 30 KOs) meet at the 147-pound welterweight limit. 


GMA News.tv

Pray for Pacquiao victory, Arroyo asks Pinoys    

MANILA, PhilippinesOn the eve of Filipino boxing champ Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s “dream match” against Oscar de la Hoya, Malacañang asked Filipinos to pray for a Pacquiao victory on Sunday (Manila time).

 

Manila Standard Today

Pacman tells fans: Pray for me

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said he was focused and ready for his weekend “dream match” with American Oscar de la Hoya… “I am focused on the fight. I am ready, I am excited,” he said, adding that he was counting on his legion of fans back home to pray for him.

 

BBC News

De la Hoya prepared for Pacquiao

Oscar de la Hoya said he had trained for “King Kong” ahead of Saturday’s super-fight with Manny Pacquiao. 

 

Philippine Daily Inquirer

DREAM MATCH
Pacquiao: ‘Time to make history’

LAS VEGAS—With a smile on his face and a snarl in his voice, Manny Pacquiao shrugged off a weighty issue as he tries to overcome the biggest challenge in his career both for the glory of a nation and for his own share of boxing greatness.

 

Manila Times

Pacquiao dedicates fight to Filipino people 

LAS VEGAS: All is set for the big fight tonight (Saturday) between boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya at the MGM Grand here.

 

Manila Bulletin

Pacman the great


TOMORROW, when Manny Pacquiao climbs up the ring at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to meet with the towering boxing icon Oscar De La Hoya, what the world will see is the courage of the Filipino to pursue his dream, however dangerously. 

 

abs-cbnNEWS.com 

Military suspends offensives for Pacquiao-Dela Hoya fight

The military will stop its offensives on Sunday to allow soldiers watch the year’s biggest boxing match between their idol Manny Pacquiao and Oscar dela Hoya, Philippine Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr. said Saturday. 

 

Los Angeles Times

Oscar De La Hoya will be upstaged

Reporting from Las Vegas — Oscar De La Hoya is a movie star with wrinkles. He is ready for another close-up, but not before he spends some extended time in makeup. 

… Here are five reasons he won’t beat Manny Pacquiao.

 

Washington Post

De La Hoya: Loss Would Be ‘Total Disaster’

Oscar De La Hoya hasn’t won a significant fight since knocking outFernando Vargas six years ago. At 35, he needs a spectacular performance against an undersized Manny Pacquiao in a 147-pound fight tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas if he expects to keep fighting for the huge purses he has been so accustomed to getting every time he steps into the ring.

7 December 2008 at 2:50 am Leave a comment

Guns fall silent, crimes down as Pacquiao faces De la Hoya

 

Karlos Ransa, YouTube Review

The Philippine military expects an “absolute ceasefire” with rebel groups as police predict crime rate to drop to zero. Political bickering will come to a halt across the archipelagic Southeast Asian nation of 90 million.

This as Filipino folk hero Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao steps into the ring Saturday (Sunday in the Philippines) for the much-awaited face-off with boxing superstar Oscar “The Golden Boy” de la Hoya in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Politicians in major cities across the country are scrambling to setup venues for free live viewing as pedicab, tricycle and jeepney drivers are expected — as in his past fights — to stop plying their routes to watch “The Dream Match.”

And the national headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will open its gates to civilians as early as 9 a.m. Sunday as it airs for free the biggest fight thus far of Pacquiao, an Army reservist.

President Gloria Arroyo, an avid fan of Pacquiao, has once lauded the 29-year-old native of the southern General Santos City as “icon of the masses” who unites the country in “times of divisiveness.”

And the 29-year-old Pacquiao, touted as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, is grateful for this.

“I feel their strength behind me,” said Pacquiao, the reigning World Boxing Council lightweight champion ahead of the smash hit battle in the world’s gambling capital of Las Vegas. “Whenever I fight, I fight for my country.”

Dubbed as the “Mexican Assassin,” Pacquiao has won four world titles. The southpaw is known for his speed and non-stop punches that could make an aging fighter look bad.

Says YouTube Review reader Mario: “I want Oscar to win… ‘Pacman’ has been a thorn for so many Mexican fighters. It’s just not funny anymore. “

But Pacquiao is determined to win the non-title match where he stands to make at least $15 million.

“It’s going to be boxing history if I win this fight,” he said. “I believe my power and my speed can beat him.”

And as Pacquiao readies for the scuffle, his mother back home is praying “doubly hard.”

“I am very nervous,” said Dionisia Pacquiao, who during his son’s previous fights stayed away from TV to say the novena.

But her son is ready for the brawl.

“I am prepared. This will be a good fight,” Pacquiao said. “I am focused on the fight. I am ready, I am excited.”

5 December 2008 at 3:27 pm 1 comment

Pacquiao vs De la Hoya: And the brawl begins… on YouTube

 

Karlos Ransa, YouTube Review 

Days before the most-awaited December 6 The Dream Match between celebrity boxers Manny Pacquaio and Oscar de la Hoya in Las Vegas, the fierce battle has already begun… inside the YouTube ring. 

“Two protagonists with a sword and a dagger. Who will win?” asks mharxx.

ROUND 1

lukep2008: “I hope/think Oscar will win.. Pacman is a great exciting fighter. But I think he is over rated..  No one ever mentions his three losses and two draws? (biggest secret since the Da Vinci Code).

fliptopran  disagrees: “De la Hoya is very weak when he steps into the ring!! The better thing that De la Hoya could do is go back to his locker room and pray Ave Maria! ‘Cause Manny throws a lot of punches to the body and head! Go Pacman!

And uclanak40 won’t simply backdown. “Oscar will definitely win because he is stronger and has great technique. Manny does not do so well against technical fighters (e.g. Juan Manuel Marquez who I believe beat Manny twice…close fights…still I give the edge to Juan). Eric Morales defeated him handedly in the first fight because he used his height and better refined skills. Yes, Manny went on to beat a worn down Morales twice but he still had the same openings a stronger and bigger fighter can capitalize on. The left hook will do.”

Don’t be too overconfident, Dapogsy2007 cautions. “Manny will surprise a lot of people. He will win coz he’s got the one thing Oscar does not have. FAITH.” 

“Manny Pacquiao has beaten all his Mexican opponents. Oscar De la Hoya wants to be the Mexican hero by beating the small Manny Pacquiao. A mismatch if I will think of it. Anyway, Manny has already won this fight! He just have to step into the ring and throw some punches. A big shame for Oscar De le Hoya if he will lose to this small guy!” says ayemdlaw.

ROUND 2

There are online fighters crossing racial lines. 

“I’m a Filipino but I went for De la Hoya.. I like Pacman but I think De la Hoya is gonna win this one.. He has more experience than Pacman.. bigger, stronger, much powerful. I bet $100 for De la hoya. I’m pretty confident I’ll win,” t3r0nr4yz3r admits, probably to the dismay of his or her compatriots. 

ROUND 3

Some crow abouth their inflated machismo, as others unlease racial uppercuts. 

“Manny Paquiao is the sex symbol of the millennium and he was slated to be the next JAMES BOND. Manny refused the offer because of his devotion to the Filipino people and boxing… because of Manny we Filipinos are now renowned PLAYBOYS desired by all the women of the world, specially WHITE WOMEN,” SuaveBola brags.

Annoyed, shadyreal blurts out: “You sick fucking flip. Have you no respect for you own race? So flips are now playboys and desired by women all over the world? Open your chinky eyes you cock face. You guys are still ugly as fuck and need to fix your 4th world island….hahahahahahahahaha. Manny Pacquiao is just an accidental stunt…hahahahaha.” 

ROUND 4

Others are simply, well, bizarre.

“Oscar is GAY! He’ll just clinch and will fuck Manny upfront,” says damon6254.

And sprucegoose22 enthusiastically utters: “I can’t wait for this fight!!! Go Pacman go. Beat another Mexican ass!!!!”

FINAL ROUND

Tired of the endless bickering, froilan321 shierks: Idiot comments. Just watch who’ll win.” 

4 December 2008 at 1:24 pm 1 comment


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