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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pacquiao and Mayweather need to take a page from De La Hoya

Los Angeles - Maybe I can alienate myself to both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather supporters in one flurry of the keyboard.

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Before Oscar De La Hoya was the poster child for Golden Boy Promotions, the native of East Los Angeles was boxing's biggest star.

The biggest and brightest, a position that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather seem content on battling for in separate bouts during the first half of 2010.

The unraveling on Pacquiao and Mayweather's proposed battle for early 2010 has been well documented, as Manny now finds himself on a collision course with Joshua Clottey and Floyd is set to tangle with Shane Mosley.

While both camps point the finger at the other for the drug testing fiasco, I say there is enough blame for both Team Pacquiao and Team Mayweather to share.

When De La Hoya was in his full fistic glory, I never remember him skipping over a fight due to a stalemate on contractual stipulations. Loved him or hated him, The Golden Boy fought all comers.

How did Oscar become truly
Golden? By fighting the biggest and best names over and over again, with no hesitation.

Pernell Whitaker, Julio Cesar Chavez, Genaro Hernandez, Felix Trinidad, Bernard Hopkins, Fernando Vargas, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather are all on De La Hoya's Hall of Fame resume. He fought them all, and many others, without letting a scrap go by the wayside due to a roadblock at the negotiators table.

Pacquiao vs. Clottey and Mayweather vs. Mosley will be intriguing affairs for fight fans, but it is not
thefight they wanted to see; a fight that failed to take place because of negotiations over a drug test.

Time for
Pacman and Money to make sure the fight happens and carry the mantle of boxing biggest star without the business office drama.

Author: Ricardo Lois

Source: examiner.com

1 comment:

  1. Manny Pacquiao would be battling against the former welterweight champion, a Ghanian boxer named Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao vs clottey fight will be held in the Cowboys Stadium in the United States.



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