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We need 3 people who will do a play by play for this fight. If your game, please send me a PM. I will let you guys know when we have 3. You will once again be rewarded as always. Thank you.

Thread has also been stickied for increase traffic for this fight and its play by play on December 6th starting at 9 pm ET right here on boxingforum.com


Looks like the fight is happening:

Oscar De La Hoya, boxing's biggest star, will announce Thursday that he will meet pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6, two sources close to the fight told ESPN.com.

Top Rank's Bob Arum, whose company promotes Pacquiao, would not confirm a deal was in place for what would be the year's biggest fight, but he did tell ESPN.com that De La Hoya would host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday to announce his opponent.

"We'll know who is he is fighting tomorrow," Arum said Wednesday from Youngstown, Ohio, where he was attending a promotional event for the Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight that he is co-promoting with De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. "I made a commitment that I wouldn't say anything and that tomorrow there would be an announcement. I'm not allowed to make any comments. Everything will be clear on Thursday."

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer would not confirm the deal, either, but sounded positive when asked about it.

"Last week the deal was 90 percent dead, but we were able to revive it. The fact that it has been so quiet is a good sign," Schaefer said from Mexico, where he was traveling on business with De La Hoya. "It's been a lot of back and forth and skillful negotiating and to try to get each side to soften their stance. If the fight was Arum vs. Schaefer, it would have been made awhile ago."

Schaefer dismissed reports this week that welterweight titleholder Paul Williams was under serious consideration to meet De La Hoya. Schaefer said that although Williams' name was thrown out during an internal meeting, it was quickly dismissed, and no contact was ever made between the De La Hoya and Williams camps. Williams promoter Dan Goossen confirmed that as well.

De La Hoya (39-5, 30 KOs), who has repeatedly said the December fight would be the last bout of his storied career in which he's won world titles in six weight divisions, has been in talks with Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs) for weeks. But negotiations got bogged down when the sides could not come to an agreement on how to split the revenue, which is expected to exceed more than $100 million.

De La Hoya stood firm for weeks on a 70-30 split in his favor; Pacquiao was demanding a 40 percent slice of the pie.

The rest of the major issues, from the maximum weight to the size of the gloves, were agreed upon, with Pacquiao getting his way on a 147-pound weight limit and 8-ounce gloves.

The percentage split that De La Hoya and Pacquiao have apparently agreed to is unclear.

Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer and one of De La Hoya's former trainers, has been an outspoken advocate of the fight, going so far as to say he would train Pacquiao for free because he was so confident he would win.

Roach told ESPN.com on Wednesday that Pacquiao, whom he hadn't spoken to much recently, left him two voice mails about 7 a.m. ET.

"He left me the messages and at the end of one of them, he said, 'Thanks for all your help.' I read that as the fight is done," Roach said.

Pacquiao, a lightweight titleholder who has won belts in five weight classes and is the national icon of the Philippines, would move up to welterweight for the showdown with De La Hoya.

The fight is expected to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where De La Hoya has fought five of his past six bouts and seven of his past 10.

Dan Rafael is ESPN.com's boxing writer.


ESPN - Sources: De La Hoya, Pacquiao agree to Dec. 6 fight in Vegas - Boxing
 

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Well looks like the DIVA got what he wanted, at least he's coming down to 147 and wearing 8 ounce gloves, this should make things close and interesting, unless he comes in at 168 to Paquiaos 147 the night of the fight, but you can bet the house they won't make that public, I still say he's not showing the manhood of a Bernard Hopkins, who's in pretty much the same situation, but unlike DLH he choose a dangerous and much younger challenge, I'll watch it what the hell it will make history especially if Paquiao manages to pull of the up set, oh boy that would be so sweet , I was gonna say I could have lived with it had he picked let's say Saab Judah no?.......:laugh:
 

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Well looks like the DIVA got what he wanted, at least he's coming down to 147 and wearing 8 ounce gloves, this should make things close and interesting, unless he comes in at 168 to Paquiaos 147 the night of the fight, but you can bet the house they won't make that public, I still say he's not showing the manhood of a Bernard Hopkins, who's in pretty much the same situation, but unlike DLH he choose a dangerous and much younger challenge, I'll watch it what the hell it will make history especially if Paquiao manages to pull of the up set, oh boy that would be so sweet , I was gonna say I could have lived with it had he picked let's say Saab Judah no?.......:laugh:
Oscar doesn't walk around at 168 normally. So how will he be 168 the night of the fight?
 

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OScar fighting at 147 plays in pacquiao's favor. I bet Oscar gets drained late in the fight and gets caught. Wouldn't that be sweet?
 

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This is Big and Old VS. Small and Overweight (since Pac will be at his heaviest)

The fight will be determined by who can better handle the 147 weight.

Will the extra weight slow down Pac Man's hands and affect his conditioning in the later rounds?

Will the significant weight lost and age affect DLH's conditioning in the later rounds?


Personally, I expect a mildly entertaining and in some parts boring fight much like Mayweather vs. DLH

However, I'm glad Pac Man took the fight, because he would be very dumb, imo, if he let this mega pay day pass.
 

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DLH too big for pac? Bullcrap. De La Hoya is not that big. Pac will dispense of De La Hoya by a knockout

Pacquiao UD10 De La Hoya
Pacquiao KO11 De La Hoya
I don't think you've seen many Oscar fights or else you'd know he has a very solid chin. He faced devastating punchers much bigger than Pacquiao and took their shots well.
 

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First of all if Pacquiao stopped Oscar I'd call him the GOAT.

Now, Oscar will win this fight. He will make 147 and will stop Pacquiao around the 9th round. Then he will return in 2009 to fight Floyd where he WILL get stopped. Scream at me.
 

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First of all if Pacquiao stopped Oscar I'd call him the GOAT.

Now, Oscar will win this fight. He will make 147 and will stop Pacquiao around the 9th round. Then he will return in 2009 to fight Floyd where he WILL get stopped. Scream at me.
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I probably am crazy, the doctors have not gotten back to me on that one.

I have never seen De La Hoya ever get seriously hurt. He has not been hurt that bad at all. I stand by my decision.
 

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Absolute pointless freakshow. If DLH is even a shadow of his former self he should win this easily. If he doesn't the only thing it tells us is that he is completely and utterly finished. Either way the only thing PAC takes away from this is the money, because it won't influence my opinion of him as a fighter.
 
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