I think he just wanted to prove a point. He just wanted to do what Hopkins did when they fought or what Hearns did in the Leonard fight.Pretty sure Pac is also better than Vitali Klitchko but does that mean he wins the fight?
Weight is the issue, Oscar tried to be the smaller guy to increase his speed and it completely bit him in the ass. But why did it bite him in the ass that bad? He's indeed over the hill. Toss up between shot / weight drained. Both contributed a lot, which was more I can't be sure.
IMO Oscar was already shot when he fought Forbes but he still beat him. In the Pac fight Oscar was going for the KO early instead of boxing and letting his hands go. He was looking for a homerun and didn't expect Pac to be that elusive. Then he didn't know what to do and got beat up.if you dont think he is shot. give me some names of top quality fighters that you think de la hoya could beat!