Manny Pacquiao recalls Oscar De La Hoya win
Manny Pacquiao has had some big wins in his boxing career but none bigger than the 2008 victory over Oscar De La Hoya. it was exactly 13 years ago today and the presidential candidate took to Instagram to commemorate the anniversary.
Pacquiao shared a photo of the fight along with an inspirational message:
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In 2008 Pacquiao was at the peak of his powers. But he was moving up two weight divisions to face de la Hoya and, as he correctly points out, the American was a big favourite.
De La Hoya was moving down a division and ultimately it was the Filipino who would look more comfortable fighting at 145lbs, despite never having previously fought at the weight.
Pacquiao has some big wins on his resume. But the win over de la Hoya still stands out and he will be hoping for another landmark victory in next year’s presidential election, albeit under a very different ruleset.