Pacquiao-Dela Hoya Match Is On!

Boxing sports bettors, be ready for the match of the century!  Some time ago, rumors about a fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Oscar dela Hoya of Mexico began to circulate.  The hopes of countless fans were crushed, however, when the talks reached a standstill because of disagreement over the division of the purse.  In the last days of August, however, the two camps were able to reach and agreement AND THE FIGHT IS ON!

This match up is considered to be a mismatch by many people but this fact has not discourage sports bettors from all over the world.  Some facts about the two fighters:

Manny Pacquiao
– height: 5-foot-7
– captured one in the 112-pound class and started fighting at 106 pounds
– four time world titlist with record of 47-3-2 with 35 KOs
– Age: 29

Oscar Dela Hoya
– height: 5-foot-11
– won a world title belt at 160-pound weight class
– six-time world champion with record of 39-5-0 with 30 KOs
– Age: 35

You can see the difference between these two fighters.  They will be fighting in the welterweight division, meaning Pacquiao would have to gain weight while dela Hoya would have to lose some.  The latter has some advantages in terms of reach and height while the latter has speed and age on his side.

So which fighter will prevail?  We have to wait till the 6th of December to find out.  In the meantime, let’s do our research and make our bets!

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