Pacquiao turns down fight with Dela Hoya...officially

Philippines
August 15, 2008 10:12am CST
Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has officially announced that he won't be fighting Oscar dela Hoya in his next match. According to Sportsnews.ph, Pacquiao turned down the offer, saying that the offer of Dela Hoya's camp was “unconscionable hence unacceptable”. “It would have been an honor to fight OdlH (Oscar Dela Hoya) on his last fight capping a very illustrious boxing career but under the circumstances, the option left is to move on,” Pacquiao said. “I have already made specific instructions to my lawyer to start negotiating with Bob Arum for my next fight with any possible opponent at 135 lbs.”-- Alexa Villano (from philippine star) - this will surely end the rumors on the most awaited boxing event...
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@idwalk (15)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
yeah manny pacquaio wont be facing oscar de la hoya in his NEXT fight.. His next next fight will be against miguel cotto and THEN he'll fight oscar de la hoya. any source?
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• Philippines
2 Sep 08
apparently dear they will face each other scheduled dec 6 of this year it was announced last thursday by manny pacquiao himself and i also posted a thread on that... so there manny pacquiao and oscar dela hoya will be facing each other on dec 6... that will be a good fight
18 Aug 08
I think there is still a chance for this. They are waiting to bargain 65/ 35 share
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
hmm i think i should look on to that..thnks for the info
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
Oh why oh why all of the sudden pacquiao will turned down the fight. This is a negative feedback from dela hoya's side. Well, I guess If it's not now maybe this fight will be in a row..let us wait and see and maybe the negotiation will change a bit after a month. You know when were talking about money and title here....it's not really easy unless pacquiao is just afraid that he can't knock out dela hoya!
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
could be true and the least we can do is to wait and see hehehe.. thnkx melai...
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
Well, good for him. ODLH should fight Margarito. And Pacquiao should fight for another belt in the 135 lbs division. Although, ODLF vs. Pacquiao is an interesting fight to watch, there are still other fights out there for both of them that would make more sense.
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• Philippines
17 Aug 08
yeah i agree..well he is good on where he is for now, i think hr should prove himself first on that dvsion... thnks