Manny Pacquiao beats Oscar De La Hoya

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008573" title="Oscar De La Hoya" href="/topic/sports/boxing/oscar-de-la-hoya-PESPT008573.topic">Oscar De La Hoya</a> might have fought as a professional for the final time after a smaller but younger Manny Pacquiao beat De La Hoya into submission on Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Golden Boy, whose left eye was nearly swollen shut by the middle rounds, did not answer the bell for the ninth round, giving Pacquiao an eighth-round TKO.

( Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times / December 6, 2008 )

Oscar De La Hoya might have fought as a professional for the final time after a smaller but younger Manny Pacquiao beat De La Hoya into submission on Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Golden Boy, whose left eye was nearly swollen shut by the middle rounds, did not answer the bell for the ninth round, giving Pacquiao an eighth-round TKO.

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