MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Hoya vs Pacquiao?
Manny Pacquiao beat Oscar De La Hoya by on Saturday 6th December 2008 at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 71-80, 72-79, 71-80 in favor of winner Manny Pacquiao.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Hoya vs Pacquiao stats
Back in December 2008, Oscar De La Hoya stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Manny Pacquiao made his way to the ring with a record of 47 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 35 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hoya had a slight advantage in power over Pacquiao, with a 77% knock out percentage over Pacquiao's 74%.
Oscar De La Hoya was the older man by 6 years, at 36 years old.
Hoya had a height advantage of 5 inches over Pacquiao. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Oscar De La Hoya fought out of the orthodox stance, while Manny Pacquiao was a southpaw.
Hoya was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 1992, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Pacquiao, whose first professional fight was in 1995. He had fought 196 less professional rounds, 308 to Pacquiao's 504.
Hoya vs Pacquiao form
Hoya had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Steve Forbes on 3rd May 2008 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Home Depot Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr on 5th May 2007 by split decision in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ricardo Mayorga on 6th May 2006 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had lost to Bernard Hopkins on 18th September 2004 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had been beaten by Shane Mosley on 13th September 2003 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Welterweight and WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Hoya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What time did Hoya vs Pacquiao start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Hoya vs Pacquiao?
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