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
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 5 years, at 48 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 190 less professional rounds, 308 to Pacquiao's 498.
Hoya's last 2 fights had come over a period of 17 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 years, 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 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?
Oscar De La Hoya was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Manny Pacquiao made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.