5 months Pacquiao draws motivation from DLH conquest Manilatimes |Sports
It came as no surprise to many when Filipino fighting senator Manny Pacquiao announced he’s using his KO win over Mexican-American Oscar De La Hoya held 11 years ago as his motivation in his coming fight with fellow WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman. That bout became the basis of his preparation for the July 20 showdown with the unbeaten American (29-0 with 22 KOs) at the MGM Grand Arena in the sin city of Las Vegas, Nevada. For besides being his initial fight as a welterweight, the Pacquiao-De La Hoya encounter cemented his grip as bonafide resident of boxing’s pound-for-pound ... more