Manny Pacquiao Stops Oscar De La Hoya This Day December 6, 2008
- Oscar De La Hoya 145 lbs
- Manny Pacquiao 142 lbs
- RTD at 3:00 in round 8 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Tony Weeks
- Judge: Dave Moretti 71-80
- Judge: Adalaide Byrd 71-80
- Judge: Stanley Christodoulou 72-79
The quicker Pacquiao got off to a strong start, connecting with clean straight left leads and continually beat De La Hoya to the punch. Oscar got on track a bit in round five landing one good flurry, but Pacquiao regained command in the sixth round and mercilessly battered De La Hoya on the ropes in the seventh round. De La Hoya’s left eye was swelling shut. It was again all Pacquiao in round eight and De La Hoya’s corner stopped the fight after the eighth round.
The fight generated 1.25 million Pay-Per-View buys and $70 million in pay-per-view revenue.
It is the fourth time in boxing Pay-Per-View history that a non-heavyweight event has attained the one million buy mark. De la Hoya announced his retirement after this bout and declared his attention would only be on promoting.
Purses: Pacquiao – $11 million plus