De La Hoya Should Say No to Pacquiao and Face His Biggest Fear

By Coach “K” - Circumstances being what they are, Floyd Mayweather Jr. in alleged retirement and team De La Hoya saying no to a Antonio Margarito fight, we suggest Oscar build on his already great legacy and go out facing his biggest fear..

If the Golden Boy really wants to go out like a true champion, do something most fighters would never think of. Fight the opponent you truly fear or redeem a loss. The Golden Boy has only lost to a hand full. Trinidad in a fight most thought he won. Hopkins was just too big of a jump in weight and of coarse “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Facing Margarito could do it, even in a loss the Golden Boy would gain all kinds of accolades just for taking the challenge at this point of his sure legendary Hall of Fame career.

Beating Manny “Pac Man," Pacquiao, who would have to blow up to meet De La Hoya at any weight, is just a payday or in his eyes a sure thing and a fight he should win. But! Whether it be a finally, a redemption or whatever, a rematch with the only person to defeat him twice would sell. It would put bodies in the seats and surely close a great career win or lose. That’s right De La Hoya vs Mosley is the fight! Not Felix Trinidad, not Pacquiao, not Ricky Hatton (too small), not Bernard Hopkins, (Kelly Pavlik’s probably going to stop him anyway) so true redemption is stepped on there. The Golden Boy should fight Margarito or take Mosley after he stops Ricardo Mayorga September 29th. All they have to do is just change the date to early next year.

Article posted on 09.08.2008

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