De La Hoya Takes The Cake

Oscar De La HoyaHOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 27, 2008) -- Six-division world champion OSCAR DE LA HOYA reportedly beat up ... A CARNEGIE DELI CHEESECAKE! Reports are sketchy, but it appears that an irate De La Hoya committed Pastrycide on the 11.25-pound, 12-inch antioxidant-rich chocolate cheesecake sent as a Thanksgiving gift to him at his training camp in Big Bear Lake, Calif. from TEAM PACQUIAO.

"I'm not too surprised Oscar was able to whip the cheesecake, look at what he did to that French pastry Patrick Charpentier back in 1998. That's his specialty," said Pacquiao's trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach. "However, he's going to find out that it's going to take more than dieting down to a Twiggy-like 145 pounds to beat Manny. Manny is no cream puff and he is looking forward to serving Oscar his just desserts at the MGM Grand on December 6."

There will be no holiday for Roach and Pacquiao today. "It's business as usual for Manny," said Roach. "Manny has a full day of training, including eight rounds of sparring."

With 10 days to go until the super fight, Manny Pacquiao is more than willing to forego a Thanksgiving turkey feast as he prepares to cook De La Hoya's golden goose.

Team Pacquiao Bakes Up Thanksgiving Surprise For De la Hoya

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 25, 2008) – Team Pacquiao has baked up a Thanksgiving surprise for six-time world champion OSCAR DE LA HOYA. De La Hoya has been claiming he’s been walking around the past two weeks at a Twiggy-like 145 pounds (curiously the recent segment of “24/7” showed him weighing 155 pounds), as he prepares for his 12-round welterweight super fight against boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter MANNY PACQUIAO.

Feeling bad that Oscar has been starving himself in training camp to make weight, and even admitting that he would have to forego Thanksgiving dinner, Team Pacquiao has arranged for an 11.25-pound, 12-inch chocolate (rich in antioxidants) cheesecake from the world-famous Carnegie Deli in New York to be delivered to him today at Summit Camp in Big Bear Lake, Calif., where he is training. Hey, he can do curls with it before he eats it!

Team Pacquiao included the following card: “Oscar -- Looking forward to serving you your just desserts on December 6. Happy Thanksgiving. From, Team Pacquiao.”


NOTE: The cheesecake, which was FedExed from the Carnegie Deli's bakery in New Jersey yesterday, arrived at the FedEx Rialto, California facility at 9:09 a.m. PST this morning where it is now on a truck headed to Oscar's training camp for delivery later today.

This link will take you to the Carnegie Deli's authentic world famous cheesecake recipe.


HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning all-access franchise “24/7” returns with Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao in starring roles. The four-episode series “De La Hoya/Pacquiao 24/7” continues with a new episode This Sunday! November 30, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Episodes one and two are available on HBO ON DEMAND.

"The Dream Match," the 12-round welterweight collision between two of boxing's biggest attractions, De La Hoya and Pacquiao, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, the bout will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., presented by Tequila Cazadores and sponsored by Ceverza Tecate, DeWalt Tools, Full Throttle Energy Drink, and Southwest Airlines, the fight sold out in hours, making it the second largest grossing gate in boxing history.

The De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao pay-per-view telecast will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight week updates, log on to

MGM Grand will host closed circuit viewing in conjunction with the upcoming “Dream Match” between the ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya and Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao. Tickets for the closed circuit telecast are priced at $100 (preferred viewing) and $60, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are now on sale at the MGM Grand ticket office outlets at the Concierge desk and the KÀ Theatre box office. Tickets also will be available by visiting or by calling 702-474-4000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Additional MGM MIRAGE properties will host closed circuit viewing and tickets will go on sale at a later date

Article posted on 26.11.2008

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