First Posted 12:44:00 12/07/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao stopped Oscar “Golden Boy” de la Hoya in 8 rounds of their “Dream Match” Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) before a sellout crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the world.

Pacquiao, 29, and champion of four weight divisions, showed De la Hoya why he has been heralded by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter.

De la Hoya, 35, a six-division champion, and former Olympic gold medalist entered the ring as the favorite because of his height and weight advantage over Pacquiao who has never fought above 135 pounds (61 kg).

De la Hoya’s last fight was against Fernando Vargas at 154 pounds (70 kg) in 2002.


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