Tag Archive: Oscar De La Hoya

Jun 28

Waves don’t die

The covers of the slapdash tribute magazines for Muhammad Ali at the supermarket checkout counters all depicted him as a young man. That’s to be expected: It’s a lot more savory to recall Ali as the beautiful dynamo who conquered Sonny Liston than as the aged sentinel humbled by his own hubris.

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Dec 02

Do the right thing: Pacquiao-Mayweather a needed spike for fight game

  With boxing, as the Rolling Stones said, you can’t always get what you want. In fact, you virtually never get what you want. But just this once, as a fight that every boxing fan desires actually may become reality, you might just find you get what you need.

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Nov 15

Pac-ing heat: Mercurial gladiator stakes his claim to all-time greatness

The highly anticipated war between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto went down on Saturday night pretty much as I expected, but it doesn’t mean that Pacquiao’s victory was any less striking or significant.

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Nov 13

Demon speeding: Overcoming weakness the key in fight of great intrigue

Most everyone has some sort of demon that they carry with them, not necessarily on the surface. These aren’t necessarily Norman Bates-type demons, Exorcist-style demons, but rather things that weigh on us daily that we have to overcome. On the eve of the biggest fight in the career of both Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, …

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Sep 23

Can’t hardly weight: Heavy questions face Floyd despite big victory

It turns out I was right about Floyd Mayweather winning his match against Juan Manuel Marquez by decision, and also that Marquez’s history of being a slow starter would hurt him, as Floyd downed him in the second round and dominated the early portion of the fight. But what I wasn’t right about is that …

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Sep 17

Official SportsAngle prediction: Mayweather scores the decision

  I’ll make this brief since I don’t think I could tell you any more than the brilliant 24/7 series has on HBO: Juan Manuel Marquez will not defeat Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night. But he’ll give Floyd a tough time.

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