Dela Hoya recalls the fighter who sent him to retirement

Boxing legend Oscar Dela Hoya has fought some of the best fighters of his era. He defeated many of them. He lost to only a few......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

Arum cautions Pacquiao on being a fighter/promoter

Top Rank Promotion chief Bob Arum warned Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao on the perils of being a fighter and at the same time being the promoter of his own fights. Pacquiao, following the footsteps of former world champions Oscar Dela Hoya, Roy Jones Jr., and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., is promoting his world title [...] The post Arum cautions Pacquiao on being a fighter/promoter appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Dela Hoya says looming Pacquiao-Matthyse bout ‘fight of year candidate’

If Oscar De La Hoya is to be believed, the upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthyse could be one of the best boxing matches of 2018. De La Hoya, the founder of Golden Boy Promotions, tweeted Saturday that "Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthyse would be a fight of the year candidate." This after Pacquiao (59-7-2) said that he would challenge Matthyse (39-4) for the Argentinian's WBA World welterweight title in Malaysia and is scheduled tentatively in June. And Golden Boy is someone who knows both Pacquiao and Matthyse well. Pacquiao signed with Golden Boy Promotions in 2006 and he was the one who forced De La Hoya into retirement when the Filipino bludgeoned the fo...Keep on reading: Dela Hoya says looming Pacquiao-Matthyse bout ‘fight of year candidate’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Pacquiao faces Matthysse

  It's a go for Pacquiao-Matthysse on June 24 in Kuala Lumpur.   Sen. Manny Pacquiao confirmed on Thursday that he will tangle with Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight title at the Malaysian capital.   The bout will be jointly staged by Pacquiao's MP Promotions and Oscar Dela Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.   "I like his aggressive fighting style. That's what I want to entertain the boxing fans. Besides, Matthysse is not a dirty fighter and I highly respect him for that," Pacquiao said.   Pacquiao will go to KL on March 22 for the official launching of the fight....Keep on reading: Pacquiao faces Matthysse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Dela Hoya: Everybody grows old

Oscar dela Hoya, the Golden Boy, will be at ringside, and will try to see, for himself, if Manny Pacquiao still has it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Dela Hoya: No doubt on Pacquiao vs Matthysse bout

Oscar Dela Hoya said he always believed Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Lucas Matthysse will push through despite negative reports in the weeks leading to the event here Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Toughest opponent

  KUALA LUMPUR---Oscar De La Hoya has fought the sport's biggest name all the way to his spot in boxing's pantheon. But no fighter troubled him as much as Manny Pacquiao did. And no one but the Philippine ring icon made the sport's "Golden Boy" feel the way he felt one night in 2008 in Las Vegas, when Pacquiao emptied De La Hoya of every drop of will with a violently beautiful beating. "He (Pacquiao) made me get old," De La Hoya said on Thursday. The Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) chief, who is here for the bout between Pacquiao and Argentine Lucas Matthysse, jokingly added: "I am still in pain from after I fought him." Pacquiao chased De La Hoya from post-to-post, admi...Keep on reading: Toughest opponent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Dela Hoya’s prediction: Pacquiao on points; Matthysse by knockout

Oscar dela Hoya just can’t pick a winner in this fight......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Dela Hoya shows up, showers Pacquiao with praises

Oscar Dela Hoya made good on his vow to help Manny Pacquiao hype his title bout against Lucas Matthysse with a personal appearance at Thursday’s final pre-fight conference at the Hilton Hotel here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Matthysse tames trash talk this time

KUALA LUMPUR---Lucas Matthysse is no longer going on the record to say he'll beat Manny Pacquiao into retirement. After whipping up verbal storms previously, the 35-year-old Argentine WBA welterweight champion, a knockout artist with 36 stoppages in 39 wins, was calmer when he faced the media during Wednesday's workout. "It's (retirement) all up to him," he said through his head trainer Joel Diaz, who also serves as his interpreter. "But for me, I'm just enjoying everything I'm doing. All the hard work has been done." Even Diaz showed more restraint this time around. "When you see Manny, he's very intense fighter, he breaks you down if not physically, mentally," Diaz said...Keep on reading: Matthysse tames trash talk this time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Dela Hoya: Every legend has his end

Oscar dela Hoya is flying to Kuala Lumpur way ahead of the WBA welterweight title clash between Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Dela Hoya: Pacquiao-Matthysse going full steam

Boxing legend and now top promoter Oscar Dela Hoya has backed up Manny Pacquiao’s earlier assurance that the Filipino icon’s fight with Lucas Matthysse will push through as scheduled......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao 85 percent ready as Matthysse fight draws near

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--With just less than three weeks left before his defining fight with WBA  champion Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao's handlers were pleased with the work ethic shown by the 39-year-old legend. Just moments after Pacquiao displayed his old and fiery form on Tuesday, staggering sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw, chief trainer Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune gave high marks for their champion. Pacquiao had to pause for ten seconds to give Chavez a respite, as old timers recalled memories of the Filipino's single knockout punch that took the lights out of Emmanuel Lucero in 2003 in Los Angeles. "I would say he is 85 already percent ready and we don't want him to peak too soon," said Fernandez, who is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for "Fight of Champions," the biggest boxing event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia slated on July 15 at the Axiata Arena. Fortune concurred with Fernandez. "He is right there where we want him to be right now," said the Australian coach who is seeing a resurgent spirit of the only boxer in history who has won eight world titles in eight different divisions. Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning, testing himself to the limit by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province. "It's a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not. That talks a lot about his warrior spirit," said Fortune. Meanwhile, Matthysse is also doing all he can to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to battle. Under the tutelage of Joel Diaz in Indio, California, Matthysse promised to keep his belt at all costs. Matthysse's promoter Oscar Dela Hoya also dispelled rumors that the fight might be cancelled due to financial problems as alleged by Pacquiao's long-time and former promoter Bob Arum of rival Top Rank Promotions. "I feel very, very confident the fight is going to happen, let's put it that way," said Dela Hoya in an interview with boxing scribe Steve Kim. Matthysse is planning to arrive in Kuala Lumpur ahead of everyone to acclimatize for 10 days prior to the match. "I might be there for about ten days, I want to go out there and help Manny promote and do my rounds in Malaysia. I have my plane tickets already. So we're set to go, we have a fight," De La Hoya insisted. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Dela Hoya: Pacquiao vs Matthysse going full steam ahead

Boxing legend and now top promoter Oscar Dela Hoya has backed up Manny Pacquiao’s earlier assurance that the Filipino icon’s fight with Lucas Matthysse will push through as scheduled......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Alaska on a roll

Alaska extended its winning streak to six games after outlasting Magnolia, 103-99, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Vic Manuel finished with a game-high 35 points for Alaska, which tied idle TNT KaTropa for second place at 6-1 and assured its spot in the eight-team quarterfinal round. Import Antonio Campbell had 28 points and 15 boards. The Hotshots, despite 21 points apiece from Paul Lee and new import Justin Jackson, absorbed a third consecutive loss and slid to 3-4, the same record of the GlobalPort Batang Pier. At halftime, Alaska team owner Fred Uytengsu led the retirement ceremony for the No. 35 jersey of Tony dela Cruz, one of its ...Keep on reading: Alaska on a roll.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

PBA: Good guy Tony dela Cruz reflects on storied career after being honored by Alaska

​After a long and storied career in the PBA, Tony dela Cruz was honored by the Alaska Aces in a special ceremony during halftime of the Aces-Magnolia Hotshots tussle at the Big Dome Sunday evening. The UC Irvine product, who was brought in by the Shell Turbo Chargers in 1999 as a direct hire, enjoyed 11 fruitful seasons with Aces before officially announcing his retirement in 2017, along with veteran sharpshooter Dondon Hontiveros. A recipient of the PBA Sportsmanship award in 2006, he could boast of a record that could be comparable to that belonging to Wilt Chamberlain. If the Big Dipper could boast that he did not foul out in his 14-year NBA career, dela Cruz could also be proud of not incurring a single technical foul throughout his PBA journey. "I’m super proud of the way I carried myself each and everyday on the court so no matter how many awards I wished I would’ve won of course, I would’ve won 20 championships and a million MVPs but it’s just the fact I know what I did in my career and the fact that I am proud of how I played each and everyday in practice, super, super like proud," the now Aces assistant coach said after the game. Also included in the halftime tribute was a video montage containing tributes from former Shell teammates Rob Wainwright, Chris Jackson, Rich Alvarez, and former team governor Bobby Kanapi. The 39-year old said that he could not contain his emotions from the messages showered upon him, and was moved by the compilation. Looking back, the 6'5” dela Cruz said that his proudest moment in the PBA was their championship win over Ginebra in 2013, and the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals series win over the San Miguel Beermen, where he played with sore eyes in Game 6, the series clincher. He also recalled how he was called for his lone flagrant foul, a landing spot foul on Dennis Espino.  "I went into the commissioner’s office and he said we’re not judging you as a person, just the action and I said it was fair and I apologized to Dennis there was no harm but again, maybe I wished I would’ve gotten a couple more technicals to like feel some of my frustration but just super proud that I can look back at my career and really, really happy," he quipped. Now bringing a lot of experience to the table as an assistant coach under Alex Compton, he hopes to get better and get more experience while being on the sidelines. "I just want to continue to learn. But everyone keeps making jokes, letting me know how much weight I’ve gained but like Don Allado said, ‘You know what, I played so many seasons in the PBA, I have the right to eat whatever I want.’" "But again, I think the biggest transition is being in shape. I do wanna get out there and play with the guys sometimes but I think the biggest transition for me is wanting to be knowledgeable but at the same time, curious about how to get better at basketball." With no less than team owner Wilfred Uytengsu in attendance for the honor, longtime Alaska public relations manager CK Kanapi told's Gerry Ramos that the honor bestowed upon dela Cruz was not a formal jersey retirement, unlike the likes of former players Jeff Cariaso, Bong Hawkins, import Sean Chambers, Jojo Lastimosa, and three-time MVP Bogs Adornado. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

De La Hoya ‘75%’ sure of Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch

Oscar De La Hoya believes Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's highly anticipated rematch with Gennady Golovkin is close to being finalized and will be driven by increasing animosity between the two fighters. Alvarez, who pulled out of his May 5 middleweight clash in Las Vegas after twice testing positive for Clenbuterol in February, announced on Tuesday that he has enrolled in the year-round Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) drug-testing regime. Alvarez's determination to prove he's a clean fighter has finally satisfied the Golovkin camp who were very critical about the slowness of the Mexican to publicly state his intentions for testing. They wanted assurances of him being teste...Keep on reading: De La Hoya ‘75%’ sure of Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Money well spent: Mayweather’s retirement tour makes stop in El Nido

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is living off a retirement fit for a boxing king that he once was and perhaps, still is. The former top pound-for-pound fighter in the world has been on a "country hop" that began in the pristine deserts of Dubai late last month. His lavishtrip, well-documented on his Instagram account, has now taken him to the serene islands of El Nido, Palawan where he went island hopping on a clear Tuesday afternoon. READ:Mayweather arrives in Manila to continue 'country hop' The five-division world champion arrived in Manila early Tuesday morning on board his private jet dubbed "Air Mayweather." Before heading to the Philippines, Mayweather also enjoyed himself in the Mari...Keep on reading: Money well spent: Mayweather’s retirement tour makes stop in El Nido.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Duterte: Stand behind PNP chief

Rogue cops warned: ‘Bato’ waiting in Bilibid “BATO” is waiting for you in Bilibid. President Rodrigo Duterte issued this stern warning to rogue police officers yesterday during the retirement ceremony for Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Duterte had earlier said Dela Rosa would….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Dela Rosa makes farewell visit to 3 police units hours before retirement

Just hours before ending his three-decade service in government, Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police bid goodbye on Wednesday to three police units that marked the highest and lowest points of his career as the country's top cop. Dela Rosa visited members of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF), a unit which he described gave him many high points in the past 21 months because of its crucial role in the internal cleansing efforts of the PNP. "Kayo yung bumangon sa ating nalulugmok na organisasyon dahil sa ginagawa ninyo hindi ninyo inaalintana yung galit at pagkakamuhi ng ating kapwa pulis," he said in his speech at the CITF office in Camp C...Keep on reading: Dela Rosa makes farewell visit to 3 police units hours before retirement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Ex-SAF chief s budget officer returns P37 million to PNP

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senior Superintendent Andre Dizon, budget officer of embattled former police Special Action Force (SAF) chief Director Benjamin Lusad, has returned P37 million to the Philippine National Police (PNP). This was announced by outgoing police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa during his retirement testimonial dinner Tuesday, April ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018