Who Won Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya? – Full Fight, Purse, Stats, and Purses

Published 08/21/2021, 5:36 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MARCH 19: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is shown with a cut above his right eye inflicted by Erik Morales of Mexico during the World Super Featherweight Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel on March 19, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik Morales of Mexico won 15-13 over Pacquiao by unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)


Oscar De La Hoya’s fight with Manny Pacquiao was one of the biggest ones in his career. Also, this was the last fight De La Hoya took in the professional circuit. Prior to this contest coming to life, this fight faced an immense struggle in terms of contracts, payouts, and more. But eventually, it got rolled out in a sensational fashion and truly lived up to the buzz.

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But who was the winner of the Pacquiao vs De La Hoya bout?

In this fight, ‘Pacman’ came in as an underdog and he completely battered the boxing sensation ‘Golden Boy’. Right from the first bell, he adopted an aggressive approach and not a single moment belonged to De La Hoya. As a result, Pacquiao won this gratifying encounter.

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In the above Pacquiao vs De La Hoya fight highlight, the former battered the latter so much that De La Hoya and his team ended the bout after round 8, thus adjudging Manny Pacquiao as the winner via RTD in round 8.

BoxingScene later shared Compubox punch stats for Pacquiao vs De La Hoya fight. These numbers screamed Philippine dominance. Manny Pacquiao landed some crucifying power punches and left a dent on his adversary.

Despite this being De La Hoya’s last professional fight, he earned a staggering amount of $20 million. On the other hand, Pacquiao earned a guaranteed $6 million.

Manny Pacquiao – A true star of the sport

The De La Hoya fight was regarded as a passing of the baton. It truly lived up to the title given to it.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao is interviewed after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Post this fight, fans witnessed a new era wherein Pacquiao emerged and became a hotshot. He added some stupendous wins that set him apart from the rest of the boxers.

Watch this story – Manny Pacquiao’s Gruelling Strength and Conditioning Training Revealed

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Furthermore, his captivating personality and a child-like smile gathered attention like never before. That’s why millions of fans tuned to watch his subsequent boxing bouts, making him a genuine star of the sport.

Do you think the De La Hoya fight changed Pacquiao’s career pathway?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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