‘Golden Boy’ Oscar on Pacman: He is overwhelming, hardworking
Trainer Buboy Fernandez claimed that Manny Pacquiao has rejuvenated people’s faith in his talents. He forgot to include legends like Oscar De La Hoya.
Nicknamed “The Golden Boy” whose fame transcended his sport, De La Hoya acknowledged that Pacquiao “still has it” after the Filipino’s lopsided triumph over Adrien Broner last weekend in Las Vegas.
“Pacquiao is Pacquiao,” said Dela Hoya, who fought Pacquiao and quit on his stool after eight rounds during their 2008 fight dubbed “The Dream Match” at MGM Grand.
“He is overwhelming. He throws you off. He throws a lot of combinations,” Dela Hoya told boxing portal fighthype.com. “And it’s not surprising because he is hardworking.”
Last year, before Pacquiao squared off with Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Dela Hoya said it was the Filipino boxing great who “was the toughest fighter” he faced in the ring.
“The people now believe that he can still fight at a high level,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “At that age (40) he can beat anyone and perform like he did 20 years ago.”