De La Hoya: Matthysse wins by KO, Pacquiao by decision

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I think you have to take a look at Manny Pacquiao’s last fights, he hasn’t knocked somebody out since Cotto in 2009, so you have to take a look at that,” De La Hoya said in an intimate interview with select Filipino reporters at Le Meridien Hotel on Thursday. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Lucas has a good chin. if Manny wins, he’s gonna win by decision, if Lucas wins, I think he will win by knockout because Manny Pacquiao throws a lot of punches, he’s too busy, he’s not gonna lose in front of his hometown crowd, he’s determined,” he added.De La Hoya, who is the chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions after an illustrious boxing career that saw him win 10 titles across six divisions, also said Matthysse can pack a punch especially with his right hand.Golden Boy Promotions chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya chats with select members of the Filipino media on Thursday at Le Meridien Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Mark Giongco/“But Lucas Matthysse, you never know. He hits hard and his right hand is lethal so I’m predicting if Lucas wins, it’s gonna be by knockout, if Manny Pacquiao wins it’s gonna be by decision.”De La Hoya, who promotes the Fight of Champions along with Pacquiao, arrived in Kuala Lumpur from Los Angeles for the final press conference.De La Hoya and Pacquiao have history together after sharing the ring in 2009 with the Filipino legend winning by a eighth-round stoppage. De La Hoya never fought again as he announced his retirement five months after losing to Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES De La Hoya: “I’m predicting if Lucas wins, it’s gonna be by knockout and if Manny wins, it’s gonna be by decision.” #PacquiaoxMatthysse | @MarkGiongcoINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 12, 2018KUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya, one of the brightest minds in boxing, thinks there could be a knockout on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But there’s a catch: De La Hoya believes a KO win is only possible for Lucas Matthysse and not Manny Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins PSL: PH women’s volleyball team picks up third win View commentslast_img read more