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Pacquiao Defeats De La Hoya in Eight Rounds

Oscar De La Hoya in Oscar De La Hoya v Manny Pacquiao
(R-L) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines connects with a right to the head of Oscar De La Hoya during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 6, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)more pics »Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao: the fight that was supposed to rock the boxing world just came up flat Saturday night as boxing's new golden boy totally demolished the sport's veteran champ.

It was meant to be a clash of epic proportions, but instead it was eight rounds of watching De La Hoya get flat out beat. At 35-years-old De La Hoya appeared tired and out of shape. It was obvious that the 29-year-old Pacquiao had the upper hand, with De La Hoya only winning one round, the first. Pacquiao ended up winning by knockout after De La Hoya's trainers refused to let him continue in the ninth.

If anything this win may solidify De La Hoya's decision to finally retire from boxing and allow the Filipino Pacquiao to really begin his reign as boxing's new golden boy. But, don't feel bad for the aging boxer, he's already began is cushy career as one of boxing's most successful businessmen, and it suits him.

Lately De La Hoya has been putting most of his attention towards his business, Golden Boy, which focuses on training and promoting up and coming boxers.

The veteran boxer was released from the hospital earlier today without any serious injuries or broken bones, it's unknown if or when he'll officially announce his retirement.

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  • Oscar De La Hoya in Oscar De La Hoya v Manny Pacquiao
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