Oscar De La Hoya: "What the BLEEP is that?" - The Fight that will Not be Killed
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Aug 2, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
Oscar De La Hoya, Boxing's favorite son, wants none other than Manny Pacquiao for his retirement fight for this upcoming December 6th. In fact he wants the fight so badly, he has instructed the CEO of his promotional company, Richard Schaefer, not to kill the fight. De La Hoya is angered by recent comments from trainer Freddie Roach. Roach has publicly stated he doesn't feel De La Hoya can "pull the trigger" on his punches.

Quoted by ESPN, in regards to the statements made by Roach, Schaefer stated: "When Oscar read Freddie's comments, he was like, 'What the [expletive] is that?'"

Schaefer added: "He feels challenged now. Eric (Gomez / Matchmaker for De La Hoya) told him it's not an easy fight because Pacquiao is so strong and fast and so relentless. What he's done to Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, David Diaz... Manny doesn't just beat them, he destroys them. The only one who has Pacquiao's number a little bit is Juan Manuel Marquez. Manny and Bob know that, which is why the third fight isn't happening."

Schaefer has been ordered not to kill the fight and is confident the fight will happen. "But a fight with Oscar can happen. Oscar gave me clear instructions to make the fight with Pacquiao, not to kill the fight.".

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