Top 3 stumbling blocks for Oscar De la Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao Revealed
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Aug 8, 2008) (Photo © German Villasenor)  
So what's the latest on a possible showdown between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao? According to Golden Boy's CEO Richard Schaefer, who was quoted on MaxBoxing, chances are at about 70% the fight will happen on December 6th.

Schaefer tells MaxBoxing in regards to a meeting he had with Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum on Wednesday: "We had a two hour meeting, which went well. There are some open issues which need to be resolved, such as the weight. Remember, Oscar hasn't made 147 pounds in almost ten years and it's not so easy. You think, 'Well, it's easy losing an extra couple pounds or so,' but when you are a top-notch athlete, to lose those last few pounds can become very difficult. So that's one of the points."

Schaefer goes on to tell MaxBoxing that another stumbling block is the gloves used in the fight. "The other one is the size of the gloves, Manny obviously fights in 8-ounce gloves, Oscar fights in 10-ounce gloves, the Nevada regulation is 147-pounds and above its 10-ounce gloves. Unless both parties agree - Oscar doesn't agree to 8-ounce gloves. He wants to fight in 10-ounce gloves," stated Schaefer.

And the final stumbling block, money. At issue is the purse split. Schaefer stated: "And then you have the third point, which is the financial split."

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