|Top Rank, Golden Boy News and Notes - Oscar De La Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao
By Vikram Birring, DoghouseBoxing (Oct 6, 2008) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Hoganphotos /Golden Boy Promotions)
Freddie Roach stated that if Oscar De La Hoya does not make 147 pounds, the fight will be off, regardless of the $3 million per pound penalty. Bob Arum countered that there is a one pound grace limit, at the aforementioned price of $3 million.
Rocky Juarez has been offered a fight as the co-feature of the Ricky Hattonvs Paulie Malignaggi November 22 event.
Pacquiao and De La Hoya each donated $10,000 to the Houston Dynamo’s Hurricane Ike relief fund.
Arum’s long-awaited Macau show will be held January 24.
HBO 24/7 will return for seven episodes this fall, the first three for Roy Jones vs. Joe Calzaghe, and the final four for De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao.
Thousands of closed-circuit seats will be available at all 11 MGM locations, at a price of $60 each.
70,000,000 televisions will have the ability to tune into the match.
The opening press conference was the first such event at the Statue of Liberty.
The official sponsors: Coca-Cola (via Vitamin Water and Full Throttle Energy Drink), Southwest Airlines, DeWalt, Tequila Cazadores,and .Cerveza Tecate.
HBO’s marketing campaign, which will implement internet, print, and television advertising, will be its largest ever for a boxing match.
Cerveza Tecate will be offering a $20 mail-in rebate for use towards the HBO PPV match with purchase of a 12-pack.
Tequila Cazadores will be offering a similar $10 mail-in rebate.
MGM’s official odds: De La Hoya -210, Pacquiao +175.
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