This is my fearless prediction. De La Hoya is technically superior over Manny Pacquiao. De La Hoya is not washed out, he may be old, but not yet a washed out.
Here are my reasons why De La Hoya would win:
He used to fight under the welterweight and was a champion. Pacman moved up just for this fight. De La Hoya is the experienced one here.
- Bernard Hopkins then 43 years old won over a 26 year old Pavlik.
- George Foreman who was 45 years old knocked down 24 year old Michael Moorer, who was previously unbeaten.
- De La Hoya will punch faster since he losing weight, while Pacman will slow down because he is gaining weight.
I’m still hoping though that Manny Pacquiao would do an upset.