View Full Version : Hopkins v. De La Hoya
09-13-2004, 04:42 PM
When Oscar De La Hoya steps into the ring at the MGM Grand next Saturday night against the undisputed middleweight champion of the world, Bernard Hopkins, it will mark the first time in his illustrious career that 'The Golden Boy' will go into a fight as an underdog.
Most pundits believe that De La Hoya, who has won world titles in multiple weight classes (starting from junior lightweight - if you count his WBO title that he won against Jimmy Bredahl) has simply bitten off more than he can chew by facing a fighter many consider one of the all-time great middleweights.
09-13-2004, 04:47 PM
I can't wait to see this fight. It's gonna be a bloodbath.
Oscar is one hell of a fighter, but man is he gonna take a beatin'.
09-14-2004, 11:21 AM
I am a huge boxing fan! And this fight has been anticipated all year by myself..thoughts are this:
Hopkins destroyed his tune-up opponent, while De La Hoya, fighting in his first middleweight bout against a bum, struggled and lost the fight on everyone's scorecard except the paid off judges. De La Hoya was rocked in that fight a few times, I can only imagine against Hopkins. Trinidad couldn't withstand Hopkins onslaught through 12 rounds and ended up getting dropped and getting up, but his corner stopped it. I've always felt Trinidad was far and away better than De La Hoya, so I figure DLH won't make it to the 12th.
Hopkins W4 via TKO
09-14-2004, 11:36 AM
1) if it is not stopped in the 4th because Oscar is too bloody to continue 2) it'll be a 5th round KO by Hopkins,
either way, we're gonna see a pretty man get is ass kicked.
09-14-2004, 01:01 PM
Can anyone suggest a place in Calgary to see this fight?
09-14-2004, 10:20 PM
Goon, not sure about Calgary..but I know on PPV it's running $59.99 USD, and thats if you order before the day of the fight. The day of the fight it will be 64.99 USD. I don't remember a fight on PPV every costing this much..I may be wrong, I believe Trinidad - De La Hoya ran about 54.99 USD, and Mosley- De La Hoya 2 was something along the lines of the same 54.99 USD..but 60 bucks prior to the day of the fight, and than 65 bucks the day of has to be the record for price to pay to watch a fight on TV.
If you dont watch it live, HBO is replaying it exactly 1 week later at 9pm. So, either find a bar I guess playing it.. or order it at home for 60/65 bucks..or wait a week and watch the replay.. what sucks about these replays tho is they chop it down..there is limited enterence stuff shown, anything a announcer says live is editted out ..in my opinion, Id rather just pay and watch it live not knowing the results.
09-15-2004, 12:11 AM
Give the Bottoms Up sports pub a call. They have some fights and some wrestling nights. I haven't been there in a long time, so I don't know if they'll have this fight in particular.
09-20-2004, 02:40 PM
SI's report on the fight:
Oscar De La Hoya thought he could trade punches with a bigger and stronger fighter. Bernard Hopkins made him pay for his mistake with two body shots that left De La Hoya pounding his gloves on the canvas in bitter frustration at a career opportunity lost.
The fight ended at 1:38 of the ninth with De La Hoya writhing in pain on the canvas, his goal of beating the fearsome middleweight champion crushed with shocking suddenness.
09-20-2004, 02:49 PM
I'm pretty sure that Oscar is peeing blood today.
I don't think I've seen someone's body get worked like that before.
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