Filipinos all over the world are joyful today as Manny Pacquiao won the boxing match versus Oscar De La Hoya at the end of the 8th round.
Here are some observations on every round:
Manny Pacquiao was throwing combo shots right from the start and was able to connect with a left straight twice. Oscar De La Hoya targeted Pacquiao's body and threw more jabs. Pacquiao was able to defend himself and used speed very well.
Despite De La Hoya's height and reach, quick and aggressive Pacquiao dominated and managed to punch straight to the face and hurt the Golden Boy with a body shot. His jabs were lethal.
Pacquiao continued to connect with his left and made a right hook to the body. De La Hoya throwing left jabs wide and with combination to the body.
Pacquiao with a power left hit the face of De La Hoya. Crowd yelled! De La Hoya received continuous punches from Pacquiao in this round, one after the other. Dela Hoya cut near the eye area becomes evident.
De La Hoya sticked to the left jab was able to connect with right straight to the body. He threw 1-2 combinations and head shot but Pacquiao was able to counter. Pacquiao connected with a left hook.
Pacquiao focused on puching De La Hoya's body one after the other. De La Hoya looked already too tired at this round.
De La Hoya's left eye was almost shut due to Pacquiao beating. A fan just fainted in the crowd.
Pacquiao continues to deliver punches to De La Hoya - who is no longer punching back.
De La Hoya threw in the towel after round 8.
Congratulations Manny Pacquiao!