De La Hoya Thinks Pacquiao In His Prime Beats Floyd

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur this week, Oscar De La Hoya made a big claim about his co-promoter Manny Pacquiao regarding their mutual rival Floyd Mayweather.

De La Hoya, who promotes Pacquiao’s opponent Lucas Matthysse, believes that the Filipino senator would easily be Mayweather if they fought in their prime.

“Pacquiao would have beaten him easily. In their prime? Absolutely,” said De La Hoya, who had fought and lost to both Mayweather and Pacquiao before the chance to fight both fighters before retiring in 2009.

De La Hoya lost to Mayweather by split decision in 2007 and suffered a TKO defeat to Pacquiao in 2008 before announcing his retirement five months later.

De La Hoya, who is a former six-division champion, arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday from Los Angeles in time for the final press conference of “The Fight of Champions.”

Initial Report: Inquirer

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