Thursday 23rd November 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Whose Foundation will Crumble? The Oscar-Manny chronicles…

Oscar De La Hoya is a battle tested veteran with 44 fights losing only 5, twice to Shane Mosley, one to Trinidad, Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins. Throughout his career Oscar had only been knockout once through the hands of Bernard Hopkins. Oscar has proven that he has a granite chin many attempted to target their attack on Oscar’s head but Hopkins concentrated more on his body and the once durable and indestructible Golden Boy crumbles to the ground grimacing in pain.
In a structure there is a need to have a good solid foundation so no matter how shaky or how unstable the earth surface is the structure remains firm and tall like how the Japanese make an earthquake proof building. Oscar is an earthquake proof structure in order to bring down Oscar his foundation or his body should be taken off.
This coming Dec.6 Oscar De La Hoya will slug it out with pound per pound king Manny Pacquiao. Manny is 4 inches shorter and has a clear target where his vaunted power sets in Oscar’s strong foundation his body.
Take off the body and the head will fall is what Manny’s outcry in his training right now.
It doesn’t imply that Manny has no other choice since he is shorter than Oscar but Manny needs to go to the body because it’s the only thing that could give him a chance in winning.
Body shots are not a walk to the park thing there would be instance that you will also get tagged while moving forward to set up your power shots and Manny is not immune for Oscar’s middleweight power. Boxing is a sport of strategy and the fighter who has a perfect game plan always comes out the victor.
Manny will have to execute a perfect game plan in order to win against Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar knows Manny’s target and for sure they are making a formula for that problem.
Two questions would be answered this coming Dec.6 will Manny setup those body shots? Or will Oscar’s reliable jab find its way? Whose foundation will crumble? The drama continues….

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]