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Fight with Pacquiao makes a lot of cents to De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya's decision to fight Manny Pacquiao makes a whole lot of sense -- from a business standpoint.

Originally Published: August 28, 2008
By Graham Houston | Special to ESPN.com

From a business standpoint, Oscar De La Hoya has sealed a great deal in making the fight with Manny Pacquiao. In terms of De La Hoya's boxing legacy, though, the fight leaves something to be desired.

Looking at the fight from the businessman's perspective, De La Hoya and his company, Golden Boy Promotions, couldn't have done better.

The risk-reward ratio is perfect. This, clearly, is a fight that De La Hoya is expected to win. He will have huge physical advantages, simply towering ...

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