Trigger? What trigger? Outgunned De La Hoya leaves firepower at home

Oscar De La Hoya promised to look like his old self going into his fight with Manny Pacquiao. Instead, he wound up looking just plain old and ready to call it a career, writes Kieran Mulvaney.

Originally Published: December 7, 2008
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- So this is how it ends.

It is the way it almost always does, even for the best of them. It is the way it ended for Muhammad Ali. It remains, over a long, drawn-out period, the way it is ending for Roy Jones.

And now it is the way it ends for Oscar De La Hoya.

Even those who predicted that De La Hoya's size and style would overwhelm Manny Pacquiao offered one small but significant caveat: If De La Hoya could no longer pull the trigger, if he could no longer ...

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