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Fight with Pacquiao is personal for De La Hoya

Hey, Manny Pacquiao, remember when you signed with Golden Boy, only to renege and sign with Top Rank days later? Oscar De La Hoya does, too -- and he intends to make you pay for it Saturday.

Originally Published: December 3, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Isn't it funny how things work out sometimes?

After all, it was only a little more than two years ago, in September 2006, that a fight with Manny Pacquiao was the furthest thing from Oscar De La Hoya's mind.

De La Hoya was in the midst of a year-long break from boxing following his fight with Ricardo Mayorga. His match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. hadn't even been made yet. De La Hoya was instead focused on promoting Pacquiao, not fighting him, after signing the Filipino ...

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