Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya: Psychologically, KO Will Haunt Pacquiao

By Luke Furman

Can Manny Pacquiao recover from the vicious sixth round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez? Reflecting on similar knockout defeats in the history of the sport, former fighter and Golden Boy Promotions President, Oscar De La Hoya, says the road to fully recover from such a knockout will be very tough. He gives Pacquiao a chance to make it back, but the says the mental damage will affect him more than anything else.

"That's going to be the million dollar question because psychologically he is always going to be feeling that punch. He's always going to be looking out for that punch. He will be doubting himself [and telling himself] 'can I do this again.' - even in training, even in training [he will be doubting himself]. History shows this, and I'm not making this up...history shows that it's impossible to [fully] come back [from that kind of a knockout]. Can he come back? It's up to him. You look at Paul Williams [at how he got knocked out]. Back in the day Thomas Hearns knocked out Roberto Duran and he landed face first. You look at Ricky Hatton at how he got knocked out. You look at history in boxing," De La Hoya told Power 106.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ikawpipa on 12-21-2012

this is not Manny's first KO. the question is not psychological but rather physical, i hope Manny is still physically fit to fight.:boxing:

Comment by Ringlife on 12-21-2012

That KO will only help Manny fight smarter next time out.

Comment by T.Horton on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=HazeAnatomy;12841239]Oscar Never said he'd have a meltdown. he simply said it will be very hard to fully recover Psychologically...and it will. Its a boxing fact. name 1 fighter who came back after a brutal KO and was as good as…

Comment by Brockton Lip on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=Timothy Horton;12837826]Not every fighter has a mental meltdown due to a KO loss. Oscar is projecting his feelings after his beating on to Pacquiao. The fact is, they are not the same fighter.[/QUOTE] I have to agree with this. Duran…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 12-21-2012

Oscar must know :boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (110)
Top Headlines Katie Taylor Wants Women's Boxing To Have Three Minute Rounds Linares: I'd Love To Face Mikey Garcia in Las Vegas, LA, Anywhere Michael Devine Announces Retirement From Boxing Ohara Davies: Mayweather Advised TMT Boxers To Avoid Me Javier Fortuna Extends Pact With Sampson Boxing Hasim Rahman Jr. Pro Debut Pushed Back To April 14 Jean Pascal To Nick Diaz: You Coward, Don't Talk Sh*t - Fight Me! Lemieux vs. Reyes, Diaz vs. Avila Added To Canelo-Chavez Saunders To Golovkin: If You Have a Pair of Balls, Sign The Contract! Team GB Release Four Fighters: Bateson, Cameron, Marshall, Davies Hearn: Crolla Should Get at Least 1 Million For Flanagan Bout Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo Lemieux May Land on Canelo-Chavez, Future Foe For Canelo? Okolie on Burns vs. Indongo: Great To Be On Another Big Bill Golden Boy's Diaz: I Felt Jacobs Beat Golovkin, Canelo Will Too! Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II: Post-Fight Report Card Langford: If No Golovkin Deal, Saunders Will Have To Face Me! Josh Taylor Impressed With Recent Win, Expects a Big Future Hearn: Eubank Contacted Me For Bellew Catch-Weight Fight! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams: Jimmy Kilrain Kelly Breaks it Down Keenan Smith Tops Card in Atlantic City on April 22 Buster Douglas: Pacquiao Would Beat Mayweather, Maybe By KO Kyotara Fujimoto vs. Herman Ene-Purcell in Play For May Boxing's Pound For Pound Debate Is Tougher Than Ever Golovkin's Coach Fires Back at Kell Brook, Ingle Over Fight Claims Evander Holyfield vs. Lagos Politician - Exhibition Fight on May 25 Photos: Yvan Mendy Gets Win Before Near Empty Venue Ray Robinson Stops Claudinei Lacerda in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Coach Reacts To 'Keyboard Judges' Saying Jacobs Won Kovalev Shreds Ward: My Goal is To Knock Him Out! Hunter Says Andre Ward Can Still Make 168 For Golovkin Fight Murat Gassiev To Make First Defense in May or June Aldo Doubts Mayweather-McGregor Gets Beyond UFC Obstacles Marquez Tabs Golovkin as Boxing's New Pound-For-Pound King Anthony Karperis Stops Scott Burrell in Four Rounds Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot Mayweather: 'Triple L' Golovkin Came Up Short, I'd Work Him Over! Lawrence Okolie To Box On Burns vs. Indongo In Glasgow Anthony Crolla Not Ruling Out Move To Junior Welterweight Rob Brant To Take Stay Busy Fight, Then Murata-N'dam Winner
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement