View Full Version : The 5 boxers Dela Hoya didnt fought


Emon723
04-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Now that Oscar Dela Hoya has officially retired, we can all look forward to the boxers DLH ducked or didnt fought in his entire career that would have been interesting fights.

1.Winky Wright - Winky has long been wanting to face DLH, complaining time and again why he cant get a fight with Oscar, last year was quote as saying "Dela Hoya can no longer hide and eventually has to face him" but then, Dela Hoya chooses Manny Pacquiao.

2. Vernon Forrest - Just like Winky, both of them beat Shane Mosley, and Dela Hoya doesnt want to beat the men who beat his conqueror, unlike Hopkins, whose wins over Pavlik and Tarver evened up his losses to Taylor and Jones.

3. Kostya Tszyu - This would be a superfight at 140, Tszyu has beaten Gonzalez and Chavez more impressively than Dela Hoya did, somehow its not Oscar's fault that Tszyu decided to stay down at the junior welterweight class for so long.

4. Roman Karmazin - Dela Hoya was scheduled to fight this russian guy in December 2001 but the bout was called off, I think DLH was envious about his rival Tito Trinidad's success and becoming more popular than him thats why he couldnt bear taking on an unknown opponent.

5. Antonio Margarito - Tony was perfect to be Dela Hoya's opponent last December, didnt Oscar say he wants to fight the winner of Cotto-Margarito in the hoped Cotto will win. Dela Hoya will probably lose to Margarito but not as bad as the beatdown he took from Manny Pacquiao.

I never wanna see Dela Hoya take on a Cotto, or a Ricky Hatton, not even Manny Pacquiao, Glad that Oscar finally realized it and made the right decision this time by retiring for good.

MANGLER
04-15-2009, 09:42 PM
I wouldn't have minded seein a DLH-Forrest fight, but I was never too keen on it. Prime Vernon coulda given em hell, but I think DLH at his best woulda taken him. Winky I always felt woulda whomped DLH and I think DLH damn well knew it. I wish that fight woulda happened. I also never figured on a Marg fight happenin, but it woulda been cool to see. Had DLH faced him I think Marg woulda destroyed him at 147 or 154 tbh.

RightCross94
04-15-2009, 10:53 PM
thats being pretty picky

oscars impressive list of people he did fight pretty much overshadows those small misses

Kid McCoy
04-15-2009, 11:56 PM
thats being pretty picky

oscars impressive list of people he did fight pretty much overshadows those small misses

That sort of list can be done with anyone. Virtually any boxer in history can be accused of not meeting this or that fighter. When one considers the number of guaranteed Hall of Famers and assorted top contenders Oscar did face, he hardly qualifies as a serial ducker.

AztecWanker
04-16-2009, 12:20 AM
That sort of list can be done with anyone. Virtually any boxer in history can be accused of not meeting this or that fighter. When one considers the number of guaranteed Hall of Famers and assorted top contenders Oscar did face, he hardly qualifies as a serial ducker.

Kid McCoy from Sherdog?

Emon723
04-16-2009, 03:59 AM
I wouldn't have minded seein a DLH-Forrest fight, but I was never too keen on it. Prime Vernon coulda given em hell, but I think DLH at his best woulda taken him. Winky I always felt woulda whomped DLH and I think DLH damn well knew it. I wish that fight woulda happened. I also never figured on a Marg fight happenin, but it woulda been cool to see. Had DLH faced him I think Marg woulda destroyed him at 147 or 154 tbh.

Agreed, never mind Margarito's KO loss to Mosley, Antonio would beat a past his prime Dela Hoya.

L.Ellerbe
11-18-2009, 04:11 PM
well in all fairness he did offer winky 6m for a fight in september 2006 i believe

GJC
11-18-2009, 04:19 PM
thats being pretty picky

oscars impressive list of people he did fight pretty much overshadows those small misses
Agreed what ever criticisms people have ducking shouldn't be one of them.

Joey Giardello
11-18-2009, 04:48 PM
here is a list of fighters who oscar wasnt intrested in fighting

Jose luis lopez
Winky wright
Vernon Forrest
Antonio margreatio
James Page

Calilloyd
11-18-2009, 04:51 PM
I wouldn't have minded seein a DLH-Forrest fight, but I was never too keen on it. Prime Vernon coulda given em hell, but I think DLH at his best woulda taken him. Winky I always felt woulda whomped DLH and I think DLH damn well knew it. I wish that fight woulda happened. I also never figured on a Marg fight happenin, but it woulda been cool to see. Had DLH faced him I think Marg woulda destroyed him at 147 or 154 tbh.



That's pretty much how I see it also. Although I think Forrest would have taken Delahoya by decision. It seems whenever Delahoya fought that type of competition he came up short.

Calilloyd
11-18-2009, 04:53 PM
well in all fairness he did offer winky 6m for a fight in september 2006 i believe

Delahoya never offered Wright any money for a fight and definitely not 6 million. No way Wright would have turned that down for any reason.

freudianfloyd
11-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Delahoya never offered Wright any money for a fight and definitely not 6 million. No way Wright would have turned that down for any reason.

I see you are from Yorba Linda. I grew up in Norco, not too far away from you. Of course I am in Hickville Ohio now.

Calilloyd
11-18-2009, 10:12 PM
I see you are from Yorba Linda. I grew up in Norco, not too far away from you. Of course I am in Hickville Ohio now.

My Mom is from Ohio. She moved out here to california before I was born. She actually misses Ohio. Hope that helps :)

hookoutofhell
11-19-2009, 01:43 PM
I wouldn't have minded seein a DLH-Forrest fight, but I was never too keen on it. Prime Vernon coulda given em hell, but I think DLH at his best woulda taken him. Winky I always felt woulda whomped DLH and I think DLH damn well knew it. I wish that fight woulda happened. I also never figured on a Marg fight happenin, but it woulda been cool to see. Had DLH faced him I think Marg woulda destroyed him at 147 or 154 tbh.

agreed with the point in bold

i think forrest would have beat DLH as well

if theres one fight that i could have made there it would have been the tszyu fight, maybe because tszyu is one of favourite fighters but i think it would have been a great, fan friendly fight to watch

mickey malone
11-19-2009, 05:27 PM
DLH had 23 world title fights.. Hard to beat

S.G.
11-20-2009, 01:04 PM
He would have had to bend time itself to fit these guys in to his already packed resume

Sugarj
11-20-2009, 04:26 PM
Lets be honest, heres five fighters Oscar did face!!!!! All have arguably held the pound for pound number 1 or 2 spot at a point in time near to when Oscar fought them too.

1) Floyd Mayweather
2) Bernard Hopkins
3) Felix Trinidad
4) Shane Mosley
5) Manny Pacquiou

That list doesn't even include Ike Quartey or Pernell Whitakker!!

Levcon8686
11-20-2009, 09:40 PM
I don't think anyone in their right mind can accuse Oscar of ducking people. His level of opposition, win or lose, is absolutely incredible.

Off topic, I always felt Oscar performed best when people got under his skin/trash talked him. The Vargas and Mayorga destructions he looked like he meant business from the off. Even the Floyd fight he was very determined to pull out a W. Just something that popped into my head.

Calilloyd
11-22-2009, 01:45 PM
Lets be honest, heres five fighters Oscar did face!!!!! All have arguably held the pound for pound number 1 or 2 spot at a point in time near to when Oscar fought them too.

1) Floyd Mayweather
2) Bernard Hopkins
3) Felix Trinidad
4) Shane Mosley
5) Manny Pacquiou

That list doesn't even include Ike Quartey or Pernell Whitakker!!



No question that Oscar fought top fighters although the timing on some of them are suspect.

Marcov
11-23-2009, 04:19 PM
That sort of list can be done with anyone. Virtually any boxer in history can be accused of not meeting this or that fighter. When one considers the number of guaranteed Hall of Famers and assorted top contenders Oscar did face, he hardly qualifies as a serial ducker.

True
When we consider he jumped in weight to challenge Hopkins and met Trinidad and Quartey to unify the welterweight title, it is hard to imagine him "ducking" some of these fighters, perhaps "Interesting matchups that didn't happen" might be more suitable.

GJC
11-23-2009, 06:29 PM
Think DLH liked $$$$$'s too much to duck anyone and it doesn't matter who a boxer fights there are always a couple of names that don't feature.
At the end of the day it is a business and I don't doubt he might have lowballed Winky or put Forrest on the back burner on the grounds of high risk v not enough reward.