Who Wins: Oscar Dela Hoya vs. Antonio Margarito at 147 Lbs. Prime for Prime.
this was a match up that has always intrigued me. the two almost fought at one point but dela hoya opted for the more richer fight in pacquiao.
the animosity between the were real, margarito calling dela hoya a sissy for not fighting him and choosing to face a 135 lbs fighter in pacquiao while dela hoya said cotto would outbox margarito in a classic example of boxer beats brawler.
if the fight were to take place in there primes, it'd would have been one hell of barn burner. dela hoya's come forward style paired up with margarito's relentless aggression would have created electrifying fireworks. if dela hoya doesn't knock out margarito with one of his thunderous left hooks, then margarito might win it via stoppage in the late rounds. i think dela hoya wins this but it's really a 50-50 fight.