Oscar shouldn't of signed then. He was the cash cow, why was he so desperate to make that fight under any circumstances, I don't know.
It was a money fight, and no....Oscar wasn't the Cashcow he once was, in fact this was the time when Manny was garnering world wide attention and after De la Hoya had been knocked off the #1 Cashcow spot by Floyd nearly 2 years before.
The reason Oscar made it was simple, he is an intelligent businessman and knew that this would be his last big money fight with a rising/big named superstar.
It was smart for him to take the bout but he shouldn't have taken it for health reasons, anytime a 130lb Valero is whuppin your @$$ blacking both of your eyes, you can't run one complete lap around a track and you are not allowed to rehydrate for the fight then that just doesn't make sense to take a fight like this risking your health for a payday.
All of the above happened to Oscar, if anyone is unable to see that it is true despite no mention of it (the Rehydration Clause) in public then I'd say they are either Arum duped Pacquiao fans or Pacquiao fanatics who want to romanticize that Manny pulled off this so called "impossible" upset beating a supposed bigger (though he weighed less than Manny on fight night) dangerous De La Hoya.
It's a magician's trick, all smoke and mirrors with Manny, just as he always did with his ridiculous CW fights draining his opponents or waiting to they had already been KO'd or soundly beaten in prior fights before he took on his toughest challenges.
Cotto-drained and had been beaten with loaded gloves by MargoCHEATo
Mosley-had been beaten nearly 2 years prior by Floyd and Sergio Mora
Morales-had been beaten soundly by Zahir Raheem
Margo-that farce of a fight supposedly taken place for a Jr MW title where neither man was ever really a real titleholder at the time in that class
I could go on and on but people bought that lemon of a magician fighter in Pacquiao which is why they were so believing all the hype that he would somehow be the one to dethrone Mayweather, those same idiots were the ones who were drinking the Bob "Yesterday I was lying but today I'm telling the truth" Arum Kool-Aid.
Edited by BrutUalBK, 20 June 2017 - 07:38 PM.