Pacquiao out to succeed De La Hoya as top draw

about_mannyMANILA, Philippines – Oscar De La Hoya’s retirement has lined up Manny Pacquiao to succeed the “Golden Boy” as boxing’s top attraction.

Already the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, the Filipino icon is now being billed as the sport’s new superstar following his growing fan base and popularity heightened by his eight round demolition of De La Hoya four months ago in their blockbuster welterweight showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That severe battering Pacquiao inflicted on De La Hoya eventually would convince the famed American Olympic gold medalist to finally hang up his gloves.

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