De La Hoya-Pacquiao Fight to be Announced Thursday

First it seemed like a pipe dream. Then it appeared it would fall apart over money. Now the much discussed Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao fight - a fight that could be the Golden Boy's last - looks like it will take place on December 6.

ESPN's Dan Rafael reports that two sources close to the fight say that it's on and that it will be announced by De La Hoya at a Thursday teleconference. No word yet on how the split of revenue from the bout, which was the major sticking point in negotiations, has been resolved. Amusingly, Freddie Roach says in the story that he got a voice mail from Manny saying, "Thanks for all your help," so he assumes the deal is done.

The venue is likely to be the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Expect to see a lot more about this fight from every possible boxing news source over the next few days.

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