I'm sure I will be flamed unmercifully for this, But De La Hoya took a dive. Was he Hurt? Probably, but not nearly as bad as he made out to be. Hopkins Hit him in the Ribs after a Jab, In the Replay it looked like an arm punch by Hopkins.
Oscar was gassing and on his way to taking a beating and or possibly getting severely injured by Hopkins, and Took the easy way out. If He had been hit in the liver then I would have bought the whole I'm paralyzed and I can't get up story, But being hit in the ribs by an arm punch I don't by it. 30 million dollars guaranteed.