Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey

The Event - World Welterweight Championship

Saturday, March 13

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31 Age 32
145 ¾ Weight 147
5-6 ½ Height 5-8
67 inches Reach 70 inches
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Philippines Birthplace Ghana
50-3-2 Record 35-3-0
38 Knockouts 20


Who: Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Joshua Clottey (35-3, 21 KOs).
What: 12 rounds for Pacquiao's WBO welterweight (147-pound) title
Where: Cowboys Stadium
When: Main event starts at approximately 10:15 p.m.
Money line:Pacquiao minus-$700; Clottey plus-$500


10 rounds, middleweights–John Duddy, New York (28-1, 18 KOs) vs. Michael Medina, Monterrey, Mexico (22-1-2, 17 KOs)
10 rounds, welterweights–Jose Luis Castillo, Sonora, Mexico (60-9-1, 52 KOs) vs. Alfonso Gomez (21-4-2), Guadalajara, Mexico
12 rounds, WBC lightweight championship–Humberto Soto, Los Mochis, Mexico (50-7-2, 32 KOs) vs. David Diaz, Chicago (35-2-1, 17 KOs)
12 rounds, world welterweight championship–Manny Pacquiao, General Santos, Philippines (50-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Joshua Clottey, Accra, Ghana (35-3-0, 21 KOs)

Eight rounds, featherweights–Salvador Sanchez, Mexico (18-3-2, 8 KOs) vs. Jaime Villa, Midland (8-7-2, 3 KOs)
Eight rounds, featherweights–Michael Farenas, Gubat, Philippines (26-2-3, 23 KOs) vs. Joe Morales, San Antonio (20-13, 4 KOs)
Six rounds, super bantamweights–Roberto Marroquin, Dallas (12-0, 9 KOs) vs. Samuel Sanchez, Dallas (4-1-1, 0 KOs)
Note:Order of early fights to be determined


Pacquiao vs Clottey Results & Live Blog Round Coverage

The Pacquiao vs. Clottey bout is all set for March 13, 2010. Held in the massive, sparkling new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the bout represents another chance for Pacquiao to solidify his standing in the welterweight division. Clottey represents a real challenge because of his size, strength and stamina. If Pacquiao wins and wins dominantly, of course talks for Pacquiao vs. Mayweather will be refueled. Will Clottey be able to weather the storm? Will Pacquiao’s power make a dent in Clottey’s chin? We’ll provide detailed coverage of all of those questions and more right here on

Before the fight begins you can also check out our full Pacquiao vs. Clottey Preview and Prediction. Then check back in on March 13th for full Pacquiao vs Clottey fight card coverage, including our live Pacquiao vs. Clottey results blog.

Pacquiao vs. Clottey Round by Round Results & Scorecard

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Fight Status: Scheduled for March 13, 2010. PPV airs at 9 pm eastern, estimated start time 11 pm eastern.

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Pacquiao vs. Clottey Undercard Fight Analysis


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Clottey motivated by Pacquiao trainer's knockout forecast

When Joshua Clottey steps into the ring against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on March 13 the Ghanaian will imagine he is fighting someone else.

The 32-year-old said Thursday he had a world of respect for Filipino Pacquiao and liked him personally and so would be fixing his mind on another target as motivation.

"I'm going to fight because of somebody," Clottey told a small cluster of reporters as he ran on a treadmill at Kingsway Gym a few blocks south of the Empire State Building.

"I'm fighting Pacquiao, but I'm fighting somebody else outside the ring. Nobody knows. I'll let everybody know after the fight. It's my secret."

Clottey moved from the treadmill to the ring for some punching practice against a sparring partner.

Looking on from the side, his manager Vinnie Scolpino might have let the cat out of the bag.

"He wants to beat (Pacquiao's trainer) Freddie Roach. That's his motivation," Scolpino said. "He wants to put him in his place. He beats Pacquiao, he puts Freddie in his place, too. Roach says he (Pacquiao) is going to knock him out.

Scolpino said Clottey was offended by the prediction.


The lean yet muscular Clottey worked up a healthy sweat as he moved from the ring to the heavy bag and speed bag before finishing with some calisthenics and stretching.

"I'm in the best shape of my life," said Clottey, a former IBF welterweight champion who will carry a 35-3 record into the bout, including a controversial split decision loss to Miguel Cotto in his last fight.

Pacquiao, named Fighter of the Year in the last two years and Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America, stopped Cotto in the 12th round in his last fight.

Clottey's big payday clash with Pacquiao (50-3-2) came about when the Filipino's mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr fell through over arguments about dope testing protocols.

The million-dollar-plus purse will be Clottey's biggest.

"This fight is like a miracle," said the Ghanaian, adding that his defensive skills would be a crucial factor in the bout.

"We all know Manny Pacquiao. When he comes, he starts throwing. I'm just ready. My body can take it.

"When he throws on me, I will block him and that will confuse him. He'll throw 30, and I'll throw four. The four will connect. The 30, I'll block most.

"I will wear him down. For sure."

(Editing by Ken Ferris)


Pacquiao vs Clottey HBO 24/7

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HBO Road to Dallas on March 6, 2010 will be available here.
Free Live Streaming will be available on the day of the event.

HBO Sports® will present “Road to Dallas: Pacquiao vs. Clottey,” a thirty-minute special analyzing the upcoming welterweight title showdown between pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and challenger Joshua Clottey that will mark the first-ever pro boxing event at the landmark $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex. The intriguing fight will take place on Saturday, March 13 and be televised on HBO Pay-Per-View ®...

The “Road to Dallas: Pacquiao vs. Clottey” special, which will feature fighter profiles, expert analysis and forecasts for the matchup, will premiere on HBO on Saturday, March 6 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the live presentation of HBO Boxing After Dark®.


Joshua Clottey - I'll slow Pacquiao down

Once Champion Clottey has no strain what all the care is about. He had a few setbacks against fighters similar Carlos Baldomir, Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto. He doesn't expect near those defeats. He ease views himself as an unbeaten protector. Clottey tells Lem Satterfield of AOL FanHouse that he won't study a win over Pacquiao as a condition, but retributory other win in the camber. Clottey faces Pacquiao on Marching 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

"I have by no means gone the ring feeling like I defeated. I sense like I am undefeated. If I win this clash against Pacquiao, I will by no means experience like I pound the top fighter in the world," said Clottey. "I will think like I had a clash with Pacquiao, the top boxer out there, and I won," said Clottey. "So even if I pound Manny Pacquaio, and public converse about it similar to it's a big offend, I'll say, 'It's not an upset, but a victory.'"

A number of citizens care for Pacquiao like a super hero. Not Joshua Clottey. He sees him as just another boxer and strategy to pound him as such.


Donaire says Manny Pacquiao to win by KO

pacquiao vs clottey news updateThe Philippine boxer fighter sensation Nonito Donaire puts his cash on a late-rounds strike by Manny Pacquiao on March 13, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium, Dallas.

Nonito Donaire, regarded as the successor evident of Manny Pacquiao, told the daily PSA Forum last Tuesday that the Filipino’s velocity and power will be too much for Ghanaian Joshua Clottey to knob when the two clash at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

“Joshua Clottey is a dangerous boxer and has an extremely good cover,” Nonitor Donaire renowned.
Manny Pacquiao will cause hurt near the beginning in the clash and he will catch him (Joshua Clottey) later on,” the Bohol Pride Boxing fighter but US-raised fighter said.


Jones lands Pacquiao vs Clottey bout

pacquiao vs clottey latest updatesJerry Jones got his fight.

The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who made a strong pitch to host the now-aborted Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight at Cowboys Stadium by offering a record $25 million site fee, landed the next best thing.

The new $1.2 billion state-of-the-art facility in Arlington, Texas, will host Pacquiao’s March 13 pay-per-view welterweight title defense against Joshua Clottey.

Jones and Top Rank’s Bob Arum and Todd duBoef, who toured the facility and were Jones’ guests at Saturday night’s Cowboys playoff victory against the Philadelphia Eagles, closed the deal for the bout on Sunday afternoon.


Roach said: If Clottey lays on ropes, he's dead

Prized boxing trainer Freddie Roach has seen a loophole in Joshua Clottey’s defense that Manny Pacquiao could take advantage of when the two fighters slug it out on March 13.

“He's pretty strong and he has a good chin and he's a durable guy,” Roach said of the Ghanaian boxer in an interview with

However, he described Clottey’s defense as very “passive”.


The Top Five Boxers of the Post-Pacquiao Era

After dealing Joshua Clottey his first career KO loss, the P4P king Manny Pacquiao will probably have the final fight of his career against either Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Sugar Shane Mosley at the end of the year, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest if not the greatest fighter of all time.

Boxing may never be the same again when Manny hangs his gloves for good, but there are at least five promising boxers who can still keep the fire burning in the sport.


Clottey plods on - Anonymous

Even in his adopted home of the Bronx in New York, nobody knows who Joshua Clottey is.

The Ghanaian slugger, however, gets the chance to make a name for himself on March 13 when he challenges World Boxing Organization welterweight king Manny Pacquiao at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

“Near Yankee Stadium on Anderson Avenue, a muscle-bound man slams the door to his modest apartment,” writes Daniel Beekman of “On the street, he starts to jog. No one points. No one stares.”