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)