Saturday, March 6, 2010

Roach “Pacquiao will put Clottey away inside 9”

Popular trainer Freddie Roach who is celebrating his 50th birthday today says he will be happy to see Manny Pacquiao beat Joshua Clottey in the first round of their fight scheduled for March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“I have said that the fight will be long and that it’ll probably end late, like nine rounds but I would be very happy if Manny wins in one round,” Roach said on Thursday, the eve of his 50th birthday.

Pacquiao hurts Roach's chin in gym

HOLLYWOOD – For 15 rounds non-stop, Manny Pacquiao went for the kill.

And a good number of times, he caught his master, Freddie Roach, on the chin or just too hard on the body, and made his two-hour workout at the Wild Card Gym look like the real thing.

“Sorry coach, sorry,” said Pacquiao as he backed off after one of his right hooks glanced the chin of his trainer.

Pacquiao vows new technique vs Clottey

MANILA, Philippines – With or without the alleged injury, 7-division champ Manny Pacquiao said he is all set for his world title defense against Joshua Clottey, adding that he has a "new technique" against the Ghanaian.

Pacquiao said all he is waiting for is the fight date itself on March 13 (March 14 in Manila).

Pacquiao by decision vs Clottey, says Chavez Jr

Even Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., son of the legendary Mexican namesake and champion, sees Joshua Clottey as a tough opponent for reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

But when asked to whom he’ll bet his money, Chavez Jr. said it’s on Manny, without batting an eyelash.

Pacquiao ready to rumble

LOS ANGELES – Sometime during the fast and furious punch mitt sessions that Freddie Roach did with Manny Pacquiao on Friday afternoon, the top trainer did something that he normally didn‘t.

After constant pounding from Pacquiao’s heavy hands, Roach motioned to his prized pupil to stop, telling boxing’s pound-for-pound king that he has done enough to cap another day of hard work at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

Pacquiao to hand Clottey 1st KO loss says Roach

It may be wishful thinking, but the earlier Manny Pacquiao stops challenger Joshua Clottey in their March 13 welterweight title fight, the better.

"If he gets him in one, I’m much happier, believe me," Roach told a couple of Manila-based sportswriters shortly after seeing the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion go through eight rounds of sparring Thursday (Friday in Manila) at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood.

Friday, March 5, 2010

No changes in Pacquiao fight plan against Clottey

The man behind Manny Pacquiao’s training and conditioning for his March 13 showdown with Joshua Clottey is maintaining the same formula and program the Filipino had in his last fight against Miguel Cotto.

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza mentioned that no changes were made in training camp, since the plan they did against Cotto is just as ideal against Clottey, whom Pacquiao will face at the $1.2 billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas next week.

Free Live Showing of Pacquiao-Clottey fight in Manila

MANILA, Philippines -- Manila residents will have the chance to watch for free the live telecast of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao's fight against Ghana 's Joshua Clottey on March 14, through the giant screens to be set up by the city government in several venues throughout the city.

Where to watch the Pacquiao-Clottey fight

MANILA, Philippines - Here are some places where you, your family, and your friends can watch the much-anticipated Pacquiao-Clottey fight on March 14:

Glorietta 4. At Cinemas 1 and 2 of Glorietta 4. P600 per head, food and drinks not included. Visit Glorietta 4 cinemas or call 752-7880 to inquire about seat availability.

Pacquiao gears up for tough fight vs Clottey

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum thinks Joshua Clottey will be a more difficult opponent for Manny Pacquiao than Miguel Cotto did four months.

"This fight’s gonna be harder than the Cotto fight," said the veteran boxing promoter, who came all the way from his cozy Top Rank office in Las Vegas to attend Pacquiao’s media day workout at the Wildcard gym in Hollywood on Wednesday.


Ghana’s Joshua Clottey and his trainer, the well-known and respected cut-man Lenny De Jesus have a great deal of respect for pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao but that doesn’t mean they are not ready to beat him in their showdown at the $1.2 billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium on March 13 in a fight to be telecast in the Philippines on Sunday by Solar Sports.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live Part 1

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live Part 2

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live - Pacquiao Sings

I will wear Down Manny Pacquiao said Joshua Clottey

Former champion Joshua Clottey will try to wear down WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. Pacquiao's stamina is one of his biggest advantages over opponents. Clottey has figured out a strategy to stop it. He put together a plan to make Pacquiao punch himself out.

Battle ready Pacquiao eager to face Clottey

Manny Pacquiao declared himself fit and ready to go with barely two weeks left before he stakes his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against Joshua Clottey.

“We’re 100 percent ready," said the Pacman before a throng of press people who came over at the Wildcard gym in Hollywood, California to grace his media day workout Wednesday. “We just need to maintain my condition."

Pacquiao turns Jimmy Kimmel Live into Pinoy Karaoke Night

Philippines, give it up for your boy Manny Pacquiao because I'll be damned he just officially conquered Hollywood- again!
By golly he just turned The Jimmy Kimmel Show into a Filipino Karaoke Extravaganza, and if you ask me, he sure hit that ball out of the ballpark. Pacquiao is definitely a once in a lifetime athlete and personality in the mold of Muhammad Ali. It's amazing how he owned the stage as if he was simply working the boxing ring.
How can you not love this guy?

Watch Pacquiao sing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (videos)

Sporting a red jacket with a Philippine flag, a white shirt, and blue jeans, boxing’s current pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao graced ABC’s popular late-night show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010.

Cheers for 'Pacman'  >
Pacquiao walked to a live studio audience which erupted cheers – many in the crowd were Filipinos or Filipino-Americans. The crowd chanted “Manny! Manny! Manny!” which prompted television host Jimmy Kimmel to jokingly implore his audience to calm down.
Kimmel began his comedic assault: So, you’re still living with all those guys?
Manny, looking down, seemed initially uncomfortable at the question.
Pacquiao: I live with 10 guys now.
Kimmel: You never get any privacy?
Pacquiao: I get a little privacy.

If I had to live without you near me
The days would all be empty
The nights would seem so long
With you I see forever oh, so clearly
I might have been in love before
But it never felt this strong
Our dreams are young and we both know
Theyll take us where we want to go
Hold me now, touch me now
I dont want to live without you.
Nothings gonna change my love for you
You oughta know by now how much I love you
One thing you can be sure of
Ill never ask for more than your love.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pacquiao to win in round 9 said Roach

HOLLYWOOD, California, March 3, 2010 - The world's biggest name of the decade in boxing, Pound-for-Pound King Manny Pacquiao, seeks to sustain his momentum to craft an entertaining, yet sweeping victory on March 13 at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium over the tough panther from Ghana, Joshua Clottey, whose record exhibits 35 wins and 3 losses, with 20 knockouts. The fight, dubbed "The Event", exhorts a contest in the welterweight division at 147 pounds limit, of the which the former's WBO Welterweight Championship belt is on the line.

I’m ready to rumble says Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao can’t wait to get his hands on Joshua Clottey.

“I am ready to rumble,” said Pacquiao, who faces the Ghana banger on March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

“I can’t wait to get into the ring. I am feeling very good and I am excited to put on a memorable show for the boxing fans. I want to make them happy again,” added the fighter widely regarded today as pound-for-pound king.

Clottey - Pacquiao is not into Steriods

Unlike Floyd Mayweather Jr., Joshua Clottey doesn’t believe Manny Pacquiao is into performance enhancing drugs.

“I don’t think Manny Pacquaio is doing that thing," said challenger Joshua Clottey during a conference call for his March 13 fight with World Boxing Organization (WBO) 147-pound bout with the `Pacman.’

“If he’s doing that thing, he is killing the sport."


With his left leg not bothering him any longer Filipino boxing hero and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao is in perfect shape for his showdown with big and strong Joshua Clottey at the $1.2 billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium on March 13 in a fight to be telecast in the Philippines by Solar Sports.

Conditioning expert Alex Ariza said Pacquiao added an Irish fighter whose name he couldn’t recall to his list of sparring partners with whom he went a total of ten rounds.

Pacquiao vs Clottey Viewing Party at Mardi Gras Casino

Hallandale Beach, FL, March 03, 2010 --( What: Watch seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and former welterweight champion Joshua Clottey on the BIG 16’ HD screen at Mardi Gras Casino on Saturday, March 13.

There is no cover charge for the viewing party, but seating is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. In addition, a $10 UFC Buffet will be available for the party.

Pacquiao too much for Clottey - Analyst

Dissecting the upcoming showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey, boxing analysts expressed belief the Filipino pound-for-pound king will throw his weight around the Ghanaian challenger.

“It would be a good fight but I think Pacquiao is infinitely superior to Joshua Clottey," Ronnie Nathanielsz said in a TV interview with GMA.

Roach - Manny Pacquiao’s speed is key

Pacquiao’s speed is key, says Roach

IT’S been said time and again by astute Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach among others, that speed kills.

That’s the axiom that Arum always trots out when boxing writers talk about opponents being bigger and stronger than Manny Pacquiao.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pacquiao will be KO said Clottey

Manny Pacquiao
Joshua Clottey believes he is capable of ending Manny Pacquiao’s (1/6 to beat Clottey at Betfred) winning  streak ahead of the two stepping in the ring on March 13. 

The Ghanaian is somewhat of a stand in for Pacquiao after his scheduled super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr (1/3 to beat Shane Mosley in the bout betting) fell through after an argument over drug testing.

Clottey Could Resort to Dirty Tactics to Win Over Pacquiao

Former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey of Ghana may resort to his known 'dirty tactics' fighting style in order to gain advantage over Manny Pacquiao when they collide on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Joshua Clottey may try to employ dirty tactics to win over Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in their upcoming fight scheduled for March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas.

Clottey won’t last 12 rounds vs Pacquiao said Ariza

MANILA, Philippines – Even if Ghana’s Joshua Clottey is bigger than 7-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino’s conditioning coach thinks the Ghanaian will not have enough strength to go the distance in his March 13 bout.

“I don't think Clottey will last 12 rounds. I think Clottey might just stop because he will get hit too much. I think Clottey will get tired of getting hit,” Alex Ariza told Brad Cooney of

How can 45,000 be a sellout when the stadium holds 80,000?

By Dave Lahr: What I don’t understand is how the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey fight be called almost a sellout at 45,000 when the Dallas Cowboy stadium holds 80,000? What is it that? I know the stadium was retrofitted to fit 45,000 fans, but they keep saying that they can easily adjust it to fit even more fans at a moment’s notice, so how does that make it a sell out if it reaches 45,000? Is it me or does that just seem like some gimmick that they’re using to brag about and make it seem like the stadium is sold out when in fact it’s not.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pacquiao vs Clottey Fight Event Schedule

Pacquiao vs Clottey Fight event schedule:

Open Workouts:

Monday, March 8
1:30 pm: Joshua Clottey
2:00 pm: Humberto Soto

Tuesday, March 9
1:30 pm: Manny Pacquiao

Wednesday, March 10

12:30 pm: Official Press Conference begins at Cowboys Stadium – East Plaza (closed to the general public)

1:30 pm: Press Lunch Cowboys Stadium – Main Club South (closed to the general public)

Joshua Clottey Training Videos

New Joshua Clottey Training Videos

Joshua Clottey - Pre-Dawn Beach Run

Joshua Clottey - Hits the Mitts

Joshua Clottey - hits the bags

Joshua Clottey - Stretching And Sit Ups

Joshua Clottey on Manny Pacquiao

BOB ARUM: We are a little over two weeks away and we are very excited about the full house we are going to have at Cowboys Stadium with Manny Pacquiao, who is the most exciting fighter in the world today and we couldn’t find a more competitive opponent that Joshua Clottey. Clottey has a heart like a lion and he is a terrifically balanced fighter who comes and gives it everything. We think that whoever wins this fight, at the end of the night, they will be saying that this is the best fight that Manny has ever, ever been in. This is the toughest fighter that Manny Pacquiao, the Fighter of the Decade, has been in the ring with. There are many experts saying they wouldn’t be surprised if Joshua Clottey won this fight.
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