Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pacquiao vs Clottey Replay

Pacquiao vs Clottey REPLAY - Still updating for 9th - 12th rounds

Manny Pacquiao win by Unanimous Decision over Joshua Clottey

Manny Pacquiao has won a unanimous decision over Joshua Clottey in their WBO welterweight title fight, dominating the bout against a defensive opponent.

Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) controlled Saturday's fight from the start, throwing mostly body shots because Clottey locked his arms in front of his face. The Filipino never slowed throwing punches and Ghana's Clottey (35-4) never got very aggressive. Neither fighter went down.

Two judges scored it 119-109, the other 120-108.

A crowd of 50,994 attended at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

Pacquiao is next hoping for a megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., presuming Mayweather beats Shane Mosley on May 1.



Pacquiao-Clottey fight: tickets to 45,000 seating capacity stadium sold out

ARLINGTON, Texas (MindaNews/13 March) -- Screaming fans chanting the name Manny with the plaza doors of the Cowboys stadium opening to reveal the huge video board inside dramatically served as backdrop for Friday’s weigh in as Pacquiao defends today (Sunday in Manila) his WBO Welterweight title against challenger Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao came in at 145 ¾ while Clottey hit the welterweight limit of 147 lbs. The atmosphere was so festive that a stare down between the boxers ended with both breaking into laughter.

Former ring foes predict a Pacquiao win vs Clottey

GRAPEVINE, Texas—Many of them have tasted the power of Manny Pacquiao’s punches and came up short.

Now, these world champions are convinced Pacquiao will again emerge victorious in his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Ghana’s Joshua Clottey on Saturday (Sunday n Manila).

Oscar De La Hoya, the former poster boy of boxing who hasn’t fought since Pacquiao made him quit in his stool on the eighth round, told it would be an easy victory for Pacquiao despite Clottey’s edge in height and heft.

History of Manny Pacquiao

PACQUIAO (50-3-2, 38 KO's), the -700 favorite to beat Joshua Clottey in the boxing betting odds, continues to cement his status as the mythical "pound-for-pound" champion, as well as the most massively popular athlete in the Philippines. Pacquiao got his start very early, turning pro at age 16, and won a decision over Edmund Enting Agnacio. He was only 106 pounds. Without an extensive amateur background, he did a lot of his learning on the job, and it showed. The future superstar took a lot of lumps early in his career, as after eleven wins he got stopped in three rounds against Rustico Torrecampo, whose record was only 11-4-4 at the time.

History of Joshua Clottey

CLOTTEY (35-2, 20 KO's), the +450 underdog to Manny Pacquiao in the boxing betting odds, is a native of Accra, Ghana who now lives an trains in the Bronx. Against Pacquiao he gets an opportunity to win a welterweight title for the second time.

Boxing Betting Odds:

WBO Welterweight Title (12 rds. - 147 lbs.)

March 13 -- Arlington, TX



Over 9.5 Rounds -180

Pacquiao vs Clottey Time Starts

Everyone wants to know the Pacquiao v Clottey start time for tonight’s big event from Cowboys stadium. The start time of the fight should mean that it’s available for the widest possible audience, and Pacquiao v Clottey could end up being a classic battle.

So what is the Pacquiao v Clottey start time? Here’s the info:
Pacquiao v Clottey start time

The fight takes place at 9pm ET / 6pm PST live from Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Here’s a preview of the big fight:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pacquiao vs. Clottey Fight Time

Pacquiao VS Clottey fight will start at 9PM ET/6PM PT live on pay-per-view. It is also available via online streaming and other live streaming channels.

The upcoming boxing welterweight fight for the WBO World welterweight championship is between Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey, which is set on Saturday night. The event will take place at the Dallas Cowboy’s stadium in Arlington, Texas.

A 33-year-old Joshua Clottey has a record of 35-3 with 20 KOs, while Manny Pacquiao has 50-3-2 with 38 KOs. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was disappointed he won’t be hosting a Pacquiao fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as he had hoped.

Pacquiao vs Clottey weigh in

About an hour ago, WBO welterweight champ and pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey stepped on the scales in Arlington at the final weigh-in before Saturday night's showdown.

Pacquiao showed up on the scales at a trim but solid 145 pounds while Clottey, as usual, looked like a brick, making the limit at 147 pounds.

Additional weights to follow...

Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey

Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey will be fighting for WBO World Welterweight Championship this coming March 13, 2010, Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey officialy weigh in today(Manny Pacquiao 145.75 lb, Joshua Clottey 147 lb).

Pacquiao registers 146 lbs, Clottey still overweight

GRAPEVINE, Texas – It wasn’t only natural hard work ethic after all.

When Ghanaian Joshua Clottey was spotted doing a very early morning run at the lobby of the Gaylord Texan Hotel on Monday, he was not just trying to keep in tip-top shape. He was actually trying to lose extra poundage.

The suspicion that Clottey, a big welterweight, was still overweight was confirmed Thursday when he and his gang of four were spotted by Team Pacquiao member Roger Fernandez at the convention hall jogging wearing thermal suit for 45 minutes and then skipping ropes.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pacquiao vs. Clottey - Face-Off w/ Max Kellerman (HBO)

Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey meet face-to-face outside of the ring for this special interview with Max Kellerman. Road to Dallas: Pacquaio vs. Clottey replays every day leading up to the fight on HBO® or HBO2. Check local listings. Dont miss the live fight on HBO PPV on March 13. For more information, log onto 

Arnel vows to properly sing anthem in Pacquiao-Clottey bout

MANILA, Philippines - Arnel Pineda, the Filipino front man of popular American rock band "Journey," left Manila, Thursday evening, en route to Texas to sing the Philippine national anthem in Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's much awaited fight with Ghanaian boxer Joshua "The Grand Master" Clottey on March 13 (March 14 in Manila) at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

In an earlier interview with, Pineda said he will make sure that his rendition of "Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land)" will be appreciated by old and young Filipinos.

Pacquiao-Clottey press conference

Earlier today the final press conference for the March 13th Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey bout took place in Arlington, Texas. Las Vegas based photographer Chris Farina was able to capture some of the action while also taking time to note that this has been one of the busiest fight weeks that he has been a part of. The buzz in Dallas definitely seems to be building and the two fighters seem to be extremely respectful of each other just days away from this potentially great contest.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke of the great respect he has for both fighters as well as his relationship with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. Jones was disappointed to not have landed the potential Pacquiao-Mayweather bout but reportedly came with a huge offer to land Pacquiao-Clottey, one that Arum couldn’t resist. Jones went on to further state the magnitude of the event and pointed how the Stadium’s huge overhead jumbo-tron screen will give everyone a great look at the action.

Clottey won’t back down vs Pacquiao’s attacks

In as much as he has high regard for Manny Pacquiao, Joshua Clottey wouldn’t think twice engaging the Filipino World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion in fierce exchanges once only the two of them are inside the ring.

Boxing, according to Clottey, is nothing but business.

“I’ll make sure that if I throw a few [punches] it’s going to connect. And I’m going to cause damage. I believe in that," Clottey told reporters who gathered around him shortly after Wednesday's final press conference for his 12-round fight with Pacquiao at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium this Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

“If he’s going to throw a thousand punches, then I’ll block a thousand punches. And that will get him thinking I’m not going to back down. I’m not going to go backward. I’m going to stay there. I’ll make him fight. I want him to fight for the first time."

Malacañang concerned about Clottey’s tactics

Malacañang Thursday advised Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao to focus on his fight against Joshua Clottey this weekend and set aside his political ambitions for the moment.

Deputy Presidential Spokesman Gary Olivar said Pacquiao should particularly watch out for Clottey's "dirty tactics" in their World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight fight on March 13 in Texas.

He said Pacquiao risks getting hurt if he loses his focus on his challenger and worry about his political plans in May.

"We advise to him to watch out for headbutting since Clottey plays dirty. We advise Manny Pacquiao to be careful about dirty tactics by Mr. Clottey," Olivar said in a news conference in the Palace.

Manny Pacquiao Plans to Fight and Sing on the Same Night

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It seems farfetched but the lure of stardom could slightly delay Manny Pacquiao's entrance into the ring against Joshua Clottey at Cowboys Stadium for their scheduled fight on Saturday night. That is if the Filipino superstar -- who moonlights as a nightclub singer -- sees his face on the monstrous video screen that will be hover over the ring.

Known for his penchant for holding post-fight concerts with his band -- Pacquiao recently appeared and sang on Jimmy Kimmel Live -- Pacquiao hinted that he might just be tempted to break into song during his walk up to the ring.

"I think I'm going to see my big face up there. I'm going to see people screaming," said Pacquiao, 31, during an interview with reporters following a press conference at Cowboys Stadium. "It's a big screen. I'm really excited and happy. We're going to play my band's songs while I'm walking into the ring."

Pacquiao, Clottey more friends than foes

GRAPEVINE, Texas – They were supposed to be combatants, but Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey appeared more like friends when they met at the final press conference of “The Event” at the cavernous $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium Wednesday.

Pacquiao and Clottey stood up from their corners, headed for the center of the stage, exchanged glances and then smiled at each other. They were still grinning when they were made to stand side by side and back to back by the swarm of photographers angling for right spots.

Since becoming pound-for-pound king in 2006, Pacquiao, who was accompanied by Dallas Cowgirls, brightened up the boxing scene with his pleasant behavior. He doesn’t trash-talk, belittle opponents and flaunt his exploits, forcing opponents to reciprocate with similar civility, thus avoiding pre-fight hostilities.

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Joshua Clottey: The Undercard

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest fights of 2010, Manny Pacquiao versus Joshua Clottey on Saturday. Previously: why and how Pacquiao-Clottey matters; how good is Clottey?; and keys to the fight, parts I and II. Next: the final preview and prediction.

It's gotten to the point where I'm not sure why I even dignify Top Rank undercards with their own blog entries on the weeks of big fights. At best, it's an excuse for me to verbally defecate all over how little the company -- like most promoters, for what it's worth -- could give a damn most of the time about putting on a top-to-bottom good product with its $50 pay-per-views. Were these undercard fights occurring anywhere but as the supporting bouts for such a major event, they'd warrant but a sentence or two in a round-up column. Adding insult to injury is that Top Rank boss Bob Arum constantly insists the undercards are, in fact, good, which is like the old aphorism about pissing on my leg and telling me it's raining.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Clottey's Keys: Uppercut and Head Butt

if Joshua Clottey were to pull off the upset this Saturday against Manny Pacquiao, his two key weapons are two of his attributes that Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach is well aware of.

His uppercut and headbutt.

Clottey has one of the best uppercut's in boxing. It's the punch he used to rip open a gash over Zab Judah's eye in his welterweight title winning effort in 2008. Despite the fact that the cut was ruled to be caused by a headbutt, replays show it was actually Clottey's uppercut.

Aside from the Judah fight, Clottey has used this punch to his advantage many other times. The Judah bout being the most notable.

Pacquiao won’t be able to penetrate Clottey’s clamshell defense

Manny Pacquiao is in for a big surprise on Saturday night when he attempts to go on the attack against former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao is used to having his way against a recent rag tag variety of beaten up and aging fighters but on March 13th, Pacquiao is going to find that he can’t penetrate through Clottey’s impregnable clamshell defense. I’ve seen Clottey in action in many of his fights, and it’s almost impossible to get shots through Clottey’s high guard and land anywhere to his head.

Pacquiao going to end up in hospital—Clottey cook

GRAPEVINE, Texas – (UPDATE) Joshua Clottey trusts fellow Ghanaian Kwaku Gyamfi with his life.

The gargantuan man, nearly six feet tall and around 300 pounds, on the other hand, swoons over Clottey’s boxing skills and swears his countryman will run away with Manny Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown when they tangle on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Not only that, Gyamfi, who acts as Clottey’s cook and assistant, believes his countryman will either pummel Pacquiao into submission or beat him up so badly the Filipino ring icon won’t be able to perform in his post-fight party for the first time.

Cowboys boss wants more Pacman bouts

DALLAS, Texas – Jerry Jones wants to monopolize the staging of big-time boxing and the Texas billionaire is training his sights on hosting future Manny Pacquiao fights at Cowboys Stadium.

“I am confident that when we see how the structure of the venue, what we do, what the presentation of the fight, how it really creates additional aura and additional excitement to the fight, it’s going to be hard to find some place else,” said Jones as Pacquiao was working out in front of the public Tuesday at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

Pacman flawless in final workout

MANNY Pacquiao looked flawless in his final workout at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles on Monday, before taking the flight to Dallas, Texas aboard a specially chartered plane, along with his wife Jinkee and a planeload of 160 people.

Pacquiao and his entourage arrived in Dallas late Monday night, thrilled at the sight of the Pacman’s photo and logo on the seats of the plane, as well as the cups in the flight. Pacquiao and Jinkee checked in at his spacious suite at the Gaylord Hotel.

Pacquiao to bank on speed to beat Clottey

MANILA, Philippines –Manny Pacquiao and his trainer, Freddie Roach, believe that the 7-division world champion’s speed will compensate for his size when he goes up against the bigger Joshua Clottey of Ghana on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“My quickness will be the key, my speed,” Pacquiao told Reuters, adding that Clottey cannot be underestimated.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ali no match to Pacquiao

DALLAS, Texas — Joined by an entourage that would put Muhammad Ali’s own gang to shame, Manny Pacquiao blew into this city late Monday night with the promise of a sensational showing against Ghana’s Joshua Clottey this weekend at Cowboys Stadium.

“I am going to put on a great show for the fight fans,” said Pacquiao as the chartered Boeing 737 touched down here from Los Angeles with his entire training team led by Freddie Roach and friends in tow.

Manny charters 'Air Pacquiao' for flight to Dallas

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao on Monday took a flight from his training base in Los Angeles, California to Dallas, Texas where his March 13 fight with Joshua Clottey will take place.

This, however, was not an ordinary flight for the 7-division champion. He chartered a 170-seater plane to take his whole entourage to Dallas.

Clottey might pull off a surprise in fight vs Pacquiao

GRAPEVINE, Texas ( MindaNews/08 March) - Up to now, Joshua Clottey has not made any definitive claims he’s going to win the welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao this Saturday ( Sunday in the Philippines) at the Cowboys Dallas Stadium.

But a much closer understanding of his statements shortly after his workout today at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in this city shows it might turn out to be a totally different fight for the Pacman so far.

Arum says Pacquiao-Clottey will sell as many PPV buys as Pacquiao-Cotto

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he thinks that this Saturday’s fight between World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Joshua Clottey will do as well as the Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto bought in terms of pay per view buys, according to an interview of Arum at Boxing Talk. The Pacquiao-Cotto fight sold 1.25 million pay per view buys, which a good portion of it was driven by fan interest in seeing Cotto fight. Arum says that at the least, he sees the Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight doing no worse than 900,000 to 1 million PPV buys.

Arnel Pineda to sing anthem in Pacquiao-Clottey bout

MANILA, Philippines -- It's confirmed.

Arnel Pineda, the Filipino front man of popular American rock band "Journey," will sing the Philippine national anthem in Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s much-awaited fight with Ghanaian Joshua "The Grand Master" Clottey on March 13 (March 14 in Manila) at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

In an exclusive interview with, Pineda confirmed that he was invited by Pacquiao to sing "Lupang Hinirang" in his upcoming fight.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Team Pacquiao heads to Texas for final countdown of Clottey bout

The road to Arlington, Texas begins for Team Pacquiao Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as it heads there for the final countdown of the Filipino ring idol’s 12-round showdown against Joshua Clottey of Ghana.

A chartered plane that leaves Los Angeles at around 3 p.m. Monday will bring Manny Pacquiao and around 150 people to Arlington, the seventh-largest city in Texas, following a three-hour flight covering 1,251 miles.

Clottey says Pacquiao bout like a miracle

MANILA, Philippines – Ghana’s Joshua “the Grand Master” Clottey thinks that things are going his way ever since he was chosen to fight Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on March 13, even if he experienced a setback in his training camp.

“I never expected to be in such a huge fight like this, which is the biggest pay day of the year. It's like a miracle, like something is being worked out. It's like a miracle, something is coming, and I'm so happy,” Clottey told Lem Satterfield of Boxing FanHouse.

Clottey Too Strong?

Saturday night sees the next chapter unfold in what has become the gladiatorial career of Manny Pacquiao. Proudly and justifiably held as boxing’s poster boy, the sport seems in more need of his services right now than vice versa. Thankfully for the fight game and its needy, often disappointed fans Manny’s still here. Still accepting the bigger fights and the bigger challenges.

Pacman Stars on Jimmy Kimmel Show Again

LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao may be preparing for his bout against Joshua Clottey but during his final media day workout Wednesday in Los Angeles the pound-4-pound champion had other things on his mind.

"If I had to live my life without you near me, the days would all be empty," Pacquiao sang to a handful of media members before he was to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show.

David Diaz Exclusive Interview - Diaz vs Soto On Pacquiao-Clottey Undercard

David Diaz is scheduled to square off against Humberto Soto March 13 on the under card of the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This fight will be for the vacant WBC lightweight title once held by Diaz. This bout represents a crossroad fight for both fighters. I was recently afforded the opportunity to have a nice chat with the former champion. Here is what he had to say:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pacquiao vs Clottey - Road to Dallas HBO 24/7

Pacquiao vs Clottey
"THE EVENT" - Road to Dallas HBO 24/7 FULL VIDEOS

Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey: The Third World-War

After the Second World War, people wished and prayed that there would never be another World-War again. But their prayers went unanswered, because come March 13 the world of boxing has decided that there would be "THE (Third-World-War) EVENT" between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey: two boxers coming from the Third-World countries.

Roach predicts 6th round KO win for Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES – Freddie Roach is now giving Joshua Clottey a shorter shelf-life against Manny Pacquiao on the evening of March 13.

“Six or seven rounds,” said Roach, who had previously predicted a ninth-round knockout victory by the Filipino fighter at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

Pacquiao vs Clottey HBO 24/7 - Road to Dallas Preview

Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey "THE EVENT" - Road to Dallas HBO 24/7 Preview
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