Pacman Had A Hard Time Penetrating Grand Master’s Defense But Wins AnywayCategory: Boxing
In a boxing event simply titled “The Event”, offense versus defense will meet inside the boxing ring of Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas, USA on March 13, 2010.
The vaunted offense of pound for pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (49-3-2) will try to penetrate the stifling defense of Joshua “Grand Master” Clottey (35-3) as they meet in the welterweight limit of 147 lbs.
At stake is Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight Championship belt he got when he TKOd Miguel Cotto in the 12th Round last November 14, 2009 where he made history by becoming the first seven-division world champion.
After the failed negotiations of a possible megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather, Jr. due to the latter camp’s accusations of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) use by the former, Clottey was immediately brought in to fill the void.
Although he is coming from a bloody loss via a controversial split decision to Miguel Cotto last June 13, 2009, he is still a formidable opponent as many felt he should have won that fight. Mayweather has also moved on to face “Sugar” Shane Mosley on May 1, 2010.
Check out the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight card / undercard.
UPDATE March 13, 2010: Manny Pacquiao won via unanimous decision 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109.