Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, a native Filipino,is the No.1 pound-per-pound boxer (ranked by ESPN and Ring Magazine) with 50W-3L-2D boxing record in his career, with 38 wins by knockout.
Joshua Clottey, born in Ghana, is a former WBO Welterweight champion with 35W-3L ,21 knockouts boxing record.Round 1: The crowd is screaming "Manny, Manny," even before the round begins. Clottey paces and Manny gets final instructiosn from trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao jabs and goes to the body. Clottey's hands are held high. He looks bigger. Pacquiao is still throwing. On the ropes, Clottey is covering up. Clottey throws a short jab. Pacquiao fires away at the body. Clottey still has not answered. Clottey is blocking shots, but there is no offense. Pacquiao's counter right lands over a lazy jab by Clottey. Clottey lands a short right. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 2: Same thing to start the second. Pacquiao is throwing, Clottey is catching. Clottey uncorks a couple of jabs. Pacquiao lands to the head and body. Cottey tries to come forward. Pacquiao backs him up. Clottey digs to thebody and to the head. Pacquiao goes to the body and the head and the body again. Clottey answers similarly. Pacquiao digs to the body and head. Clottey lands once to the head. Pacquiao is digging around Clottey's guard to the ribs, but Clottey's punches that land to the head are accurate. Pacquiao's round, 10-9
Round 3: Clottey may be feeling the body shots that Pacquiao is landing. Clottey comes back. Pacquiao's activity has Clottey backing up. Clottey is taking shots to the midsection and ribs, but comes back with a left-right. Clottey's not going anywhere. Clottey lands a hard right hand that pops back Pacquiao's head. Clottey is briefly pinned in a corner but he's blocking shots. Clottey begins to answer back. Telltale signs. Clottey lands to the head. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 4: Clottey has more pep in his step to start the round. Clottey lands a lead right. Clottey loops in another right. Pacquiao digs a right to the body but takes a one-two to the head. Pacquiao throws two hands at Clottey and is warned. Frustration that he can't get to his head. Pacquiao lands a five-punch combination on the ropes. Most of the punches are landing on Clottey's arms. But they're more than Clottey's offering. Clottey lands a right left to the body. Pacquiao closes to the head. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 5: Pacquiao is winning simply on activity. Clottey lands twice to the body. Clottey lands a right to the head. Overhand left from Pacquiao. Clottey clearly has it in the tank but seems to be saving up. Pacquiao right hooks twice to the head. Clottey lands a short right. Clottey lands a left to the head and a right. Pacqauio lands a five-punch combination. And then, four punches before the bell. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 6: Clottey is clearly trying to wear down Pacquiao with pressure. But he's got to throw to keep from digging a bigger hole. Clottey throws a right. His back against the ropes, Pacquiao takes three punches, but punches his way out. Pacquiao keeps punching. A four-punch combination finds Clottey hard to the head and body. Clottey lands a hard right that jars Pacquiao. Pacquiao digs to the body. Clottey find Pac-Man with a right and then a left. Pacquiao nails him three times along the ropes. Clottey lands a left at the bell. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 7: Clottey goes to the body early. Clottey doubles up on the left and lands a right. Pacquiao continues to lead to the body and go to the head -- around Clottey's defense. Pacquiao chases Clottey to the ropes, but takes a hard right. Clottey goes to the body and the head. Pacquiao lands a five-punch combination to the body. Clottey can't sustain any consistancy on punch series'. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 8: Clottey lands a looping right hand. Pacquiao's still boxing and maintaining distance. Pacquiao digs five right hands that split Clottey's guard. Clottey is warned for a low blow. Pacquiao takes a couple of seconds of recovery time. More body shots from Pacquiao. A nice right hand from Pacqiao. A head butt. No damage. A hard right and a left from Pacquiao. Several punches follow. Pacquiao closes strongly, uncontested. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 9: Clottey doesn't answer as Pacquiao jabs at his defense. Clottey comes forward but nothing. The PacMan just wails with whatever he can fight. Clottey finally goes with a right, left, right combination. But the PacMan comes back. A six-punch combination by The PacMan is punctuated by a right hand. Pacquiao does it again, and again. Clottey is baffeled Clottey is a sparring partner at this point. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 10: Clottey needs to throw caution to the wind, and but instead, he's riding a downward spiral toward defeat. A right hook from Pacquiao lands hard. A left to the body from Pacquiao. What must Clottey be thinking? Clottey tags PacMan, but doesn't followup. Clottey leaps in and lands a right. Clottey lands a right uppercut and a right. PacMan comes back, however, and gets busy again. Pacquiao chases Clottey to the corner and continues landing. Pacquaio's round, 10-9.
Round 11: Clottey is coming forward with intensity. Pacquiao still is outboxing him. Clottey lands two hard lefts. PacMan comes back. Clottey lands an uppercut. PacMan drives him to the ropes with a six-punch combination. Pacquiao closes by chasing and out-landing Clottey. The crowd is in a frenzy at his resolve. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.
Round 12: Big hugs between the fighters. Man do I miss Floyd. Clash of heads stops the action momentarily. Manny launching combinations now. Clottey powers in a few body shots and again with the uppercut. There is just no way to get inside on Clottey. Clottey absorbs another flurry. The bell sounds. I'm giving this one to Clottey. 10-9
After this event, I hope this13 Days After Pacquiao's Fights wont happen again. Just pray... :)
the PRIDE of the FILIPINOS!