Manny Pacquiao Wins Over Joshua Clottey in Unanimous Decision

14/03/2010 17:54

Manny Pacquiao is now preparing for his concert in Texas to entertain his fans after the Filipino boxing idol won a unanimous decision over Joshua Clottey in the presence of 50,000 boxing fans watching the fight at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Filipino boxing superstar retained his WBO welterweight crown by beating Joshua Clottey of Ghana via a 12-round unanimous decision.

All judges scored the fight in favor of Manny Pacquiao in what boxing fans say was a lopsided fight. Only one round was awarded to Clottey by one of the judges. The rest of the rounds were given to Pacquiao. Clottey was pre-occupied with his hand and shoulder defense to neutralize Pacquiao's rapid and powerful punches. Pacquaio was not able to score a knock down as the boxer from Ghana continued to fortify his defense to evade Pacquiao's rapid assault. Clottey's trainer and coach Lenny de Jesus was prodding Clottey to take his chances in the middle of the 12-round bout after observing that Clottey was not actively engaging Pacquiao. You gotta take a chance," Clottey's trainer, Lenny DeJesus, implored him after the sixth round. "You're in a fight and you gotta start taking chances."

The fight wasn't close, and it was never in doubt. It was so one-sided that those in the cheap seats among the crowd of 50,994 could tell without even looking at the giant video screens over the ring that Pacquiao was in total command.

He's a very tough opponent," Pacquiao said. "He was looking for a big shot." Pacquiao is scheduled to hold a concert for his fans in Texas after his successful defense of this WBO welterweight crown.


(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )


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