March 13, 2010 Sunday
Manny Pacquiao WON versus Joshua Clottey
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey Statistics, boxing record, background, etc.
The Boxing Event started with 3 National Anthems. Sariah Simmons for Ghana’s National Anthem. Arnel Pineda for the Philippine National Anthem. Three Cowboy cheerleaders are singing the American National Anthem. The Grand Entrance of the two boxers (Joshua Clottey and Manny Pacquiao) were very grand. Clottey even danced to a Ghanian tune as he walks towards the ring. Pacquaio walked towards the ring calmed and as he get into the ring, he knelt down and prayed from the corner.
Introduction is done by Michael Buffer while the referee is Rafael Ramos. Joshua Clottey has been introduced “The Grandmaster” while Pacquiao has been introduced “The National Fist”.
Round per Round Details
Pacman throws 3 jabs. Clottey in turtle defense. Pacquiao attacks Clottey's left side... Clottey in peek-a--boo. Pacquiao tests the body. circles away from Clottey's punches. Pacman lands a big left! wobbles Clottey a bit. Clottey throws a left, Pacman answers with left and right. Not much activity from Clottey in thi round. It was all Pacquiao. Round 1 is done.
Pacman tests Clottey's defense. Throws jabs in the peek-a-boo then suddnely throws a right hand to the body. Clottrey tries to advance but hands still up. tries to trap pacman to the ropes. Pacman wisely circles away. Clottey connects with left the the body. Pacquiao throws big 1-2-3. 'wobbles' Clottey. It's not clear is he's just taunting the champ. Clottey is clearly waiting for Pacman to tire out. Round 2 is done.
Freddie Roach tells Pacman to be careful with Clottey's right. Buboy says 'ingatan mo ang paa mo. mukhang tinatapakan n'ya'...
Pacquiao opens with spectacular body punches. His punches reverberates throughout the stadium. Clottey throws body punches, too. Pacquiao throws 1-2 to the head, then 1-2 again in the abdomen. Clottey catches Pacman with a right. Pacman rests a bit then presses the action. Beautiful combination to the head and body. Traps Clottey to the corner. Clottey moved away then charged back. Clottey's hands are always up, he knows that bombs are coming.
Clottey walks towards Pacman, still in turtle defense. Pacman circles away, uses the ring while stinging Clottey. Cloteey is not punching, this frustrates pacman. Pacman walsk away a bit. Ref motions the two to engage again. Pacman throws 1-2-3. then 1-2 again, beautiful combos. Clottey is moving just like Roach predicted, the Ghanaian is just waiting for Pacman to tire out. Round 4 is done.
*De Jesus admonishes his fighter, saying that he already knows what to do.
Cottey now becomeing aggresive. But Pacman fights back. Clottey throwing 1-2, then launches a big jab. Fighters in a clinch, Clottey misses a right hook. Pacman effectively using his own right hook, Pacman explodes with lighting punches. Clottey retreating. the action returns to the center, then bell rings.
Pacman effectively uses the ring circles away from Clottey. then he steps near the ropes inviting Clottey to engage. Clottey throws some punches, then they move to the center. Pacman uses the angles, looking for an opening in Clottey's defense. Bell rings, Clottey accidentally hit Pacman after the bell but the Filipino merely tapped him back.
Clottey tries to attack the body. trapping Pacman at the ropes, Pacman moves away. Pacman patiently chips away Clottey's defense, inviting the Ghanaian to fight back. Clottey remains in his shell. then suddenly charges with 1-2. Clottey is frugal with his punches. Round 7 ends.
*Clottey's coach de Jesus said, 'let's be clear! let's throw punches now, okay?'
Clottey's hands are up again, then he throwss a double right to the head. Pacman fires back with punches to the body to the head. Clottely then lands a blow just below the belt, ref warns him. Pacman was given a few seconds. fight is on again. Pacman lands a BIG right! Then accidental clash of heads. 'you ok?' ref asks the fighters. the fight continues. Near the bell, Clottey lands a low blow again. Pacman reacted, ref breaks them.
Pacman scoring combinations, a couple of hooks tot he body then upper and hook to the head. Clottey responded with four hook-combo. Fighters move tot he center then Pacman exploded with big body punches again. three of them apparently jarred Clottey. But Clottey survives.
Pacman now has a welt in his right eye. Clottey has bloodied nose. Pacman suddnely lands a beautiful right hook to Clottey's jaw. Then a body combo, Clottey fights back with as big right. Looks like Clottey was inviting Pacman to throw body punches so he can retaliate with hits to the head. Pacman, however, continues to attack the body. Never giving Clottey a breather for that head punch.
Clottey approaches Pacman, Pacman keeps him away with head punches then sidesteps away. Clottey is springing to action, tries to match pacman. Both fighters trading head punches, Clottey steps into Pacman's defenses sneaks in two uppercuts. Pacman slightly dazed, but fights back. Pacman presses attack chases Clottey to the ropes. Round 11 ends.
Clottey chasing Pacman, lands good left hook. A clash of heads but gthe fight continues. Clottey wants to score a KO, throwing body punches. Pacquiao steps back a second, fired three, then circled away. Clottey landing big left hooks. Clottey now active with punches. But Pacman outpunches him. The final bell approaches. this is going to the score cards, folks... ding!
scores are 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109 all in favor of
The Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao