Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pacquiao-Clottey Result

Pacquiao-Clottey Result. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his 12-round unanimous decision win over Ghana's Joshua Clottey following their WBO welterweight championship fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, March 13, 2010.

Pacquiao punished Clottey with combinations to the body throughout in winning the unanimous decision to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title and his status as the world’s finest boxer.

It was no contest, as Clottey simply kept his guard high and rarely threw punches. According to CompuBox, Pacquiao landed 246 of 1,231 punches. Clottey connected on just 108 of 399.

Pacquiao took advantage by using his blazing hand speed to rip through Clottey’s gloves and land hard, punishing shots.

He made the former champion wince several times as he fired off hard combinations at Clottey’s midsection.

Despite the exhortations in the corner of trainer Lenny DeJesus, Clottey never opened up and fought aggressively. He was backed up all night and, except for an occasional shot, never did much to Pacquiao.

It was another virtuoso performance for the Filipino superstar, who has won titles or has claimed the linear championship in seven different weight classes. Pacquiao is on a collision course with unbeaten rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., who fights Shane Mosley on May 1.

According to CompuBox, Pacquiao outpunched Clottey 1,239 to 399 and outlanded him 246-108.


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