If the Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton is the fight of the year in 2009, then the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey is the definitely the 2010 fight of the year !
Definitely the entire Philippines will come to a stop on the night of the fight (March 13, 2010) (Sunday morning here in the Philippines) as people will be looking at the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey youtube video and live streaming. (I hope there will no brown outs !)
Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao will try to add Joshua Clottey as his no. 12th “victim” in his 11 winning streak. He has proven that he is indeed the best pound for pound in the world as he has demolished legendary fighters such as former WBC lightweight titlist David Diaz, future Hall-of-Famer Oscar De La Hoya, British pride Ricky Hatton and more recently Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto who defeated Clottey by split decision last year.
Pacquiao’s sterling 50-3-2 with 38 KOs needs no further elaboration as the record speaks for itself. His trainer the great Freddie Roach who is awarded trainer of the year for 4 times predicts a knockout win for Pacquiao either in the sixth or seventh rounds.
Pacquiao’s opponent who is considered as an underdog, but should never the less not to be underestimated is the pride of Ghana Africa, who now lives in New York, is none other than, “The Hitter” Joshua Clottey.
Clottey has an impressive 35-3 record. He has won 20 of his fights by knock out and he has never lost via knock out in his entire professional career. A very tough and defensive orthodox fighter whose other nick name is the “Grandmaster” Clottey has size and solid defense and just like Manny Pacquiao has the right combination of speed, stamina, boxing skills and power.
So can the Pacman eat away the Grandmaster’s defenses or will the Grandmaster who is also called “The hitter” overtake the Pacman’s speed, skill and power ? What do you think ? Drop me a comment. (For me Clottey should make sure he gets accurate life insurance rates) 🙂
Naturally most people predict that Manny Pacquiao will emerge as the winner. This is mainly due to the fact that Pacquiao has taken on tougher opponents before. There is also logic to the thought that since Pacquiao has easily beaten Cotto, who has won over Clottey, than it is a no brainer to think that Pacquiao would easily beat Clottey.
For those of you who can’t go to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium at Arlington Texas where the “NO HOLDS BARRED” fight between Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey will be held, well you can still watch the fight as if you were really there through the wonders of technology that is of course through the internet or pay per view T.V
Finally here is the real Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey youtube video and live streaming watch Oh by the way our very own Arnel Pineda of Journey will be singing the Philippine National anthem on fight night ! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE !!!