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Pacquiao Dominates Clottey to Retain WBO Welterweight Title

ARLINGTON, Texas – In front of the largest boxing crowd in almost two decades, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao dominated his Pacquiao & Clottey with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleadersopponent Joshua Clottey from the opening bell Saturday night earning a unanimous decision to retain the World Boxing Organization welterweight title.

Considered the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighter, Pacquiao outhit Clottey by a landslide throughout the 12-round bout.

CompuBox was tallying the hits and according to their stats, the champion landed 246 of 1,231 punches while Clottey landed 108 of 399.

Many of the standing room only crowd of 50,994 at Cowboys Stadium had to watch the fight on the giant television screen and it was no surprise when the unanimous decision came down. One judge gave Pacquiao every round and the other two judges gave him all but one round.

Most of the fight Clottey played defense, keeping his gloves high and occasionally hoping to land a big punch. Clottey did manage to stay on his feet but his strategy led to some of the most lopsided stats seen in quite a while for a title fight.

“He’s a very tough opponent,” Pacquiao said. “He was looking for a big shot.”

While the world continues to wait for a Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr, fight, Mayweather Jr. will fight Shane Mosley in May 2010.

Pacquiao was originally scheduled to fight Mayweather Jr. but that fight was cancelled over a major dispute concerning blood testing.

“I want that fight, the world wants that fight, but it’s up to him,” Pacquiao said. “I’m ready to fight any time.”

With this fight now history, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is finding a way to utilize the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium during the NFL off season and this week mixed the NFL with boxing. In the promotional photo seen above, Jones and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders surround the fighters who are donning Cowboys jerseys.

Earlier in the year, the NBA All Star game was played at Cowboys Stadium in front of a record-setting crowd of 108,000 fans.   

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Verbal Uppercuts Fly After Mayweather/Manny Fight Cancelled

Camp Mayweather has gone on the attack late Thursday with a press release in which they want to make it very clearFloyd Mayweather he isn’t scared of fighting Manny Pacquiao.

Floyd Mayweather’s publicist told me he was tired of the “lies” being spread by Bob Arum and others on the Pacquiao side of the equation. (Their word, not mine). What he wanted the world to know was that he agreed to a modification of the testing procedure PRIOR to the mediation.

Floyd Mayweather says that he already cut the time back from his demand for unrestricted testing and came half-way from his approach to Pacquiao’s suggestion that there should be no tests closer than 30 days prior to the fight.

That’s how the 14 day proposal came about.

Mayweather wants the public and his fans to know that Pacquiao’s side went into the two-day mediation knowing that was on the table already. He’s also adamant that his handlers did NOT suggest that he agree to the Pacquiao proposals.

After the “Correction Order” issued by the mediator made it understood that there was no proposal made by him that was rejected by one of the other side we now have Mayweather telling the world he wants to whip Manny’s punk ass.

What a day. Here’s the full text of Mayweather’s press release.

“Throughout this whole process I have remained patient, but at this point I am thoroughly disgusted that Pacquiao and his representatives are trying to blame me for the fight not happening when clearly the blame is on them.”

“First and foremost, not only do I want to fight Manny Pacquiao, I want to whip his punk ass.”

“Before the mediation, my team proposed a 14-day, no blood testing window leading up to the fight. But it was rejected. I am still proposing the 14-day window but he is still unwilling to agree to it, even though this is obviously a fair compromise on my part as I wanted the testing to be up until the fight and he wanted a 30-day cut-off. The truth is he just doesn’t want to take the tests.”

“In my opinion it is Manny Pacquiao and his team who are denying the people a chance to see the biggest fight ever. I know the people will see through their smokescreens and lies. I am ready to fight and sign the contract. Manny needs to stop making his excuses, step up and fight.”

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