On Saturday night, Dallas owner Jerry Jones will hold the first boxing match ever inside his new, high-tech and spanking Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The main event will feature the pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao against the former Ghanian titlist Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao will stake his WBO Welterweight belt on this very special night infront of his ever adoring boxing fans.
Joshua Clottey is a very dangerous opponent for Manny Pacquiao. He has a strong chin, well-chiseled body and likes to fight toe-to-toe within the four corners of the boxing ring. He has the height and reach advantage over Pacquiao and it's possible he could use this to frustrate PacMan for 12 full rounds.
This fight is a golden opportunity for Clottey to stake his name in the welterweight division if he scores a huge upset win over Pacquiao. But, he must have the stamina to fight Pacquiao for 12 full rounds. It was evident during his last fight against Miguel Cotto, he tired out during the latter rounds.
Manny Pacquiao has transformed himself into a two-fisted boxing dynamo. He has the deadly combination of speed and power. He also polished his defensive skills during his run of consecutive victories against Oscar dela Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto.
He's next bout could have been with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but everyone know what happened, it didn't push through as planned. Yet, Top Rank offered Joshua Clottey the match and Manny Pacquiao agreed without hesitation.
The sports book insiders have placed Manny Pacquiao as the overwhelming favorite to beat and retain his Welterweight title against Joshua Clottey. Bettors may think twice about this bout, you need to shell out $800 just to win $100 if you place your bet for PacMan to win. Well, if you have the extra money to stash, go ahead and bet.