Pacquiao wins by unanimous decision over Clottey

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By DateLine Philippines

Pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao won by unanimous decision over Joshua Clottey in an unexciting 12-round match that left fans asking for more.

A DZMM report said the more than 50,000 people who trooped to the Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, Texas to witness the fight seemed a bit disappointed after the final minutes of the 12th round ran out.

Pacquiao ruled the fight from round one, but was forced to throw mostly body shots, as Clottey chose to lock his arms in front of his face to avoid being clobbered by Pacquaio.

The strategy prevented Pacquio from giving Clottey his first technical knock out (TKO).  But dodging the Pacman’s determined punches was not enough for the Ghanaian boxer to win the match.

The final tally said it all: two judges scored it 119-109 and the other 120-108, all in favor of Pacquiao.

Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title while Clottey lost his second straight fight.

Interviewed shortly after the match, Dionisia Pacquiao, mother of Manny, thanked the fans for supporting her son but added that she hoped this would be Pacquiao’s last fight.

Dapat may kuntento.  Ang dami-dami ng perang binigay sa kanya.  Dapat makuntento siya sa binigay ng Diyos sa kanya [There should be contentment.  God has showered him (Pacquiao) with so much money, he should be content],” Dionisia said in a radio interview.

Fans and sports diehards think another way.  Many are hoping that Pacquiao’s fight with Floyd Mayweather pushes through later this year, if Mayweather beats challenger Shane Mosley on May 1.

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