ementing his status as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world with another one-sided victory, Manny Pacquiao defeated Joshua Clottey Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium.
Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight championship in a fight that was, at times, rather dull. Clottey focused so much on covering up and defending himself that he never mounted any type of offensive attack. It was yet another decisive win for Pacquiao, who has strung together a series of decisive wins as he's risen up to the top of the boxing world over the last four years.
The judges scored it 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109 for Pacquiao. On my scorecard it was 120-108 for Pacquiao.
"It was not an easy fight," Pacquiao said afterward. "It was hard. He's a very tough fighter. I can't believe it."
Pacquiao might not have felt it was easy, but it sure looked easy. The question now is whether Pacquiao, who improved his record to 51-3-2, will finally get together with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and give boxing fans around the world the fight they want to see. Clottey, who fell to 35-4, simply isn't a good enough opponent to fight the best in the world.