Tuesday, January 19, 2010
THE PRESS CONFERENCE
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey went for a friendly press conference yesterday, January 19, 2010 at the cowboys stadium for their upcoming fight on March 13, 2010
The Stadium owner, Jerry Jones, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, trainer Freddie Roach, and the two welterweight fighters were Surrounded by the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders for their promotional press conference inside the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium.
Top Rank announced that Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey will be featured on HBO Pay-Per-View (PPV).
“I would like to thank God for giving me good health every day. I'd like to thank Jerry Jones . . . It's my first time to come here. I like the introduction, it's amazing . . . I feel like a football player. Please come on March 13th. It's going to be a good fight with Clottey . . . . We will do our best to give a good fight.” Many Pacquiao Stated.
“First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Jerry Jones for giving me this opportunity fight . . . I've never seen a stadium like this before . . . . and I would like to thank Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach for this wonderful opportunity that they have given me. I can't thank Manny Pacquiao enough. He is the best guy. This fight will be a hell of a fight.” Joshua Clottey stated:
Pacquiao was Clottey’s favorite fighter as what he had stated in an interview and also he thanked the Filipino fighter for the opportunity to appear in a big fight.
The stadium is set up to hold 45,000 seats for the bout. Last year in June at New York, Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao watched at ringside as Miguel Cotto fights Joshua Clottey and Clottey lost a close decision.
Jerry Jones the Texas billionaire and the owner of the stadium was excited to have an athlete like Manny Pacquiao who will performing in his new stadium, which has a crowd capacity of over a 100,000. .
The former U.S. President George W. Bush indicated that he will attend the March 13 fight, barring any conflicts in his schedule. Jones said in an interview on ESPN that stadium is capable of hosting any type of event, be it basketball, football, or boxing.
As what had been reported the Cowboys owner is purchasing 30,000 tickets for the fight, guaranteeing a sizeable gate for the bout. Texas has a large people of Spanish descent with several metropolitan cities which may drive a sell-out crowd. Dallas could be traveled from Austin, San Antonio, and Houston within only and also fight fans can come from Mexico, New Orleans, Oklahoma, and New Mexico for the WBO welterweight championship.
Texas' economy has remained strong despite the reset U.S. economy and with this fight may find willing fans that can afford the $50 to $700 price points per ticket.