Saturday, January 16, 2010
Last Friday Miguel Cotto told to the Bulletin that the duel between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey will be very tough for the both of them. He cites the Filipino’s quick speed and the Punching power and the Ghanaian’s advantage in size and strength will be decisive factors in determining who win on March 13, at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
With an interview facilitated by Bryan Perez, Cotto said that “Clottey keeps his hands up all the time and that’s going to help him against Manny’s quickness.”
Cotto has drawn a conclusion after what he had observe in his past fights with Clottey and Pacquiao’s.
“Joshua Clottey is physically stronger and bigger but Manny Pacquiao hits harder,” said Cotto, who is still hurting from the sudden death of his father Miguel Sr. earlier in the year.
“I am moving on with my life but still no boxing for me.”
However, Miguel Cotto, is heading to New York next week for his promotional outfit Top Rank, in which he is planning to fight on June 12 against Yuri Foreman in New York.
Meanwhile, Clottey told the US website East Side Boxing just before he flew back to New York from Accra that “I really want to prove my point in this fight; to prove the whole world that I am the best.”
Clottey plays soccer when he is not training for a fight and so with that he maintained his in terrific shape and according to his manager Vinny Scolpino, he is now back in the rough Bronx section of New York for his excessive training.
Keith Kizer of Nevada Sports Athletic Commission (NSAC) told ABS-CBN news that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were both negative in their drug test.
Pacquiao's laboratory tests were done in his hometown in General Santos, but were sent to Malaysia while Mayweather Jr.'s testing was done in Las Vegas and sent to Arizona.
The results came out 9 days after different talks and issues for the fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather but both camps failed to settle their differences over random drug testing and ended up to the cancelation of the fight.
Manny Pacquiao will still be fighting on March 13, 2010 at at the NFL Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas with his opponent Ghanaian Joshua Clottey
Meanwhile, reports, said that Mayweather Jr. will also have a fight on March 13 with different opponent. However, the reports of Golden Boy Promotions said that they still have to find an opponent for the American Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has not lost a single fight.
Millions of boxing fans were disappointed after the cancelation of the most wanted fight of the year between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. ‘Floyd Mayweather jr. blew it’.