Manny Pacquiao didn't become the first fighter to ever stop Joshua Clottey at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. But he sent a statement nonetheless. The Filipino fighter widely considered to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world dominated Clottey throughout Saturday's fight.
A lot could happen in the next eight weeks. But regardless of whether Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr. get upset in their respective fights, trainer Freddie Roach believes the two should fight next.
As expected, there was a mixture of Manny Pacquiao fans, Joshua Clottey fans and Dallas Cowboys fans at Friday's weigh-in for the first fight in the team's $1.2 billion structure. And as expected, the Pacquiao fans made the most noise. "Who all out there are Dallas Cowboys fans? What about Joshua Clottey fans?" asked former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson to a lukewarm response.
According to Freddie Roach, in no way is his fighter, Manny Pacquiao, taking Saturday’s welterweight fight with Joshua Clottey at Dallas Cowboys Stadium lightly. The trainer himself however, isn’t giving Clottey much of a shot.
The American business juggernaut that is the NFL has historically been fairly hesitant to extend its influence in aiding other sports, according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. However, Jones says the similarities he sees between boxing and football have made it easy to connect the two in promoting the welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey Saturday at Jones' $1.2 billion stadium — and should make it easy to continue to do so down the road.