Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey Boxing Betting Line
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (March 13, 2010) Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank  
Tonight the biggest fight of 2010 will sound off when Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey trade blows at 11 PM ET on HBO PPV (Pay-per-view). Pacquiao, 50-3-2, 38 KO’s, is regarded as the 2nd best pound-4-pound fighter on the planet and will be facing a stiff challenge against the 5th ranked Clottey, 35-3, 20 KO’s. Will

Pacquiao finally slip up after winning 11 straight title fights? Below is a winning selection with exclusive Marchetti skill ratings to cash in at the betting window. The Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey Betting Line has Pacquiao as a -700 favorite.

Manny Pacquiao is one of those great fighters that come around every 10 years or so. Joshua Clottey is a very durable and skilled contender that does everything well but nothing great. Clottey’s fatal flaw of being too defensive and not throwing enough punches will cost him against Pacquiao. Clottey can’t win a fight by just blocking shots and letting the faster, more powerful Pacquiao outpoint him. Clottey will win a few rounds on the strength on his jab and counter-punching but he will take a beating late in the fight when he fades.

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at -175.

Clottey’s only real shot of winning will be to KO Pacquiao but he lacks the power and killer instinct to due so. Clottey is the bigger fighter but Pacquiao has added a great deal of muscle too his upper body and his strength is being underestimated. Expect Clottey to last the distance because of his incredible resiliency only to lose big on the scorecards.

Play: Manny Pacquiao By Decision +100

Joshua Clottey vs. Manny Pacquiao Tale-Of-The-Tape

Manny Pacquiao

Ht. 5'6"
Wt. 145 (Estimated when entering ring)
Age :31
Reach: 67”
Style: Darter
Best Punch: Straight Left
Rounds Fought: 305

Skill Ratings:

Size: 6 (x200%)
Power: 9 (x200%)
Boxing Ability: 9 (x200%)
Hand Speed: 10 (x200%)
Stamina: 10(x200%)
Defense: 7 (x200%)
Durability: 8 (x200%)
Punch Output: 10 (x200%)
Legs: 10
Jab: 7
Body Punching: 8
Heart: 9

Overall: 9.5

Joshua Clottey

Ht. 5'8"
Wt. 158 (Estimated when entering ring)
Age: 32
Reach: 70”
Style: Pressure Fighter/Counterpuncher
Best Punch: Left Uppercut
Rounds Fought: 248

Skill Ratings:

Size: 8 (x200%)
Power: 7 (x200%)
Boxing Ability: 7 (x200%)
Speed: 7 (x200%)
Stamina:8 (x200%)
Defense: 9 (x200%)
Durability: 8 (x200%)
Punch Output: 5 (x200%)
Legs: 7
Jab: 8
Body Punching: 8
Heart: 7

Overall: 8.1.

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