Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey, the two protagonists in Saturday night’s big fight in Texas, dubbed The Event, are rarities in today’s dog-eat-dog world that is boxing.
Whereas fighters nowadays have reputations to be loud, brass and arrogant, these two pugilists are the opposite. They are quiet, humble and unassuming.
Whereas fighters nowadays prefers to sport a menacing look on their faces, these two pugilists are famous for their smiles.
Whereas fighters nowadays are notorious for their trash talking, these two pugilists are known to be soft-spoken.
Whereas fighters nowadays are so full of animosity towards their opponents, these two pugilists are polite and have nothing but respect for each other.
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey are probably two of the last fighters around whom we can call and consider true gentlemen of the sport. They are both down-to-earth and easy to get along with.
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey may look like ordinary and harmless outside the ring, but don’t let their façade fool you, because they are truly warriors inside. They are like the gladiators of yore: no- nonsense, focused and will not back down from confrontation.
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey both came from humble beginnings and rose to where they are now, but they are not in this business just for money. They both carry the weight of their nations on their shoulders, as well as the pride and expectations of their people.
And most of all, Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey will be fighting for honor not only for themselves and their families, but for their respective countries, the Philippines and Ghana.
Thus, we can expect fireworks when these two fighters collide at the center of the ring. They are fighters of the old school and are expected to give the fight their all to entertain and satisfy the people who will come to watch them fight.
The Event: Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey
March 13, 2010
Dallas Cowboys Stadium
“This fight between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey will be short and action-packed. Both fighters love to fight toe-to-toe, so there is no way that this will end up in a decision.”
– Roy S, Dearborn, MI
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