Hurt Clothing attends the Pacquiao vs Diaz Chicago Rally in the Federal Plaza.
WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz defends his title against WBC Super Featherweight Champion Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, June 28. Pacquiao will come up in weight to challenge for the Lightweight title.
Diaz (34-1-1, 17 KOs), from Chicago, will be making the second defense of his title. He successfully defended it against the three-division world champion Morales last summer winning a hard-fought unanimous decision over the future Hall of Famer.
Dubbed "Republica Enemy No. 1," Pacquiao (46-3-2, 34 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, has blitzed through the best fighters Mexico has had to offer since 2003 including Erik Morales (KO 3, TKO 10), Marco Antonio Barrera (TKO 11, W 12), Juan Manuel Marquez (W 12, D 12), Oscar Larios (W 12), Emanuel Lucero (TKO 3), Hector Velazquez (TKO 6) and Jorge Solis (KO 8).
Saturday, June 28
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
HBO Pay-Per-View, 8pm CT
Music : Pharcyde : Passing Me By
The stars will fight, big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Jerry Jones and Bob Arum, owner of the Dallas Cowboys and chairman of Top Rank, respectively, announced today that Cowboys Stadium would be the site of the MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JOSHUA CLOTTEY World Welterweight Championship fight taking place on Saturday, March 13 and broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View. Formal news conferences at Cowboys Stadium and in New York next week will provide details on tickets and the pay-per-view broadcast. Pacquiao vs. Clottey will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with the Dallas Cowboys and MP Promotions. Pacquiao and Clottey boast a combine record of 85-6-2 (59 KOs) — a winning percentage of 91% and a victory by knockout ratio of nearly 70%.
I have wanted to bring a major boxing event to North Texas for many years, so why not bring in the biggest and the best? asked Jones. Manny Pacquiao is boxings No. 1 pound for pound attraction and the world champion. Manny defending his title against Joshua Clottey is not just a great fight, its a great event, and one we can showcase to the fullest in Cowboys Stadium. Were going to promote this like it was the Super Bowl..
Cowboys Stadium will be configured for 40,000 fans for the event.
Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, will be defending the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title he earned in his last fight, produced by a 12th round knockout of three-time world champion Miguel Cotto. Pacquiaos victory made him the first man to win seven titles in as many different weight divisions, with his last three world championships coming by way of knockout. The consensus Fighter of the Year for the third time in the past four years, Pacquiaos resume features victories over future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Lopez and Cotto. His knockout victories over Cotto and Hatton made him the 2009 pay-per-view king, exceeding two million buys combined.
Clottey (35-3, 21 KOs), a native of Accra, Ghana, now fighting out of Bronx, NY, captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title in 2008 by trouncing three-time world champion Zab Judah. His career has been a highlight reel of thrills featuring victories over two-division world champion Diego Corrales and undfeated contender Richard Gutierrez and a close decision losse to world champion Antonio Margarito. In his last fight Clottey lost a controversial split decision to defending WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden. Clottey is currently world-rated No. 1 by the WBO and No. 4 by the World Boxing Association (WBA).
Record: 35 W 3 L 0 D 20 KOs
Alias: The Hitter
Nationality: Accra, Ghana
Date of Birth: March 16th, 1977
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao
Record: 50 W 3 L 2 D 38 KOs
Style: Boxer Puncher
Nationality: General Santos City, Philippines
Date of Birth: Born December 12th, 1978
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