Will Manny Pacquiao's Face Betray Him Against Joshua Clottey?
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (March 8, 2010) Photo © German Villasenor  
Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is already a legend being dubbed as the modern day Bruce Lee of the sweet science. March 13th on the grand stage at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Pacquiao, 50-3-2, 38 KO’s, will look to win his 12th straight title fight when he faces welterweight contender Joshua Clottey, 35-3, 20 KO’s.

Pacquiao is hoping to take care of business against the rugged Clottey and then lure the brash Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. onto the canvas for the richest bout in boxing history. Not many fight scribes are giving the rugged African much of a shot but I uncovered a flaw in Pacquiao that could derail his plans.

Humans are made of flesh and blood. No matter how much lung capacity or fast twitch fibers a fighter accumulates he still can bleed if drilled in the right spot. While it is true that certain faces have higher resistance than others, anyone can be split open with 8 oz. gloved leather. Some promising prospects with an abundance of skill have been denied fame and fortune because of their paper thin skin. Other fighters like the late Arturo Gatti became fan favorites due to their propensity to ooze plasma because fight fans are blood thirsty.

Manny Pacquiao is a bleeder. Joshua Clottey can bang. The “Bazooka” Clottey not only has power but also the artillery to hit the bulls eye. For all of his offensive brilliance, Pacquiao’s darting style exposes him to abuse. Buyer beware when laying your hard earned cash on Manny‘s hefty price tag because human anatomy could hit the main artery of your betting bankroll.

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