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The superfight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been called off, and now it seems we can look forward to Pacquiao defending his World Boxing Organization welterweight championship against dangerous Joshua Clottey.
Here’s an excerpt from the Philippine Daily Inquirer story.
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum told Sports Illustrated Friday that the Filipino ring icon will be staking his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Clottey, who lost to Pacquiao victim Miguel Cotto via a controversial split decision last June 13.
Another website reported that the 33-year-old Clottey (35 wins, 3 losses with 20 KOs) was ecstatic after being informed of the fight with Pacquiao and is returning to the United States from his hometown Accra, Ghana, Monday.
Clottey will be a tough challenge for the pound for pound king, and honestly, it seems Pacquiao has nothing much to gain and a lot to lose. This shows you how Pacquiao is willing to face dangerous opponents in exciting matchups that will please boxing fans, as opposed to Mayweather’s reputation for ducking opponents.
Who do you think should be blamed for the death of the superfight: Pacquiao or Mayweather?