Pacquiao-Clottey Match: Pre-fight Analysis, Where to Watch

Sure win or hold your bets? SPOT.ph finds out. Plus where to find the best seats for the Sunday, March 14 fight.


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It's no secret Manila turns to the TV set whenever "Pound-for-Pound King" Manny Pacquiao takes to the ring. This Sunday, March 14 (Manila time), his upcoming clash with Ghanian Joshua Clottey at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is set to be one of the most intriguing fights after his match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., fell through over disputes over drug testing protocol.


An excerpt from HBO's "Road to Dallas", analyzing the upcoming showdown between Pacquiao and Clottey.


  

MANNY PACQUIAO

JOSHUA CLOTTEY

Moniker:

The Destroyer/ Pacman

Moniker:

The Grand Master/ Hitter

Age:

31

Age:

32

Birthplace:

Philippines

Birthplace:

Ghana

Title:

Current WBO welterweight world champion

Title:

Former welterweight world champion

Record:

50-3-2, 38 KOs

Record:

35-3, 1 NC, 21 KOs

Height:

5'6"

Height:

5'9"

Reach:

67"

Reach:

70"

Trainer:

Freddie Roach

Trainer:

Kwame Asante

Advantage:

Speed

Advantage:

Strength

  

Pre-fight Analysis

Time magazine called the March 14 bout "The Letdown" after the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight fell through, but they're not writing off Clottey just yet. His three losses were all contestable, according to Philboxing.com. His first loss was due to a disqualification. His second was caused by a hand injury. His final loss in June 2009 against former welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto (who Pacquiao defeated last year) was a matter of close scores and a split decision.

Sportswriter Tyler Curtis pinned Pacquiao against Clottey and weighed their strengths. He says that although both fighters are capable of enduring major beatings, Pacquiao is faster, more consistent, more powerful, and more experienced. Clottey, on the other hand, is bigger, more confident, better in defense, and delivers more precise body punches.

Still, boxing critics such as ESPN's Dan Rafael think Clottey is just a slight hurdle for Pacquiao. The "Super Bowl of boxing," according to Rafael, was if the People's Champ and Mayweather finally go head to head.

  

The Event

"I'm very excited to fight in Cowboys Stadium, especially because this is the first fight there... It's an honor to fight in Dallas. I can't wait until Saturday. This is for the fans. This is my chance to show them what I can do," Pacquiao told Reuters USA.

Unlike the HBO Mayweather-Mosley fight in May, which will be held in Las Vegas' 17,000-seater MGM Grand, the Pacquiao-Clottey fight will held at the Cowboys Stadium. The venue, with a whopping seating capacity of 45,000, is quickly selling out. ESPN reports that as of March 9, 41,000 tickets have already been sold for the fight.

Promoter Bob Arum predicts that all tickets would be sold out before fight night. He also told ESPN that he's excited that the large venue would eventually open up boxing to a larger base of sports fans, saying, "I love Las Vegas… but the tickets are limited by the size of the arena and they generally go to the high-rolling casino customers. Here, the sales pitch is about the public... You cannot be a major sport if all your big events are in one city where people have to come from all over to attend the event."

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"I think Manny will be the first to knock him out," Freddy Roach told Reuters USA, "I have a lot of confidence in my fighter. He's sparring with guys who fight quite a bit like Clottey."

Clottey dismissed this statement and told Reuters USA that beating Pacquiao and Roach would be his motivation. "We all know Manny Pacquiao. When he comes, he starts throwing. I'm just ready. My body can take it… When he throws on me, I will block him and that will confuse him. He'll throw 30, and I'll throw four. The four will connect. The 30, I'll block most… I will wear him down, for sure."

Pacquiao told Reuters USA his game plan against Clottey for Sunday's big fight, "You cannot underestimate Joshua Clottey. He's a good fighter, and he's bigger than me, and I have to be very focused in the fight… My quickness will be the key, my speed."

The Event will be televised this Sunday, March 14, on GMA-7. SPOT.ph lists the places where you can cheer on the Pacman, or Clottey, if you prefer:  


Las Piñas:

Cowboy Grill
Address: 487 Real Street, Bgy. Almanza, Las Piñas City. Tel. No. 801-7644.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P300 (ticket only).

SM Southmall Cinema 3 and 4
Address: 3/F SM Southmall, Alabang Zapote Road, Las Piñas City. Tel. No. 806-6888.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).


Makati:

121
Address: 2nd Floor Allegro Centre, 2284 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. Tel. No. 856-0529, 386-9224 or email 121restaurant@gmail.com.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P700, inclusive of buffet breakfast and coffee or juice.

Ayala Cinemas - Glorietta 4 and Greenbelt 3
Address: Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 752-7883.
Price and Inclusions:
- Glorietta 4 tickets are at P600 (Cinema 1 and 2), starts at 8 a.m.
- Greenbelt 3 tickets are at P700 (Cinema 1 and 2), starts at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets may also be bought online at sureseats.com.

California Pizza Kitchen
Addresses:
- Ground Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 893-9898.
- Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 401-7160.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P800, P200 is consumable and applicable to food and drinks.

Capone's
Address: 2/F A. Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-0120.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P800, P500 is consumable and applicable to food and drinks.

Grilla Makati
Address: Kalayaan Avenue corner Rockwell Drive, Makati City. Tel. No. 899-8775.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P600, inclusive of breakfast.

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Hard Rock Café
Address: 3rd Level Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 893-4661.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P500, inclusive of one standard drink.

Legazpi Sunday Market
Address: Corners of Rufino (formerly Herrera) and Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati
Price: FREE

Lolo Dad's Brasserie
Address: 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 813-6750.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P500, inclusive of one drink.

Murphy's
Address: Cityland Condominium, V.A. Rufino (formerly Herrera) corner Esteban Streets, Makati City. Tel. No. 894-1884.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P750, inclusive of buffet and bottomless drinks.

National Sports Grill
Address: 3rd Level Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 893-3617.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P500 (indoor) and P300 (alfresco area). Food and drinks are not included.

Outback Steakhouse
Address: Level 1 Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-8458.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P850, inclusive of brunch with iced tea or soda.

T.G.I. Friday's
Address: 3/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 752-7685
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P750, P250 is consumable and applicable to food and drinks.


Mandaluyong:

California Pizza Kitchen
Address: 2/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 687-7841.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P800, P200 is consumable and applicable to food and drinks.

Edsa Shangri-La Hotel's Isla Ballroom
Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 633-8888.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P1,500, inclusive of breakfast buffet.

Legend Villas (Banahaw Function Room)
Address: 60 Pioneer corner Madison Streets, Mandaluyong City
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P700, inclusive of snacks (choice or Burgers or Fish n' Fries).

Shang Cineplex
Address: Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 633-2227.
Prices and Inclusions: Tickets are at P700 (ticket only).

SM Megamall Cinemas
Address: SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas, Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 633-1901/ 632-9408.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).


Manila:

Cowboy Grill Mabini
Address: Mabini cor. Arquiza St, Ermita, Manila. Tel. No.525-1474.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P300, inclusive of breakfast.

Dad's/Saisaki Padre Faura
Address: 523 Merchant Bldg., Padre Faura corner Adriatico Street, Ermita, Manila. Tel. No. 528-1723.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P850, inclusive of breakfast and lunch buffet.

Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila's Ballroom
Address: 1588 Pedro Gil cor M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P900 (net), inclusive of snack and drinks, and 15 percent discount at Market Café or LiLi valid only on March 14.

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Manila Hotel's Maynila Ballroom
Address: One Rizal Park, Rizal Boulevard, Manila. Tel. No. 527-0011.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P700 (show only) and P1,200 (inclusive of brunch).

Robinsons Movieworld
Address: Robinsons Place Manila Complex, Pedro Gil corner Adriatico Streets, Ermita, Manila. Tel. No. 302-0109.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).

SM Manila Cinema 4
Address: SM Manila, Concepcion corner Arroceros and San Marcelino Streets, Manila. Tel. No. 523-9240.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).

SM San Lazaro Cinema 4 and 5
Address: SM San Lazaro, Felix Huertas corner A.H. Lacson Streets, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Tel. No. 786-2488.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).


Marikina:

SM Marikina Cinemas
Address: SM Marikina, Marcos Highway, Calumpang, Marikina City. Tel. No. 477-1829.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).



Muntinlupa:

19 East
Address: Km. 19, East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 837-6903.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P600 (ticket only).

20/20 at the Bellevue Hotel
Address: North Bridgeway, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 771-8181.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P850 (nett), inclusive of buffet breakfast.

Alabang Town Center Cinemas
Address: G/F New Entertainment Complex, Alabang Town Center, Alabang Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 752-7883.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P600 (Cinema 1 and 3), starts at 8 a.m.
Tickets may also be bought online at sureseats.com.

California Pizza Kitchen
Address: 2/F Alabang Town Center Activity Center, Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 850-5771.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P800, P200 is consumable and applicable to food and drinks.

Gerry's Bar and Grill Alabang
Address: G/F New Entertainment Complex, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 772-2303 to 05.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P600, inclusive of breakfast.

SM Muntinlupa Cinema 1 and 4
Address: 2/F SM Supercenter Muntinlupa, National Road, Brgy. Tunasan, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 659-1642.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).

T.G.I. Friday's
Address: 2/L Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 842-9372.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P750, P250 is consumable and applicable to both food and drinks.


Parañaque:

SM Bicutan Cinema 3
Address: 2/F SM City Bicutan, Dona Soledad Avenue, Parañaque City. Tel. No. 776-3056.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).

SM Sucat Cinema 1 to 3
Address: 3/F SM Supercenter Sucat, Doctor A. Santos Avenue, Paranaque City. Tel. No. 829-4975.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).

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Pasay:

Manila Marriott Hotel (Grand Ballroom)
Address: Grand Ballroom, Manila Marriott Hotel, 10 Newport Blvd., Newport City Complex, Pasay City. Tel. No. 988-9999.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P1,500, inclusive of buffet brunch.

Manila Marriott Hotel (Velocity Bar)
Address: Velocity Bar, Manila Marriott Hotel, 10 Newport Blvd., Newport City Complex, Pasay City. Tel. No. 988-9999 loc. 8114.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P1,000, inclusive of guaranteed seats and the Champions' Breakfast (scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, crispy bacon strips, hash browns, pandesal and a fruit plate) with a choice of any two beers (San Miguel Pale Pilsen or San Mig Light). For P1,250, your party can watch the fight in a more private area, along with the Champions' Breakfast and unlimited San Miguel Beer, soda, coffee or tea.

Music Match KTV
Address: Hobbies of Asia, Macapagal Ave., Pasay. Tel. Nos. 556-1295 / 556-1296 (5 p.m. onwards)
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P550 with Filipino breakfast, coffee and iced tea or beer. Each group may choose their own private KTV rooms.

SM Mall of Asia Cinema 1 to 6
Address: Mall of Asia, Bay City, Pasay City. Tel. No. 556-0104.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).



Pasig:

Robinsons Movieworld
Address: Level 5, Robinsons Metro East Pasig, Marcos Highway, Pasig City. Tel. No. 682-8193.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P550 (ticket only).

The Podium Cinemas
Address: The Podium, 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 638-9781
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P600 (ticket only).

The Reserve Liquor Lounge
Address: City Golf Plaza Compound, Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City. Tel. No. 470-2776.
Price and Inclusions: P500 inclusive of breakfast with refillable coffee or bottomless iced tea and 1 round of local beer.


Quezon City:

Araneta Coliseum
Address: General Araneta Avenue Corner General Roxas Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. Tel. No. 911-5555.
Price and Inclusions: Ticket prices are P530 (Lower box and Upper A); P430 (patron); P380 (Upper Box B) and P158 (General Admission).
Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets or online at ticketnet.com.ph.

Crowne Plaza
Address: Ortigas Ave. corner Asian Development Bank Ave., Quezon City. Tel. No. 633-7222.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P900 for the Grand Ballroom inclusive of Breakfast buffet from 7-10:30 a.m.; P1,200 for Bar One inclusive of breakfast buffet from 7 a.m.- 10:00 am and free flowing San Miguel beer (smoking is allowed at Bar One).

Dad's/Saisaki
Address: West Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 413-6359.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P850, inclusive of breakfast with coffee and ultimate buffet for lunch with bottomless iced tea.

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Eastwood Cinemas
Address: 4/F Eastwood Citywalk, 11 188 E Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City. Tel. No. 687-6963.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets are at P700, inclusive of hotdog on stick and Chocolait.

Gateway Cinemas
Address: Gateway Malls, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Price: P601 (Gateway Cineplex 10)

Gerry's Bar and Grill (ABS-CBN)
Address: Tomas Morato cor. Eugenio Lopez Sts., Quezon City. Tel. No. 414-4234
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P600, inclusive of   breakfast with choice of coffee or iced tea.

Gerry's Bar and Grill (Ali Mall)
Address: Times Square Food Strip, Upper Ground Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City. Tel. Nos. 913-1843
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P600, inclusive of   breakfast with choice of coffee or iced tea.

Gerry's Bar and Grill (Banawe Street)
Address: 318 Del Monte Ave., Brgy. St. Peter, Quezon City. Tel. No. 474-7420.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P600, inclusive of   breakfast with choice of coffee or iced tea.

Grilla Libis
Address: Acropolis Commercial Center, E. Rodriquez Jr. Avenue Libis, Quezon City. Tel. No. 632-9691.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P600, inclusive of breakfast with 1 round of coffee, iced tea or San Mig Lite.
Reserved seats available upon purchase of tickets.

Guilly's Island
Address: 24 Tomas Morato cor. Sct. Albano Street, Quezon City. Tel.No. 416-8322.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P850, inclusive of breakfast buffet with drinks.

Hotel Rembrandt Ballroom
Address: 26 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 373-3333.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P800, inclusive of set lunch with 1 round of iced tea.

Italianni's Gateway
Address: Ground Level, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. Tel. Nos. 912-3738/ 913-1563
Price and Inclusions: P800 (P500 consumable on foods & P300 cover charge)


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Laffline Comedy Bar
Address: 3 Timog Ave. cor. Mother Ignacia St., South Triangle, Quezon City. Tel. No. 372-2656
Price and Inclusions: P400 with 1 round of iced tea
Tickets also available at ticketnet.com.ph.

Metrobar
Address: 47 West Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 374-7505.
Price: P350 (ticket only)
Tickets also available at ticketnet.com.ph.

Music Match KTV
Address: Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig. Tel. Nos. 359-3143 / 470-2745 (5 p.m. onwards)
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P750 with buffet breakfast, coffee plus iced tea or beer. Each group may choose their own private KTV rooms.

Outback Steakhouse
Address: 35 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City. Tel. No. 634-3801.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P850, inclusive of brunch with iced tea or soda.

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Punchline Comedy Bar
Address: 1399 Quezon Ave. West Triangle , Quezon City. Tel. Nos. 411-0662.
Price: P400 with 1 round of iced tea.
Tickets also available at ticketnet.com.ph.

Robinsons Movieworld (Cinemas 1 and 2)
Address: Level 4 Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 395-5555.
Price: P550 (ticket only)

SM North EDSA Cinemas (Cinemas 5, 6 and 8 )
Address: SM North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City. Tel. No. 929-5452.
Price and Inclusions: P550 (ticket only)

SM Sta. Mesa Cinemas (Cinema 5)
Address: Ramon Magsaysay cor. Araneta Ave., Sta. Mesa,Quezon City. Tel. No. 716-1416.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P550 (ticket only).

Something Fishy
Address: Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. Tel. Nos. 421-6412
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P850, inclusive of breakfast buffet with unlimited coffee and ultimate lunch buffet with bottomless iced tea.
Reserved seats available upon purchase of tickets.

T.G.I. Friday's
Address: 4th Level Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 943-2163.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P800, P250 is consumable and applicable to both food and drinks.

Trinoma Cinemas (Cinemas 1-6)
Address: 4th Floor, TriNoma Mall, North Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City. Tel. No. 901-3695.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P600 (ticket only).
Tickets may also be bought online at sureseats.com.

Trellis
Address: 40 Matalino St. corner Kalayan Ave. Diliman, Quezon City. Tel. No. 924-1056.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P550 inclusive of breakfast (choice of bangus, tocilog or longsilog) with coffee, hot tea or iced tea.


San Juan:

Dad's/ Saisaki
Address: 207 EDSA, San Juan. Tel. No. 725-9224.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P850, inclusive of breakfast with coffee and ultimate buffet for lunch with bottomless iced tea.

Greenhills Theatres
Address: Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan. Tel. Nos. 722-4496.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P700 (Cinemas 3,4 and 5), starts at 8 a.m.


Taguig:

T.G.I. Friday's
Address: Quadrant B3, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-2996.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P750, P250 is consumable and applicable to both food and drinks.

Trellis
Address: G/F Market! Market! Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 728-2930.
Price and Inclusions: Tickets at P550 inclusive of breakfast (choice of bangus, tocilog or longsilog) with coffee, hot tea or iced tea.

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