Mayweather-Mosley versus Pacquiao-Clottey, Who Will Win?

I found this interesting article from saying that the May 1, Mayweather vs. Mosley will outsell the March 13, "The Event" of Pacquiao and Clottey. Here's the whole story, decide and react from this article:

I can’t help thinking that Manny Pacquiao’s promotional team royally screwed up by picking Joshua Clottey as an opponent for Pacquiao to fight next. Because in doing so, it puts Floyd Mayweather in an excellent position to outsell the Pacquiao-Clottey fight by a significant margin. This is in turn will cause Mayweather to demand a bigger slice of the revenue for a fight against Pacquiao in the future. Mayweather would likely feel justified in doing so if he can point to his better numbers for pay-per-view than Pacquiao.

It probably won’t matter how many backsides that Pacquiao’s promotional team put in seats at the Dallas Cowboy stadium on March 13th, the real money will be coming from pay-per-view buys, and if Mayweather does a lot better than Pacquiao, we likely can forget about a future fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao. Unless Pacquiao was willing to accept a smaller slice of the piece below 50%, which I seriously doubt, then we wouldn’t likely be seeing a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

I like Pacquiao and think he’s a great fighter, but he can’t do it alone. He needs a big star opposite him to get the kinds of numbers that will outsell Mayweather-Mosley. The choice of Clottey might have been a great idea at the time that he was selected by Pacquiao’s promotional company Top Rank, because Clottey after all fights for Top Rank as does Pacquiao, meaning that the company wouldn’t have to share the profits for a fight with another company. But they needed someone a little better known than Clottey to bring in the huge numbers that would outdo a Mayweather fight.

Clottey just isn’t well known enough to the casual fans to make him someone that fans think could actually beat him. I’ve spoken to number casual boxing fans that often purchase pay-per-view events involving Pacquiao, and in every case, none of them have heard of Clottey. When I ask them if they think he has a chance against Pacquiao, ever one of them said “no.”

When you have a fighter that few people have ever heard of, it takes a lot of marketing to sell the fight to the public. In this case, there will need to be an HBO 24/7 series to try make the unknowing fans aware of who Clottey. But even that won’t likely be enough to cause people to want to buy the Pacquiao-Clottey fight in the kinds of numbers that Mayweather-Mosley fight will be bringing in.

And that’s really unfortunate if that does take place, because it pretty much will seal the fate of a potential Mayweather-Pacquiao bout down the road. In hindsight, Pacquiao’s team should have dug up a super star or a reasonable facsimile thereof. Having Pacquiao-Clottey jammed down our throats is about as appealing as eating a big plate of spinach and liverwurst.

If you were starving for a fight you might watch it, but it’s not the kind of fight that people will look forward to like the Mayweather-Mosley bout. And it won’t likely do nearly as well as the Mayweather-Mosley fight in terms of pay-per-view buys. Source:

Pacquiao vs. Clottey Fight Undercard Diaz vs. Soto?

Latest news today said that possibly Humberto Soto vs. David Diaz would be the fight undercard for the upcomign Pacquiao vs. Clottey to replace the previously reported Margarito-Jones match up. Humberto Soto who has a 50-7-2, 32 KO’s while David Diaz has a 35-2-1, 17 KO’s will be fighting under welterweight category. This is the possible match because Margarito is still waiting for the decision of the Texas Commission regarding his boxing license. If you can remember Margarito was revoked of his license when he fight Shane Mosley a year ago due to the case that Margartio was found with an illegal foreign substance inside his hand wraps before his bout.

As per according to, it will be a win-win situation for the fans if David-Soto will happen because of the exciting fight style of both fighters who were known to be "brawlers."

Well, let just wait for the list of the official undercard when the time comes. I think it will be announced before the February ends.

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Salvador Sanchez One of the Undercard Fight of 'The Event'

On a recent news from the, they've announced the fighter that will fill-up the undercard matches for the upcoming Pacquiao vs Clottey 'The Event.' The boxer is the featherweight Salvador Sanchez. Here's the detail of the said report:

Top Rank has signed featherweight Salvador Sanchez who will box on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey 'The Event' Pay Per View on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Bob Arum made the announcement today. Sanchez signed his contract during Top Rank's media tour in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico this week.

Sanchez, 24, of Mexico has a record of 18-3-2 with eight straight wins. He boxes in the featherweight division and is managed by Grant Elvis Phillips.

"Salvador is so charismatic. He reminds me so much of his uncle who was such a great world champion. Everyone at Top Rank is very excited," Arum said.

Salvador is the nephew and namesake of former WBC featherweight world champion and Hall of Famer Salvador Sanchez. Salvador’s uncle, Salvador Sanchez, had a 44-1 record with 32 knockouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. In honor of his uncle, Sanchez II wears his trunks and robe in the ring and looks like a throwback to the 80s. Source:

Here's the recent fight of Salvador Sanchez Jr. against Trinidad Mendoza (28-25-2, 20 KO):

Now with this line-up of fights, it will surely make it very interesting and exciting. Right now, Clottey's camp is setting a gym on New York to Florida to prepare the fight and Pacquiao is with Roach's gym preparing too for this big fight.