The stage is set for the Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey welterweight title bout on March 13, 2010 and it’s not just on a normal stadium.
It’s going to happen on the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium located in Arlington, Texas that serves as the home of NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. The domed stadium has a retractable roof, seating capacity of around 80,000 and has the world’s largest high definition video screens.
A few days ago, the Pacquiao vs Clottey press conference billed as “The Event” was held at the Dallas’ Cowboys Stadium. Pacquiao expressed amazement on his introduction.
“I like the introduction, I mean it’s amazing,” Pacquiao said. “First time, I mean I’m surprised. I feel like I’m a… a football player!,” he added.
Both boxers praised each other during the news conference.
Pacquiao said that, “Clottey is a good fighter and a tough fighter, and he’s bigger than me so I have to prepare hard for this fight, train hard for this fight and focus.”
Clottey as well gave his thought on his upcoming bout with Pacquiao. He said, “This fight is going to be a hell of a fight, you know. I know Manny Pacquiao, he is one of my favorite fighters.”
“If you throw at him, he’ll throw back at you, I know. And I know what I’m going to face. It’s not gonna be an easy fight,” Clottey continued.
“I have to get a new conditioning trainer to start preparing me, I already started training so, I know that I’m going to fight Manny Pacquiao and he’s not going to be easy so I’ll prepare very well to face Manny Pacquiao.”
Jerry Jones also presented Pacquiao with a No. 3 jersey with his name on the back while Clottey received a No. 13 jersey. It’s actually a shorthand for the date of the bout, 3-13. Watch the Pacquiao-Clottey Dallas Cowboys Stadium press conference below.
Also, in an exclusive interview by Yahoo! Sports, Manny Pacquiao talks about his upcoming fight on March 13 and how dangerous the Ghanaian fighter Joshua Clottey is because he’s tough and bigger physically than him.
He also talks about the previous issues with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s camp mainly on the blood testing part and the possibility that a fight can be made in the future. Also, Pacquiao gave some info on how he maintains his weight and his impressions on the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, watch the Yahoo! Sports’ interview on Pacquiao.