Manny going for knockout versus Clottey

A FIFTH STRAIGHT KNOCKOUT.

That will be Manny Pacquiao’s target when he stakes his World Boxing Organization welterweight title against Joshua Clottey on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Master trainer Freddie Roach, who has accurately predicted Pacquiao’s stoppages of David Diaz, Oscar De La hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto in succession, told Fighthype.com Monday that they want to put Clottey away inside the distance.

“I think we’re going to get him (Clottey) in 12 easily, but he’s definitely a tough guy to knock out,” said Roach. “That’s our goal, to knock him out and be the first one to do that (against Clottey).”

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(UPDATE) Peñalosa fails to win 3rd title, suffers TKO loss

Veteran boxer Gerry Peñalosa failed in his bid to win a third world title after suffering a defeat in the hands of unbeaten World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Juan Manuel Lopez at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

Peñalosa fought gallantly for nine rounds but was outpunched by the younger Puerto Rican champion.

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