Clottey may be the most demanding opponent in terms of sheer strength Pacquiao has faced.
While the thought of a Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight may linger in some boxing aficionados minds Saturday night, they are getting the next best thing in the form of Joshua Clottey. Meanwhile, "Money" is scheduled to tangle with Shane Mosley, and should Pacquiao win, a fight with the winner promises to be a financial and fistic bonanza.
Before that can happen, Pacquiao, a better than 5-1 favorite (it opened at 4-1) must beat Clottey, a recent IBF titleholder who seeks to bounce back from a split decision loss to Miguel Cotto. Who will win? The CompuBox numbers could provide an answer: