Joshua Clottey missed the mark.
March 15, 2010 1:49am CST
Fifty-one thousand people converged at the Texas arena yesterday to witness the Pacquiao-Clottey welterweight boxing bout. Many more got glued to their tv for the per view fight. That means in every corner of the world where boxing reigns in the hearts of those who enjoy the sport. Yet, what was expected as a pound for pound clashing of gloves turned into a lame performance by the challenger, Joshua Clottey. The audience wanted him to pepper the much smaller Pacquiao. He was challenging for the belt. But he stood there in defense of his jaw all throughout the 12 rounds. He did not floor the ring as many before him did, including Britain's boy Ricky Hatton, but he did not put up a fight either. Where is the glory in that? It could have been his chance to show the world what he was made of. But he missed the mark. I suppose only names of those who give their all are destined for greatness.