ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)—It wasn't the fight boxing fans wanted to see, but it was the result everyone expected.
Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision over Joshua Clottey in their welterweight fight, keeping up his reputation as one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighter.
Pacquiao was originally suppose to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13, but a disagreement over blood testing put the megafight on hold.
So Pacquiao destroyed Joshua Clottey Saturday night instead.
Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) controlled the fight from the start, throwing mostly body shots because Clottey locked his arms in front of his face. Pacquaio never slowed throwing punches and Clottey (35-4) never got very aggressive. Neither fighter went down.
Two judges scored it 119-109, the other 120-108.
Pacquaio was beloved by the crowd of 50,994 at Cowboys Stadium. There were cheers of "Man-ny! Man-ny!" nearly every round.
Next up for Pacquiao is an election for Congress in his native Philippines. He, along with just about every boxing fan, is also hoping for a megafight against Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather is scheduled to fight Shane Mosley on May 1.