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How much did Manny Pacquiao make?

Updated on March 12, 2011


November 13, 2010, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight Title: Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito-

Boxing megastar Manny Pacquiao fights against former Welterweight titlist Antonio Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight Title.  Pacquiao faces a bigger man as he continues his assault in 8th weight class division.  Antonio Margarito who is the once-celebrated warrior, looks for redemption after a loaded-gloves controversy and knockout loss to Shane Mosley wreaked havoc on his reputation.



Manny Pacquiao, named Fighter of the Decade, scored a unanimous victory over Ghanaian Joshua Clottey to retain his World Boxing Organization Welterweight title before 50,944 fans at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas last Saturday (Sunday in Manila), March 13, 2010.

Pacquiao dominated the 12-round duel throwing punches in punches (1,231 punches against Clottey’s 399) but Pacquiao was frustrated by Clottey's defense and decision to cover up and not throw more punches than he did. Pacquiao said that Clottey is a very strong opponent because he took a lot of punches and was not hurt nor knocked out. Clottey said he didn’t feel Pacquiao's power but was bothered by the boxer's hand speed.

The Pacquiao-Clottey fight was watched at the $1.2 billion state-of-the-art home of American football's Dallas Cowboys, by predominantly Filipino crowd of 50,944, the third largest audience to watch an indoor fight in modern boxing history. The boxing ring was dwarfed by the gigantic high definition television measuring 72 feet tall and 160 feet wide hanging 30 feet above.

The loss dropped Clottey’s record to 53-4 with 21 knockouts, but he succeeded in avoiding the fate experienced by David Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Miguel Cotto who were all knocked out by Manny Pacquiao, the Pacman.

Pacquiao, who last lost to Erik Morales in March 2005, defended his title on the same date he was to face unbeaten former world No. 1 American Floyd Mayweather Jr. before negotiations fell apart over a (steroid) drug-testing dispute. There’s still hope that Pacquiao’s latest victory could set the stage to reopen talks between Pacquiao and Mayweather's camp. Pacquiao, the only boxer to win titles in seven weight classes, said that he would be willing to fight Mayweather anytime, who’s scheduled to fight countryman Shane Mosley on May 1. But if Mosley wins, he may end up as his next opponent.

Pacquiao’s next plan is to try his luck at politics and run for a congressional seat representing Saranggani Province in the Philippine national election in May (2010). He ran for Congress in 2007 but lost.

Pacquiao is said to receive $12 million, aside from his share from HBO pay-per-view revenues and gate receipts. Clottey earned $1.5 million, his biggest paycheck.


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      Paolo 6 years ago

      Pacquiao now is one of the representatives politician or Congressman on his place as you can see more on his life story or boxing story on this page --> ... maybe he used his money for politics but not sure, he already more famous and got more money

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      Harry Santos 6 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines


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      dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks holdon100.

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      holdon100 7 years ago

      I like boxing and UFC fight,good stuff

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      dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

      Maybe there's another time. Thanks Maita.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      I didnt watch dyesebel, am near here, just six minutes drive away, I didnt get to purchase tickets, it was fun as many Filipino community went I think, Take care, maita

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      dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

      You're right, Teresa. Manny is so generous and shares his blessings to a lot of people around him. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 7 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      At least Manny gave some of this money to the poor. That's a good impression for me. Great hubs here dyesebe10

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      dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

      Thank you a2z50.

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      dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

      Yeah right, Micky Dee. Thanks for stopping by.

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      a2z50 7 years ago

      Very interesting Stuff . Thank you for putting this one out.

      I also don't care for fighting . I'm a lover by emotion.

      Thank you ! Good Hub


      As Always Also Rprcarz50 Keep on Hubbing

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      I've seen better fights in the "forums" here. Great hub! Thanks

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      dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

      I didn't enjoy very much too although I was nervous on the last 2 rounds because I thought that Clottey's strategy was to knock him out at the end, coz he looks strong and looks like just giving in to Pacquiao.

      Re running for politics, I don't like it either. You're right, there are many people taking advantage of him.

      Thanks Genrp for your comment.

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      Genie Rose Palabay-De Guzman 7 years ago from North Hollywood, CA, USA

      I didn't enjoy the fight that much. We're proud that Pacman won though. Wow! $12M that's a lot of money and I'm just afraid that some politicians would use him for some ill undertakings. I really don't like the idea of him running for politics, have you heard about that yet?