Pre-fight: The attendance of 50,994 is the third largest for a boxing match in the U.S. in the last 50 years (Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks II did 63,350 at the Superdome in New Orleans in 1978).
Round One: Clottey is in a defensive shell throughout the round. No significant punches are landed. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Two: A bit more activity from Clottey but he's still being outworked by Pacquiao. Clottey is dictating the pace, but he's already given away two rounds. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Three: Clottey lands some clean, effective punches but too few to win the round. Pacquiao stays busy but must avoid getting frustrated and careless as Clottey is effective when he does let his hands go. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Four: Pacquiao is concentrating on Clottey's body since his head is always behind his guard. Pacquiao, perhaps a bit frustrated (or maybe trying to lure Clottey out of his shell), is briefly warned for hitting Clottey with a left and a right at the same time. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Five: Clottey appears unwilling to take any chances. If he doesn't score an improbable KO, then he seems destined to be shut out. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Six: Clottey's corner pleads with him to get busier but to no avail. Clottey's remains effective when he does throw punches but Pacquiao simply outworks him every minute of every round. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Seven: Clottey appears to have the skill to compete with Pacquiao but not the will. He seems as if he'll be satisfied going the distance. Very disappointing performance. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Eight: With nothing new to report, Jim Lampley resorts to shouting "Bang!" every time Pacquiao throws a punch. Strange, but oddly amusing. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Nine: Despite his corner telling him he's lost every round, the one-dimensional Clottey sticks with his unsuccessful strategy. Pacquiao stays busy and still seems to be looking for a chance to do something spectacular. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Ten: At the conclusion of the round, Clottey's corner pleads with him to take a chance. That's pretty much all you need to know about this fight. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Eleven: Clottey has some success landing left uppercuts in this round but the tireless Pacquaio never stops applying pressure. Pacquiao 10-9
Round Twelve: Clottey opened up a tiny but in the final round but it was much too little, much too late. Pacquiao 10-9
Unofficial scores: Easy to score 120-108. Any other score indicates a judge trying too hard to find a round to give to Clottey.
Official scores: 120-108 and 119-109 twice.
Punch Stats: Total Punches: Pacquaio - 246 of 1231 (20%); Clottey - 108 of 399 (27%).
Post-Fight: Pacquaio says "It's not an easy fight, it's hard, he's a very tough fighter".
Clottey says Pacquaio "has speed" and admits that "This is the first time I've lost a fight. I understand that I lost the fight. All my fights that I lose, I never think I lose".
Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach call out Floyd Mayweather, but Pacquaio also says that Mayweather needs to first take care of business on May 1 against Shane Mosley or he may fight Mosley instead. Pacquiao-Mayweather is the fight the world wants to see ... but Pacquaio-Mosley would almost certainly offer more action.