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Pacquiao-Clottey a done deal in Dallas

As expected today, the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey for March 13 has been finalized, according to all reports, including this one from Dan Rafael at

The bout will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Bob Arum attended the Cowboys-Eagles playoff game yesterday with other Top Rank officials, and was so impressed with the venue that he already started figuring out how many seats they'd get in there (50K), a possible catchweight (no catchweight), etc.

A formal press conference announcement will come later this month, likely after the Cowboys' January 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings. That game will be in Minnesota, but there's still a chance the Cowboys could host the NFC championship on January 24.

There's been no official statement from HBO, but I'm guessing this is going to be on HBO pay-per-view. One thing about that I find interesting is the continuing idea that Antonio Margarito will be featured on the undercard, and how that will come across on TV with the HBO crew calling the action.

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