Manny Pacquiao will fight March 13 at Cowboys Stadium, but it won’t be against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
A spokesman for Pacquiao’s promoter says the fighter will take on Joshua Clottey at the new $1.2 billion stadium in a welterweight bout. The fight was finalized Sunday after contentious negotiations for a megafight with Mayweather fell apart over a dispute over blood testing.
Promoter Bob Arum was in Texas over the weekend to wrap up details for the fight, which will be the first boxing match in the stadium. Spokesman Lee Samuels said the stadium will be scaled to seat 50,000 for the fight.
Clottey is coming off a split decision loss to Miguel Cotto in June. Cotto went on to fight Pacquiao, losing when the fight was stopped in the final round.