The Toad Style is seemingly invincible.
The Toad's impregnable armor can withstand attacks from spears and swords - or attempts to puncture its skin through the use of an Iron Maiden. It can even be argued that the Toad Style builds its exponent a fortress impregnable by bullets.
However, the Toad cannot resist explosive pressure point strikes.
In other words, when struck in its weak spots with pinpoint accuracy, the Toad's defensive functions rapidly collapse.
There's no recourse at this point, as each progressive blow destroys the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems of the Toad.
Joshua Clottey, with his tight guard and strong chin, has been practically, in the infamous words of The Rzarector, "immune to all physical torture."
By this, I mean that Clottey has lost bouts, but not his senses. With a strong defense, he simply has let his fists and head bruise bone and tear flesh throughout his career. He's been able to do so relatively unimpeded by the risk of being knocked out.
But alas, Joshua Clottey is no Lo Mang the Toad. Clottey may be ripped like the Toad, but he doesn't have the nifty hands or feet.
Piercing the Toad's armor
from Five Deadly Venoms
Moreover, the defensive threshold of Clottey is much lower than that of the Toad. To defeat the Toad, his enemy must treacherously stick darts into his ears, his only weak spots. But a boxer can beat Clottey by relentlessly attacking the area between the Ghanaian warrior's ears.
Is such a task much easier said than done?
Absolutely. But we aren't talking about just any boxer; we're talking about Manny Pacquiao.
As tough as the Centipede was in Five Deadly Venoms, he could be had. On the other hand, Pacquiao hasn't been had since he dropped a decision to Erik Morales in March 2005.
The current Manny Pacquiao defends himself by causing blindness in his opponents. His Thousand Hands terrorize enemies because they come from constantly shifting positions and unexpected angles. This rapid missile fire naturally forms a fierce defensive perimeter for the Filipino fighting legend, who has an iron jaw - just in case something does get through.
"Pound for Pound (Manny Pacquiao Fight Song)" by The Trackrunners
These shadowless punches may be silent, but they explode upon impact. The track record shows that if a few don't do the job, a barrage will. All things considered, dynamic forces eat alive static defenses and pretty muscles.
That's why I think Joshua Clottey will get stopped late in the fight against Manny Pacquiao. I give him about ten rounds to be knocked out - for the first time in his professional career.
P.S. If you've already decided that you can't get enough Pacquiao-Clottey or Five Venoms, check out the instant classics "The Poison Clan Reborn in Pacquiao-Clottey" and "The Poison Clan Reborn in UFC 111".