Joshua Clottey Pays Tribute To Alfred Kotey: No Ghanaian Boxer Was As Stylish And Skilful

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Like all the other people who knew him or had seen him fight, Joshua Clottey was saddened to hear of the death of Alfred Kotey two weeks ago. The former WBO bantamweight champ apparently suffered a fall, then a stroke, and passed away at the young age of just 52.… read full article “Joshua Clottey Pays Tribute To Alfred Kotey: No Ghanaian Boxer Was As Stylish And Skilful”

Exclusive Joshua Clottey Interview: I Will Take On Anybody. I Can Take Anybody

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Former IBF welterweight ruler Joshua Clottey is not done yet. Far from it in fact. The tough, never-stopped warrior from Accra, Ghana who has rumbled with the very best – including Zab Judah, Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao, Diego Corrales (RIP) and Antonio Margarito – is currently working out a new deal with top promotional outfit Star Boxing.… read full article “Exclusive Joshua Clottey Interview: I Will Take On Anybody. I Can Take Anybody”

Joshua Clottey to return April 29th, promises his fans “something big” before retirement

Former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey is set to return to action in his homeland of Ghana on April 29th. The 38-year-old will face Brazilian Anderson Clayton, 43-10-2(37) in a doubleheader that will also see Joseph Agbeko in action. Clottey, 39-5(22) was last seen being outworked by Gabriel Rosado, losing on points over ten rounds in a good action fight in December.

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Busy Dec. for DeGuardia, Star Boxing starts w/ Algieri, Smith, Jr. @ Barclays Sat.

‎December will be yet another busy month for Star Boxing president Joe ‎DeGuardia as he closes out 2015 with a flourish. Highlighting the season-ending flurry will be a quartet of powerful pugilists – Chris Algieri, Yunieski Gonzalez, Joshua Clottey and Joe Smith, Jr. – returning to the ring, and Promoter of the Year accolades from Ring 8.‎‎

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Canelo-Kirkland Undercard Fighters Announced for May 9

Everything is always bigger in Texas and that will certainly be the case when it comes to the undercard of one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Canelo vs. Kirkland at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Saturday, May 9. Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (3-0, 2 KOs), 2012 U.S Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) and top contender Joshua “Grand Master” Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) will headline the non-televised undercard. In addition, some of Texas’ top talent will be featured on the card as well including the professional debut of welterweight James Leija Jr., the son of Texas Boxing Legend Jesse James Leija.

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Ankle Injury Sidelines Canelo Alvarez For Dec. 6 Bout

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In disappointing news, the red-headed Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has pulled out of his December 6th fight against Joshua Clottey due to an ankle injury Canelo suffered. With the injury, it looks like Canelo will go straight into the May 2015 fight against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto on HBO pay-per-view.

More than a few boxing fans are already suspecting that Canelo pulled out of the fight with Clottey in order to avoid the risk involved in facing the tough ex-IBF welterweight champion. Clottey might be 37, but he looked awfully good last April in soundly beating Anthony Mundine by a 12 round decision. In that fight, Clottey looked as good as he had in the prime of his career when he was beating Zab Judah and giving guys like Antonio Margarito problems.

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Canelo to fight 37-year-old Joshua Clottey next on December 6th

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Chris Mannix of Sports illustrated is reporting that Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) will be fighting 37-year-old former IBF 147lb champion Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) next on December 6th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This is obviously disappointing news for hardcore boxing fans with some knowledge of the sport because Clottey hasn’t been a factor since 2010 when he was beaten soundly by Manny Pacquiao.

Recently, De La Hoya dangled James Kirkland’s name as a potential opponent for Canelo’s December 6th fight. You now have to wonder whether De La Hoya did this in order to get Clottey to come in at a cheaper price for the Canelo fight. Why else mention Kirkland’s name if the guy that Canelo and De La Hoya really wanted is the 37-year-old Clottey?

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Joshua Clottey, Canelo’s next challenge

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Former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) looked competitive during his bout with Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. So much that he was awarded a 12 round controversial split decision over the Cuban champion in their catch-weight fight at 155 pounds, and solidifying himself as the best fighter at Jr. Welterweight.

After dealing with what most consider his “toughest opponent”, Alvarez is already seeking his next opponent. The majority of the boxing world is clamoring for a super fight with Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto. However, if things don’t work out they way we want them to, several options are available for the young red headed star.

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