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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Clottey tops Mundine

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In Newcastle, Australia last night Anthony Mundine (46 – 6) fought Ghanaian Joshua Clottey (38- 4) in the classical cross roads fight, the loser destined to fight local derbies as a competitive journeyman.

At stake was the WBA International Middleweight title.

Both fighters were in magnificent condition, Mundine at 38 years of age carried the advantage of being the physically bigger man, however from the outset Clottey the younger man by two years ignored that physical fact and fought as if he was.

Clottey started on the front foot, paying no dues to Mundines power or speed as he continually pressed forward throughout the first round, outpunching and most importantly out landing Mundine.

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Clottey beats Mundine, ends his title aspirations

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Joshua Clottey has ended the world title aspirations of Anthony Mundine, knocking the three-time world champion down five times on route to a unanimous decision win.

Clottey proved too strong for Mundine, with the Ghanaian regularly getting through the defence of the Australian.

The Ghanaian found himself on the deck early in the 2nd round, but the referee correctly ruled that is what a result of a rabbit punch, issuing Mundine a warning.

Mundine felt the power of Clottey soon after, hitting the canvas for the first time in the Round 3.

Mundine was caught standing right in front of Clottey and a powerful right hand sent him down. The Australian was able to beat the count, before the bell sounded signalling an end to the round.

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Clottey defeats Mundine in huge upset

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In a huge upset, #14 WBA Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KO’s) defeated #3 WBA Anthony Mundine (46-6, 27 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Clottey was supposed to be a safe fight for the 38-year-old Mundine to win in order to stay in line for a title shot against WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. However, Clottey didn’t go along with the program, as he knocked the slow moving Mundine down 5 times in the fight with his still fast hooks to the head. Mundine was down once in rounds 3, twice in the 6th, once in the 8th, and a final time in the 10th. The final judger scores were 116-108, 115-109, and 117-108.

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Chris Algieri and Joshua Clottey post big wins in Huntington

889NEW YORK (September 16, 2013) Undefeated junior welterweight Chris Algieri and former world champion Joshua Clottey were both victorious Saturday night at the “RockinFights 10” sold out professional boxing event at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

“It was a tremendous night for our fans in Huntington who once again displayed their tremendous support of our events with our tenth straight knockout at The Paramount,” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing.

“Algieri continues to show why he’s one of the best junior welterweight prospects in boxing and Clottey looked like the former world champion that he is. We expect big opportunities ahead for both fighters in the near future.”

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Commey sparring with Joshua Clottey ahead of Commonwealth eliminator

Commey spars with ClotteyWorld title hopeful, Richard Commey is in high spirits and predicting nothing but victory in his scheduled July 13 fight in the UK against Paul Truscott in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth Lightweight title.

Hitherto UK based Commey has been training in Ghana with his coach, Carl Lokko and has sparred with some of this country’s best boxers including former IBF Welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey and Obodai Sai, a former Commonwealth Lightweight champion.

Now he says he is ready to emulate his illustrious compatriots by going for the ultimate beginning with the date against Truscott at the York Hall, Bethnal Green in London, the very venue of two previous victories in his 15-0, 15 KOs resume.

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