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Joshua Clottey Biography
Joshua Clottey was born in March 16, 1976 in Accra, Ghanaand is a welterweight boxer from Accra, Ghana, who now lives in the Bronx, NewYork. He is the former IBF Welterweight Champion.
Clottey rose to prominence by winning his first twenty fights, including 14 byknockout. His performance set him up to fight Carlos Baldomir, in a titledefense by Baldomir for the WBC International Welterweight Title. Clottey lostby disqualification in a controversial fight. Clottey was winning the fightuntil the 10th round, where he was penalized two points for an intentional headbutt. He was warned for his head but did it again resulting in the refereestopping the fight and disqualifying Clottey.
Clottey rebounded from the loss by winning the AfricanBoxing Union welterweight title in his next fight. He then rolled off a 10fight winning streak was highlighted by his first win on American soil and thecapturing of several minor welterweight and middleweight titles culminating inan IBF Intercontinental welterweight title.
On December 2, 2006, Clottey earned his first shot at aworld title but broke his hand in the fourth round of his fight against WorldBoxing Organization champion Antonio Margarito. He ended up losing a closerthan expected unanimous decision, but had demonstrated his abilities against agood opponent. On April 7, 2007, Clottey earned a unanimous decision over DiegoCorrales, in what was Corrales' final fight prior to his death.
In December 2007, Clottey positioned himself for anothertitle shot with a win over prospect Shamone Alvarez.
Clottey beat Zab Judah on August 2, 2008, for the IBFWelterweight title that had been vacated by Antonio Margarito.
Clottey fought seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao on March 13, 2010in Arlington, Texas, at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium following the disagreementon terms of a proposed boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd MayweatherJr. which would have been scheduled on the same date in Las Vegas, Nevada.Clottey lost to Pacquiao by unanimous decision.
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