Joshua Clottey Professional Record and Career

Joshua Clottey Professional Record and Career

Record: 35 W 3 L 0 D 20 KOs
Alias: The Hitter
Weightclass: Welterweight
Stance: Orthodox
Style: Boxer
Height: 5’8″
Reach: 70″
Nationality: Accra, Ghana
Date of Birth: March 16th, 1977


Joshua Clottey (born in March 16, 1976 in Accra, Ghana) is a Welterweight boxer who hails from Accra, Ghana, but now lives in the Bronx, New York. He is the former IBF Welterweight Champion.

Professional Career:

Clottey rose to prominence by winning his first twenty fights, including 14 by knockout. His performance set him up to fight Carlos Baldomir, in a title defense by Baldomir for the WBC International Welterweight Title. Clottey lost by disqualification in a controversial fight. Clottey was winning the fight until the 10th round, where he was penalized two points for an intentional head butt. He was warned for his head but did it again resulting in the referee stopping the fight and disqualifying Clottey.

Clottey rebounded from the loss by winning the African Boxing Union welterweight title in his next fight. He then rolled off a 10 fight winning streak which was highlighted by his first win on American soil and the capturing of several minor welterweight and middleweight titles culminating in an IBF Intercontinental welterweight title.

On December 2, 2006, Clottey earned his first shot at a world title but broke his hand in the fourth round of his fight against World Boxing Organization champion Antonio Margarito. He ended up losing a closer than expected unanimous decision, but had demonstrated his abilities against a good opponent. On April 7, 2007, Clottey earned a unanimous decision over Diego Corrales, in what was Corrales’ final fight prior to his death.

In December 2007, Clottey positioned himself for another title shot with a win over prospect Shamone Alvarez.

Clottey beat Zab Judah on August 2, 2008, for the IBF Welterweight title that had been vacated by Antonio Margarito.

On June 13, 2009 Clottey faced Miguel Cotto in New York at the Madison Square Garden for the WBO Welterweight title. Cotto dropped Clottey in the first with a Jab. Cotto was cut in the 3rd round by an accidental headbutt, Clottey’s combinations throughout the fight gave Cotto problems. Cotto emerged with a Split-Decision victory in a close fight which fans felt could have been awarded to either fighter or even scored a draw.

Joshua Clottey has never lost via a knock out. His 3 losses were: (1)a DQ loss from Carlos Baldomir, (2)Unanimous Decision loss to Antonio Margarito and a (3)Split Decision loss to Miguel Cotto.

Our Source: Wikipedia

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~ by Frankie on 02/27/2010.

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