Canelo-Clottey Clash in Talks For December

By Rick Reeno

According to industry sources, former champion Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22KOs) - and not James Kirkland - is currently the frontrunner to face Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) on a televised date in December.

Canelo's team have confirmed that Clottey, who dominated Anthony Mundine in April, is one of the leading contenders.

Clottey's promoter, Joe DeGuardia, told that he's had discussions with Golden Boy Promotions regarding a fall fight with Canelo.

"We've had talks. I think it's a great fight and I hope it happens," DeGuardia told

The big question, in the industry, is whether or not HBO will secure Canelo's next return. The Mexican star's last five fights were carried by Showtime, but multiple sources indicate that HBO is absolutely in the running for the December fight. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thiefery on 09-01-2014

Clottey is way past it at this point. Not sure why people are hyping him up. Best win he ever had was against a small Corrales. He's come short against Margarito, Cotto, Pac. This is a showcase fight for canelo…

Comment by jnrwelterweight on 09-01-2014

u all r sleepin on Clottey, I don't expect him to UD Canelo, and I've only watched the mundine fight since he's been back, but he looked alright in that fight, I've always been a somewhat fan of Clottey and…

Comment by mathed on 08-31-2014

Take it as a "tune up" and experience it as a mistake.

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 08-31-2014

I don't know how anybody can defend Clottey of Kirkland. I rather it be vs Cotto because that fight is ripe right now

Comment by Money Uno on 08-31-2014

Clottey out of all the junior middleweights wtf.

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