Advertisement
Advertisement

Clottey Targets Rematch With Cotto-Margarito II Winner

By Ryan Burton
 
Joshua Clottey returned to the ring after a 20-month absence this past Saturday with a 2nd round knockout of Calvin Green on the untelevised undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. versus Peter Manfredo Jr. HBO televised headline fight that took place in Houston, Texas.
 
After the fight, Clottey (36-4, 21KO) told Boxingscene that he hopes to get a meaningful fight in his next ring appearance.  The former welterweight champion will campaign in the junior middleweight division and hopes to face the winner of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito grudge match that takes place in two weeks.  

Clottey lost a unanimous decision to Margarito in 2006 in a fight that he was winning on two scorecards before injuring his hand in the fourth round. He also lost a close split decision to Cotto in 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Back to his winning ways, Clottey believes that he has what it takes to avenge both of those losses.
 
"I hurt my hand in the Margarito fight.  A lot of people thought that I beat Cotto.  That was a close fight.  I would like the chance to fight either of those guys again," Clottey told Boxingscene.com.
 
The Ghana native feels that he will be even better now that he is campaigning at 154 pounds. Gone are the past struggles that came with squeezing down to 147 pounds and that he will be stronger now that he won't have to cut so much weight.  

"It was getting hard to make 147.  I feel stronger at 154 pounds.  The fans will see the best Clottey at this weight," concluded Clottey.
 
Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lords on 11-24-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11465341]come on man, clottey was beating him before cotto's eye was cut. . . it was clear clottey was landing 2 meaningful punches to every one meaningful punch for cotto. . . that jab was longer, straigher, more powerful, and…

Comment by 240sxdippin on 11-24-2011

guess i shoulda read the whole article lol. he fought this weekend. im dumb and baked. so dont hold it against me

Comment by 240sxdippin on 11-24-2011

ths is the first ive heard from him since the pac fight has he even been active at all?

Comment by Camp Beast on 11-23-2011

Yeah I'd like to see either. I don't think he has done anything to earn a title shot though. Especially after him only coming to Dallas to pick up a paycheck against Pacquiao. I paid for that crap ha ha!

Comment by UglyPug on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=JoelRa79;11464734]Cotto beat him with an eye.close and no trainer, theres nothing for cotto beating him. Maybe that would be the best thing margarito can do after cotto puts a number on him lol. Still ive never liked clottey hes one…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (54)
Top Headlines Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days The Real Comeback of Andre Ward Amir Khan Confident: If I Hit Canelo Clean, I Can Hurt Him! Herring Dominates Flores; Williams Survives Late Scare Mayweather Not Concerned With Canelo-Khan on 5/7 Date Roman Gonzalez Says Return Will Happen on Golovkin-Wade Rey Vargas To Return on Leo Santa Cruz-Kiko Martinez Card Timothy Bradley Formally Vacates WBO Welterweight Title Chavez Sr. Not Happy With Canelo-Khan, Wants Canelo-Golovkin Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win K. Porter: Shawn Will Punish Keith Thurman Until He Breaks Lomachenko on When He Learned Mike Tyson Was Not Ukrainian Masternak Returns on Loaded April 2 Bill In Krakow Jazza Dickens Embraces Underdog Role Versus Rigondeaux
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement