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De La Hoya Says Clottey is Durable Foe For Canelo

By Salvador Rodriguez

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya says former champion Joshua Clottey is a durable opponent for the December return of Mexican super Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Clottey is under high consideration for the fight. De La Hoya was impressed with Clottey's victory earlier this year, when he traveled over to Australia and beat up former three division world champion Antonio Mundine for a lopsided decision.

"Clottey is an option, he's coming off a big win over Anthony Mundine, where he knocked him down five or six times. It was a great victory. He looked good, strong. He went the distance with Pacquiao, Margarito, and had a close fight with Cotto. Clottey is strong and he'll be right in front of you," De La Hoya said.

Canelo has a record of 44-1-1 and 31 knockouts while Clottey is 38-4 with 22 KO's. The only losses on Clottey's record have come against world champions Carlos Baldomir, Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Antonio- on 09-29-2014

If this were the Clottey that faced Cotto I would favor him to give Canelo a very tough time. At this point I don't know what Clottey has left. Sure he looked good against Mundine, but that's Mundine... I would…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 09-29-2014

Durable? All he does is shell up and throw a punch here and there against guys that are good. He doesn't let his hands go. Once he loses to Canelo, he's going to make an excuse like he always does.

Comment by crazed_z06 on 09-29-2014

[QUOTE=B0XEO;14987888]Rosado's coming off of 4 losses, he sucks.[/QUOTE] Rosado just won the BKB championship doe.

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 09-29-2014

I think it's a solid little stay busy fight for regular HBO because Clottey is a durable opponent and because Canelo is not currently champion. I think Clottey really fvcked himself out of any supporters when he fought Pacquiao because…

Comment by luisivich on 09-29-2014

canelo doesn't have pacquiao's speed to make clottey always reset to his turtle guard. canelo will move forward and would often be in clotteys reach- clottey would let his hands go specially to the body. if we could only forget…

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