- Joshua Clottey, a Ghanaian boxer who has been largely successful in his career has revealed he - plans to return to pursue a world title
- One of Clottey's biggest bouts was when he went in the ring with Manny Pacquiao
- Clottey reveals he has been strategically selecting bouts by way of preparing for another shot at a world title
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Former IBF Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey has come out to reveal that he is not done with boxing as he is set to bounce back for a shot at a world title.
Pulse.com.gh reports that although Joshua has been on and off in the ring, he insists he has not given up hope on getting another shot at a world title.
Joshua, 42, has had a successful career in the past. In 2010, his successes peaked when he got in the ring with world-renowned boxer Manny Pacquiao.
On the night with the seven-division world champion, Clottey lost by a unanimous decision from the judges. Despite the loss, the fight arguably remains Clottey's greatest bout in his career.
In recent years, Joshua Clottey has not engaged in any high-profile bouts. Many people perceived that the boxer had retired from the profession as he remained without any bout for years.
Then, it came out that Joshua returned to the ring and won two bouts. He has drawn inspiration from those two bouts as Clottey said it proves he is capable of returning.
“As it stands now, I just need a few fights to get me closer to a world title shot and I’m working on a particular fight that could secure that for me,” Joshua Clottey has reportedly said.
The fighter also said that he gets invites to fight but has been strategic about which bouts to vouch for. Reports indicate that a recent bout scheduled between Joshua Clottey and Britain’s Tommy Jacobs was called off.
In his career, Clottey has had 47 fights, with 41 wins, 24 of which came by way of knockout.
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