Joshua Clottey is a former Ghanaian professional boxer who was active in the boxing field between 1995 and 2019. He held the IBF welterweight title from 2008 to 2009. Born in Accra, Ghana, Clottey now lives in The Bronx, New York.
As a child in his native Ghana, Clottey had a passion for football, a sport that was played by his father, Ali Attuquaye Clottey (deceased). He moved and spent a few years in the United Kingdom then later to the United States.
Joshua Clottey has never been stopped in any of his five fights he lost. His recent fight which he won was with opponent Azziz Mponda from Tanzania, winning by TKO (Technical Knock Out) in round 8.
Joshua Clottey’s Professional career
Clottey rose to prominence by winning his first twenty fights of which 14 were by knockout. His performance set him up to fight Carlos Baldomir. In that fight, he was winning until the 10th round, where he was penalized two points for an intentional head butt. After another clash of heads, Clottey was disqualified.
As he is never a quitter, Clottey rebounded from the controversial loss by winning the African Boxing Union welterweight title in his next fight.
On June 13, 2009, Clottey faced Miguel Cotto in New York City at Madison Square Garden for the WBO welterweight title. Cotto dropped Clottey in the first with a jab. Cotto was cut in the third round by an accidental head butt but in the end, Cotto emerged as the winner with a controversial split decision.
Joshua Clottey Net Worth
Joshua Clottey is regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever to have emerged from Ghana. With his great successes, his net worth is valued at $11 million as of 2020.
Joshua Clottey’s Biggest Fight
Joshua Clottey can boastfully tag all his fights as big but his biggest fight of all time as anyone may call was one Manny Pacquiao on March 13, 2010, at Arlington, Texas.
Joshua Clottey battled Manny Pacquiao at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium following the disagreement on terms of a proposed boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Clottey lost to Pacquiao by unanimous decision.
On August 23, 2013, Star Boxing announced Clottey’s return to boxing as they have signed the former champion to a contract.
Clottey returned to the ring on September 14, 2013, when he faced Dashon Johnson. He won against Johnson via unanimous decision.