Former IBf welterweight title holder Joshua Clottey has surprisingly retired from boxing after a blistering career.
The 41 year old made this revelation after his last fight with Mfume Mfume of Tanzania at the Bukom Boxing arena last Saturday in a night of fight dubbed “Bukom Brawl”.
Clottey who defeated the Tanzanian by a technical knockout in the sixth round said in a post-match interview which was met with a very big applause from the crowd, “I have not fought for the last three years. I agreed to fight after all these years in Ghana because of the love I have for the fans here (in the arena)”.
When asked about his future following an impressive win over his Tanzanian opponent which suggested he still has it in the game of boxing, Joshua Clottey replied emotionally. “I am announcing my retirement from the game today. This fight happens to be my last fight. I have seen it all in the game, I have fought the big guys in my division such as Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah, Manny Pacquiao and many . My career has been successful and I am grateful to God for that.”
Joshua Clottey fought 45 times in his career and won 39 times with 22 of the wins coming by way of knockouts. He was only defeated 5 times in the ring, the notable being that of Manny Pacquiao on March 13, 2010.