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Joshua Clottey biography, net worth, career and child

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Joshua Clottey
Joshua Clottey. Photo/Pulse Ghana
  • He is a former Ghanaian professional boxer
  • He held the IBF welterweight title for two years
  • He competed at the Commonwealth Games in 1994

Joshua Clottey is a retired Ghanaian professional boxer who made his professional boxing debut at the age of 17 years and his current net worth stands at $10 million. He garnered the amount through his boxing career.

At the peak of his career, he was notable for his exceptionally durable chin and was never stopped in any of his five losses.

He is a former IBF welterweight world champion and held the title for two years.

Joshua Clottey Biography

Full name Joshua Clottey
Age 45 years
Height 1.78m
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Date of birth October 6 1977
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Boxer
Source of wealth Boxing earnings
Marital status Single

Net Worth

Joshua Clottey is a retired Ghanaian professional boxer with an impressive net worth of $10 million.

He acquired this amount of net worth primarily from being successful in his boxing career.

Personal Life

Clottey was born in Accra Ghana on October 6 1977 to parents of Ghana origin and raised there. His father’s name is Ali Attuquaye Clottey, a religious Islamic believer.

He was born into a family of three children, his siblings Emmanuel Clottey and Judas. Clottey lost his father on a short illness when he was on official duty in the USA and had to travel back home for funeral arrangements due to their Islamic Canons.

As a child in his native land, he was passionate about football, a sport his late father played. He moved to the United Kingdom and later to the United States.

In the middle of an interview with Ghana Web, Clottey told the press that he has a daughter but no wife.

Career

Joshua Clottey born on October 6, 1977, is a Ghanaian former professional boxer who competed from 1995 to 2019 and held the IBF welterweight title for two years.

Joshua Clottey

Joshua Clottey. Photo/Euro Sport

In his next fight, Clottey rebounded from the controversial loss by winning the African Boxing Union welterweight title.

He then rolled off a 10-fight winning streak highlighted by his first win on American soil and capture of several minor welterweight and middleweight titles.

He earned his first world title but so unfortunately as he broke his hand in a fight against World Boxing Organization Champion Antonio Margarito.

That bout has since brought controversy against Margarito that he boxed on hand wraps illegally loaded with plaster since several opponents suffered injuries during his fight.

In New York City, Clottey faced Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden for the WBO welterweight title where the player emerged a winner with a controversial split decision.

In Arlington, Texas, he fought seven-division World Champion Manny Pacquiao at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium following a disagreement on terms of a proposed boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

He lost to Pacquiao and later returned to defeat Calvin Green. Since then, Clottey announced that he would retire from his boxing career, to take care of an ailing relative.

In 2013, Star Boxing announced Clottey’s comeback signing a contract with him. He returned to the ring a month later facing Dashon Johnson.

He defeated Johnson through a unanimous decision and the following year, he beat former middleweight champion Anthony Mundine dropping him five times.

In preparation to fight Canelo Alvarez, the plan went down after Canelo sustained an ankle injury. Despite having success and leading in an early fight, Clottey was outworked over ten rounds in a fight with Gabriel Rosado, losing through a unanimous decision.

His recent win was against his Tanzanian opponent Azziz Mponda where he won by TKO in round 8.

Joshua Clottey

Joshua Clottey. Photo/Eurosport

Clottey fighting style comes with speed, size, stamina, power, endurance, ring savvy and a solid chin. He is also very accurate and punches efficiently with effective countering ability this has seen him win every bout via knockout and his defensive skills are top-notch.

Luxury Collection

Having garnered such an impressive net worth in his career, we expect him to live life to the fullest. However, unlike other sports players, Clottey has given full attention to property investment in cars.

FAQs

  1. How old is he?

44 years old.

  1. What is his nationality?

Ghanaian.

  1. What is his religious belief?

Muslim.

  1. Is he married?

No.

  1. Does he have children?

Yes.

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