Former World Champion Joshua Clottey, after brushing aside Australian ring icon Anthony Mundine in their WBA international bout, has stated emphatically that he will reclaim his lost status before the close of this year.
Clottey revealed that his performance against Mundine had opened a new window of opportunity in his career, which hitherto was crumbling.
And commenting on the impact of the win on his career, he told Daily Guide SPORTS from his US base over the weekend that it had put his career back on track, as well as revive his quest to end his profession on a high note.
The hard-hitting boxer, now fighting in his favourite 154 pounds category, pointed out that last Wednesday’s win also placed him in the position for a World Boxing Association (WBA) title shot.
The 36-year-old revealed many options had come up regarding who to fight, and promised to rule the world again.
Clottey, who is currently in the US to sort out some issues before he arrives home in two weeks’ time, said, “The world will hear of me again, I will become a World Champion again before the end of this year. I want to retire as a champion.”
The defeat by Clottey puts the title hopes of Mundine (No 3 ranked fighter) in doubt after suffering five knockdowns at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
Source: Kofi Owusu Aduonum/D. Guide
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