Joshua Clottey Stops Green In Round Two

Former title holder Joshua Clottey (36-4, 22 KOs), in his first fight since his loss to Manny Pacquiao in March 2010, was a TKO winner over local brawler Calvin Green (21-7-1, 13 KOs), at the Reliant Arena in Houston on Saturday. Greenís best moment in the fight came when Clottey had missed with such a vicious punch that he actually fell halfway out of the ring. Moments later, Clottey gathered himself and put Green on the canvas. The referee wisely stopped the super welterweight contest when Green stumbled around after courageously making it to his feet. Clottey hadn't fought since his March 2010 stinker with Pacquiao, but he returned to Texas and actually threw his hands. Whether that means Clottey has come back determined to be a more TV-friendly fighter wasn't really addressed here, since Green was no challenge for him. But Clottey looked good fighting at 156 pounds (he's going to 154), and stopped Green on a shot to the jaw in round two. This was an undercard to the main fight in which Julio Cesar Chavez Jr retained his WBC middleweight title after stopping Peter Manfredo Just a rust-shaker, but Clottey definitely wasn't in there to get rounds. He was gunning for it from the start.