‘I urinated blood after Guiterez bout’ – Joshua Clottey


Joshua Clottey will go down in history as one of the best boxers in his generation.

The Accra born boxer had some ups and downs with great victories over Zab Judah and Richard Gutierrez, while he lost to some legends like Manny Pacquiao, Antonio Margarito, and Miguel Cotto but has revealed the battle against Richard Gutierrez was his most dangerous bout ever.

Clottey and the Colombian clashed some 14 years ago at Chumash Casino Resort in California, USA.

The ‘Grandmaster’ made the surprising revelation on Monday on in an exclusive interview with Kofi Owusu Jerry on Angel FM Accra when asked about his toughest test.

“I fought Margarito, Zab Judah, Pacquaio, Cotto but my toughest test was Richard Gutierrez, I remember I urinated blood when the medics came for my urine samples for test. After that bout I vowed never to allow any of my children to take boxing as his or her profession.

“In the round 4 of the bout, the guy was hitting me so hard I indicated to my corner to throw in the towel but my coach insisted I fight on…,” he said.

After managing to complete the bout, Clottey was declared winner winning the IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title on 26th July 2006.

Clottey had a total fight of 47 and won 41 with 24 coming by way of knock out with 5 losses and was never stopped in any if his 5 defeats.

Clottey competed from 1995 to 2019.

Source: Ghana | Angefmonlinegh.com | Isaac Ansah Apagya


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