Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Clottey not going for a quick KO

DALLAS — Joshua Clottey of Ghana spoke modestly about his March 13 battle with Manny Pacquiao, telling the Philippine press on Monday that while he will be armed to the teeth, he won’t be rushing for a knockout win.
“You don’t force a knockout,” said Clottey upon his arrival at the Four Seasons Resort and Club as Texas-based Filipino ringside physician Allan Recto, an avid follower of Pacquiao, listened intently.
“If there’s a knockout, it will come,” said Clottey, who blew into town half-an-hour ahead of Pacquiao, who came in on board a private plane that took off from Los Angeles.
Clottey, looking robust and upbeat, said he currently weighs 162 lbs and that making the 147-lb limit won’t be a problem.
The African banger hasn’t fought since dropping a controversial 12-round split decision to Miguel Cotto in June last year in New York.
Despite the inactivity, Clottey, who is now based in the Bronx in New York, remained in fighting form, having spent most of his free time playing soccer.
A training camp in either Florida or Nevada is being eyed by Clottey’s camp.

Source: mb.com.ph

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