Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey reveals how he suffered and nearly quit boxing after Gutierez fight
Ghanaian boxer, Joshua Clottey has opened up on his bout against Richard Gutierez revealing that was his toughest fight during his active days.
Clottey despite a difficult start in his boxing career in 1995, rose to become one of the best in the boxing ring winning the IBF Welterweight title in 2008 and WBO Welterweight.
He fought opponents such Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah and Manny Pacquiao but says, Richard Gutierez gave him a difficult fight which saw him peed blood after fight.
“My most difficult fight was against [Richard] Gutierez; it is not [Antonio] Margarito, it is not [Miguel] Cotto, it was Gutierez,” he said
“After the fight, I could not cough because my ribs were affected.
“The guy really worked on me. He hit me so hard to the extent I peed blood, pure red blood when I got back to my hotel”, Clottey told Prime Take on JoyNews channel.
The fight nearly had the Ghanaian retrive from the spot, but it was the breakthrough he needed to make money in the sport of his passion.
“I said after the fight that this game is a not a joke. It was really tough,” he recalled.
Clottey’s majority decision win that launched him towards his first world title shot five months later — a unanimous points loss against American-Mexican, Antonio Margarito, for the WBO welterweight title.
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