28.07.2006 Boxing

Clottey happy with preparations

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Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey is eagerly anticipating this weekend's showdown with Colombian Richard Gutierrez in an IBF welterweight contest in California.

A win for the Ghanaian boxer will enhance his prospects for an opportunity to fight for the world title sometime next year.

Gutierrez who boasts 16 knockouts in 27 bouts fights but with an impressive twenty knockouts in thirty fights the Ghanaian looks good to handle the challenge without much trouble.

Speaking to Joy Sports from the US, Joshua Clottey maintained his preparations for this bout could not have gone any better.

"I'm ready for the fight. I think my preparations in the United States have gone well.

"My physical condition is perfect for the fight and I remain confident of wiining over Gutierrez."

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