Joshua Clottey eyes Pacquaio rematch
By Isaac Darko
Ghana boxer Joshua Clottey wants a rematch with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao should he win in his scheduled fight in April.
Clottey will face Australian boxer Anthony Mundine, the No.4 ranked contender for Floyd Mayweather's WBA super welterweight title, on April 2 at Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
Pacquiao dominated a strangely passive Joshua Clottey from the opening bell to retain his welterweight title and cement his status as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world in March 2010.
The former International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion says he is anticipating a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after his bout against the Australian.
“I will more than take it and I will even go past Manny Pacquiao to fight with Mayweather,” Clottey told Power FM.
“You know why I don't like to talk about those people? I have so many things to prove. I have to make sure that I am back to where I am before I call their names.”
“Right now, I have to prove to Americans that the Manny Pacquaio fight wasn't lost in the ring but it was just one of the bad days for Joshua Clottey. One more fight for me and I will get these kind of people (top fighters).”
Clottey (37-4, 22 KOs) beat Zab Judah in August 2008 to win the vacant IBF title, but vacated it the following April without making a defence.