Joshua Clottey Wants Mayweather?

clotteyJoshua Clottey believes he has what it takes to stop Floyd Mayweather when they come face to face in the ring.

The former IBF Welterweight champion who has lost four times in his career, consider he is better than the undefeated Mayweather, whom he feels has been over hyped.

“Both of us can block well, but the deficiency Mayweather has is that he cannot throw more punches. A bout between us will be very tight, but at the end, I will be victorious,” said Clottey in an interview.

He also thinks the speed of Pacquiao will be an advantage to him when he faces Mayweather. “Mayweather is very slow, but Pacquiao can throw more punches and he is fast at the same time, so a bout between then will be in favour of the Filipino,“ he said.

Clottey is scheduled to fight in March of this year but he has refused to name the opponent, to avoid any breach of contract.

“I will fight in March this year in Australia, but I can’t make my opponent public, because the announcement ought to come from the organizers and failure to comply will lead to a breach of contract,” said the former IBF Welterweight champion.

He has won two and lost two in his last four bouts, including the loss to Manny Pacquaio in 2010.

*Rafael Mensah of Ghana maintained his perfect career record by successfully defending the WBA Pan-Africa Lightweight belt following a 4th round technical knockout win over Togo’s Seruna Moebi on Saturday night in Accra.

Unbeaten Mensah AKA Sweet Pea improves to 21-0, 16 KOs after a dominant display against Moebi, flooring the Togolese in the 3rd round before annihilating him in the 4th until Moebi couldn’t take it any longer right at the end of the round. 2.59 minutes of round four the clock read when referee Roger Barnor stopped the hotly contested bout.

Mensah who is currently ranked 6th in the WBA’s Lightweight division has vowed to follow in the footsteps of the great Ike Bazooka Quartey and win a world boxing championship soon. The man nicknamed Sweet Pea is delighted at his latest victory and is pledging to work even harder to realise his dreams.

“It was a good fight and I like the way I went about the job. I trained very hard for this fight and I am happy I put up such a good performance. But I’m going straight back into the gym to start training again. I’m not resting until I become world champion,” Rafael Mensah said at ringside.

In unison with the boxer is his manager and promoter, Anthony Kermah, CEO of Landmark Promotions and Management who put up the fight last night in the Ghanaian capital.

“It was a good show by Rafael and I think he is now close to challenging for the world title. We are looking at getting him one or two international fights to give him a real test. He should defend this title by May and fight again in November and we’ll look at a world title shot early next year,” said Mr. Kermah.

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