Monday, March 24, 2014
Mundine-Clottey delayed a week
By Dan Rafael
Joshua Clottey has fought just twice since a wide and disappointing 2010 loss to Manny Pacquiao.
Former welterweight titlist Joshua Clottey's fight with Australia's Anthony Mundine has been delayed for a week.
The 12-round junior middleweight bout, scheduled for April 2 in Newcastle, Australia, will now take place on April 9 at same location.
Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia, who represents Clottey, told ESPN.com on Monday that the delay was to allow more time for Clottey to secure a visa. He said the visa has been granted but the date switch was a precaution to make sure there were no issues.
The 36-year-old Clottey (37-4, 22 KOs), a native of Ghana based in New York, will be fighting for only the third time since a dismal showing in a near-shutout decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight title fight in 2010.
Former super middleweight titlist Anthony Mundine (46-5, 27 KOs), now fighting at junior middleweight, has won two in a row (including a seventh-round stoppage of the faded Shane Mosley in November) since losing a middleweight title bout to countryman Daniel Geale in a January 2013 rematch.