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Clottey earns IBF title shot with unanimous decision over Alvarez

Updated: December 21, 2007, 2:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Joshua Clottey earned a shot at the IBF welterweight championship, methodically pounding out a 12-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Shamone Alvarez on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Clottey, from New York, won the IBF 147-pound title-elimination bout by dominating the final eight rounds, walking through Alvarez's offerings and landing jarring right leads to the head and left hooks to the body.

Clottey is the IBF's No. ...

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