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Joshua Clottey Wiki Biography
Joshua Clottey was born on the 6th October 1977 in Accra, Ghana, and is a professional boxer who is probably best known for being the International Boxing Federation’s (IBF) Welterweight Champion between 2008 and 2009.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Ghanaian fighter has accumulated so far? How rich Joshua Clottey is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Joshua Clottey’s net worth, as of late 2017, revolves around the sum of $10 million, acquired solely though his professional boxing career which has been active since the mid-1990s.
Joshua Clottey Net Worth $10 million
Joshua is the younger brother of Ghanaian boxers Judas and Emmanuel Clottey. While growing up in Ghana, he was passionately interested in sports, soccer in particular. Later he relocated to the UK, where he spent several years before settling in the US. His professional fighting career began in 1995 and he quickly came ito prominence in the welterweight category, by winning 20 consecutive fights, of which 14 he finished with knockouts. All these accomplishments helped Joshua Clottey to set his professional boxing career on a rising path and also provided the basis for his net worth.
His big breakthrough occurred in November 1999 when he challenged at that time World Boxing Council’s Welterweight Champion, Carlos Baldomir. Despite winning the match, after two intentional head-butts Joshua was disqualified, however, he rapidly recovered from this controversial loss and won the African Boxing Union Welterweight title. This was followed by a winning streak of 10 fights in the US, during which he earned a number of minor welterweight as well as middleweight titles. It is certain that all these achievements dramatically increased Joshua Clottey’s net worth.
In December 2006, Clottey fought Antonio Margarito for the WBO Welterweight Championship, but was forced to quit in the fourth round due to an arm injury. In April 2007, he beat Diego Corrales in what later happened to be Corrales’ last fight before his death. In August 2008, Joshua Clottey claimed the IBF Welterweight Championship after defeating Zab Judah. However, he did not retain the title for long, as in June 2009 he was beaten by Miguel Cotto. However, all these fights added a significant amount of money to the total wealth of Joshua Clottey.
After losing a bout against Manny Pacquiao in 2010, Clottey took a one-year long break from professional boxing, before returning to the ring and defeating Calvin Green in late 2011. After the match, he announced his retirement from professional boxing, however, after a year and a half, in mid-2013 Joshua made comeback and in September 2013 faced Anthony Mundine who he floored five times during the 12-round match. This victory earned him the WBA International Light Middleweight title. In May 2015, Clottey beat Jorge Silva but lost to Gabriel Rosado later that year. All these ventures have helped Joshua Clottey to accumulate a rather impressive amount of wealth.
The main characteristics of Joshua Clottey’s fighting style are accurate and efficient jabs as well as his immense countering ability and impeccable defensive skills, which in addition to his well-balanced ratio of endurance, speed and power, make him a top class welterweight boxer. In his career, Clottey has participated in 45 fights, winning 39 of them, of which 22 he ended by knocking out his opponents.
When it comes to the personal life of Joshua Clottey, there aren’t any relevant data about his private affairs as he managed to keep it far from the mass media, although it has been publically acknowledged that he has a daughter from one of his former romantic connections. He currently resides in The Bronx, New York City.
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||March 16, 1977|
|Place Of Birth||Accra, Ghana|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)|
|Weight||156 lbs (70.8 kg)|
|Siblings||Emmanuel Clottey, Judas Clottey|