Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/23/13

NEW YORK - JUNE 13: Joshua Clottey lies in pain after being thrown to the mat by Miguel Cotto during their WBO Welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden on June 13, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia announced today the signing of former world champion Joshua Clottey to an exclusive promotional contract. Known as the "Grand Master", Clottey possesses a record of 36-4-0 (22KO's), highlighted by victories over former world champions Diego Corrales and Zab Judah. The native of Ghana, now residing in the Bronx, New York, Clottey also battled welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto over twelve rounds at the famed Madison Square Garden in June 2009, a hotly contested battle lost by controversial split decision. "We're very excited to welcome Joshua Clottey to the Star Boxing Team," said DeGuardia. "He's fought the very best in the world including Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto and he fits very favorably in the mix in the top ten middleweights in the world." "I've watched Joshua for many years and have always been very impressed by his power and aggressive style. His world title fight against Miguel Cotto was one of the most memorable bouts New Yor...
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