Sports News of Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Former World champion Joshua Clottey is shaping up rigorously ahead of his bout against Gabriel Rosado at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, New York, on December 19.
Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) who arrived in the States on Wednesday, will face Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) in a 10-round at a catch weight of 158lbs.
Clottey, 38, topped Jorge Silva via unanimous decision in May, a victory that followed a six-knockdown pummeling of Anthony Mundane last year but despite the excessive humid condition in the USA he is well conditioned for the bout.
“It is cold here but I am adapting to the weather before Saturday. This training is becoming difficult because I need to make the weight. But when you make the weight your body become free and no stress”, he told Starr Sports.
Clottey’s last high-profile fight was the 2010 loss to Pacquiao.