Boxing News of Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Former Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey has disclosed his intentions of ending his career as a boxer after the demise of his trainer, Godwin Nii Dzanie popularly known as ‘Alloway’.
‘Alloway’ passed away on Saturday after battling with Typhoid fever for three months at the age of 56.
The respected Ghanaian boxing trainer had previously handled Azumah Nelson and Joseph Agbeko, and according to Joshua Clottey, he drew inspiration from his coach who was in the boxing arena for about four decades.
And Joshua Clottey believes the death of his trainer was spiritual and it has affected him so much that he will in no time announce his retirement from boxing.
“I am very sad for the death of ‘Alloway’, a trainer who feels for his boxer. There were several times he wept when I was going into the ring because felt for me and that motivated me a lot,” he told Asempa FM
“I don’t think it was Typhoid fever that killed him, there might be more to it like spiritual something. Typhoid is curable, but his was something that we couldn’t help it.
“He would go the to hospital and doctors would discharge him after sometimes, but immediately he gets home the disease will recur.
“I even made attempts to secure him a visa to the USA to be at my corner for bouts so that I could get him medical treatment overseas, but I realised he couldn’t walk due to the sickness, so I couldn’t proceed. It is a sad story that someone out of hatred could plot a hero’s downfall for no reason,” he noted.