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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Is this article bogus?

By George Koramoa - The Ghanaian Times
Boxing | Sat, 18 Oct 2008
THE International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight Champion of the world, Joshua Clottey, is scheduled to engage in a unification fight with Paul Williams the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) champion in the division.

Clottey told the airport press corps on his departure for New York yesterday that his manager Luis Scorpino had almost completed negotiations for the fight to be staged at a yet to be decided on November 29, 2008.

On the impending fight, Clottey said, he had two options, either to fight Antonio Magarito or Paul Williams, but prefers to fight Williams because the WBO champion had earlier this year, beaten Magarito.

He said the fight with Williams would attract a bigger purse because of the lat-ter's victory over Ma-garito, and the fact that he is a HBO registered fighter.

As regards preparations, he said his left hand which was injured is almost healed and that he had been training seriously since his return to Ghana.

He said he had to leave Ghana early to step up his preparations for the fight with Williams since he needs to put in a little more effort to beat him.

Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I thought Williams-Phillips was a done deal on HBO. I hope this news is true because a fight with Clottey really interests me.
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