Former IBF Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey will take on tough Mexican brawler Jorge Silva on the undercard of the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez-James Kirkland fight tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.
Promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Clottey, 38-4 22KO’S, hailing from Accra, Ghana, returns to the ring for the first time since last April when he traveled to the land down under, Australia, and totally dominated hometown hero and former world champion Anthony Mundine over the 12 round distance. Silva, 20-8-2 16KO’S has battled many top fighters in his career including Pablo Cesar Cano, Alfredo Angulo and Yoshihiro Kamegai.
Clottey was scheduled to face Alvarez last November but the bout was postponed and Canelo elected to fight Kirkland. Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about this upcoming fight, “I’m happy to see Joshua back in action and I am hoping for an impressive win on such a big fight card. We expect that after an exciting performance we will target the rescheduling of Joshua’s fight with Canelo”.
The fighters have just weighed in. Official weights:
Joshua Clottey: 153.8 lbs
Jorge Silva: 154.8 lbs