Many Ghanaian boxers are failing now because of women – Joshua Clottey

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion, Joshua Clottey has bemoaned the lack of international acclaimed fighters in the country currently.

Joshua Clottey

He said one thing that has been a challenge for the current crop of boxers is womanising.

In an interview with Graphic Sports in Accra, Clottey attributed the premature death of boxing dreams to the inability of some boxers to abstain from engaging in multiple sexual relationships.

He advised young boxers to steer clear of promiscuity and instead focus on their training if they aspire to succeed in their careers.

“There are too many women around these upcoming fighters and that is not helping them because instead of training, they rather engage in womanising,” he told Graphic Sports in an interview.

“This is one of the things that kill their careers because you are sleeping with so many women at a very tender age and you won’t have the chance to concentrate,” he said.

Clottey made it clear that he was not advocating for boxers to avoid relationships altogether. Instead, he cautioned against pursuing every woman they encounter, as this could significantly impede their career development.

He emphasised the importance of dedication, self-discipline, and a focus on training to succeed in the sport.


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