Joshua Clottey withdraws from fight

Former welterweight titlist Joshua Clottey suffered ankle and wrist injuries when he fell while doing roadwork, forcing him to withdraw from a fight scheduled for Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"He's got a fracture or just a real bad sprain of the ankle and the wrist," manager Vinny Scolpino said. "It says on the report that a fracture is possible to both."

Clottey, who was moving up to junior middleweight, was supposed to box Calvin Green in a scheduled 10-round bout on the undercard of Miguel Cotto's first junior middleweight title defense against former titleholder Ricardo Mayorga.

However, Clottey (35-4, 20 KOs) tripped in a pothole and was injured during a Sunday run in the Bronx, N.Y., where he lives and trains.

"He was running and then it started to rain and that was it. He tripped in the pothole," Scolpino said. "As he was falling he put his hands down to catch his fall and whacked his wrist. Unbelievable. What are you gonna do? He was by himself. He called up and we went to pick him up and brought him to the hospital.

"He's upset. I'm upset. He wants to fight. Now he's on the couch with crutches and splints."

Clottey has not fought since last March, when he lost a near-shutout decision to pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, who was defending his welterweight belt, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Clottey's fight against Green (21-5-1, 13 KOs) was not scheduled to be part of the Showtime PPV telecast.

Scolpino said Clottey had an X-ray and CT scan, but because of the swelling the doctor could not yet determine if there were fractures. Scolpino said Clottey was told to rest for at least three days before he is further evaluated.

"He wants to fight, but he can't go in there if he's hurt," Scolpino said.

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