Former IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey has said Ghanaian boxer of nowadays are unable to win big fights abroad due to arrogance.
According to the renowned Ghanaian boxer, the current crop of boxers grow wings immediately they travel abroad and with that, feel too big to ask for directions from the experienced ones and that is hindering their quest to win big matches abroad.
Ghana has recently seen her enterprising boxers either failing to retain their title or losing shamefully abroad with Isaac Dogboe, Richard Commey and Duke Micah as examples.
“As soon as these Ghanaian boxers get to America and start making a few dollars after fighting they forget to ask questions,” Clottey told Sammy Bartels in an interview on MX24GH.
“They forget to ask for advice from the senior ones. When you call them to offer help they don’t pick up their calls, you can send them messages but won’t get a response.”
“Sometimes you need to seek advice from the senior ones because I have fought Zab Judah who was a champion in two different weight classes and was undisputed and won the title,” the former world champion said.
He added that, “They have to ask questions, if they don’t understand anything they can ask the senior ones,”
“The boxers that we don’t trust and even know yet are the ones who will become champions.”