Clottey, who fights Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight championship on Saturday, March 13 (9 p.m., HBO PPV), is the latest in a proud lineage of built-tough fighters from Ghana like David Kotei, Floyd Robertson and Clement Quartey. Here are five others.
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Perhaps the greatest African-born fighter of all-time, Nelson captured titles at featherweight and super featherweight during the '80s and '90s.
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Quartey, who made seven defenses of the WBA welterweight title from 1994 through '97, is best known for his thrilling split-decision loss to Oscar De La Hoya in 1999.
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"King Kong" won the IBF bantamweight title from Luis Alberto Perez in 2007, defended it against two-division champion Vic Darchinyan and lost it on a unanimous deicision to Yonnhy Perez in 2009.
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Konadu captured the super flyweight title with a decision over Gilberto Roman before moving up to bantamweight, where he was a two-time champion.
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Kotey, who represented Ghana at the Seoul Olympics, captured the WBO bantamweight title from Rafael Del Valle in 1994.
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