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Not only is the boxing public not supporting Joshua Clottey in his quest to capture the WBO welterweight title from Manny Pacquiao, but his own government isn't lending him a hand either.

In an odd turn of events, Clottey's trainer Godwin Dzanie Kotey and assistant trainer Daniel Clottey have been denied a visa to enter the United States by the Ghanaian government.

“Tell Ghana that they've disappointed me,” said Clottey to Filipino reporters earlier in the week.

For the earlier portion of his training camp, Clottey, who is nearly a 5-1 underdog on betting lines offered by the BetUS sportsbook, was training solo, with no supervision. Finally however, Lenny de Jesus has hopped on board as Clottey's trainer, and does so with some interesting experience in tow.

De Jesus spent six fights in Pacquiao's corner, and some suggest that he could be an even better cornerman for Clottey than Kotey, despite the unfamiliarity issues. De Jesus has boasted to reporters that Pacquiao “has not changed his style in years,” and ...

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