Clottey, trainer find resolve as subs

Updated: March 12, 2010, 1:15 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Joshua Clottey was in his native Ghana in January not even thinking about boxing when he got the call from manager Vinny Scolpino. The Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. negotiations had imploded, and Pacquiao needed an opponent to face.

Top Rank, which promotes Pacquiao and Clottey, was offering Clottey, a former welterweight titlist, the opportunity to make a seven-figure payday by challenging Pacquiao for his title.

Clottey, admittedly a great admirer of the pound-for-pound ...

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