Ghana’s name will soon be put on the global map once again when former IBF Lightweight World Champion, Richard Oblitey Commey mounts the ring against Ukrainian, Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Commey (30-3, 27 KO) and Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KO) will square off at the popular Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 11, with the winner inching closer to a world title shot.
Both boxers, who have once lost to American, Teofemo Lopez, come into the bout with victories in their last fight.
Loma, 33 , a former unified Lightweight Champions, last defeated Japanese, Masayoshi Nakatani via a TKO in June.
Commey will be looking for yet another world title opportunity and has promised to take the opportunity in doing so against Loma.
“Loma [Vasiliy Lomachenko] is one of the guy I do regard as one of the best pound-for-pound.
“So it’s always great to face the best so that people will know who you are.
“I’m going there to box, do what I can do and what people know me.
“What I’m capable of is what I’m going to do.
“You know, I cannot tell what is going to happen in the ring so I’m just going there to do what I’ve got to do.
“I will make sure like, I don’t rush anything, just do what my corner will instruct me to do and definitely I know for sure that if everything goes right, I will be victorious on the night.” Richard Commey said.
On 9 September 2016, Commey fought for a world title for the first time in his career, against undefeated Robert Easter Jr. Both fighters had a strong start in the first four rounds. Commey managed to drop Easter Jr. in the eighth round, but it wouldn’t be enough for the judges, two of them scoring the fight 115–112 and 114–113 in favor of Easter Jr, while the third judge scored the fight 114–113 for Commey, handing Easter Jr the split-decision win.
After losing to Robert Easter Jr. for the vacant IBF lightweight title in 2016, Commey defeated Isa Chaniev in 2019 to capture the IBF title in his second attempt which he eventually lost to Lopez.