Former IBF lightweight world champion – Richard Oblitey “RC” Commey is all, but ready to turn on the dial as he come face-to-face with three-weight division kingpin – Vasyl Anatoliyovych Lomachenko on Saturday, December 11 at the Madison Square Garden in a 12-round lightweight showdown.
After successful wins over Isa Chaniev [Round 2, TKO] and Ray Beltrán [Round 8, KO], the hard punching Ghanaian boxer surrendered his IBF lightweight title to Teófimo López via round 2 [TKO] at the Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2019.
He, however, returned after nearly 14 months off to knock out Jackson Marinez in six rounds on February 13, 2021.
Commey [30-3, 27 KOs], despite being one of the most dangerous punchers in the lightweight division goes into this particular bout as the underdog.
According to the Ghanaian boxer he is not only ready for the big challenge ahead, but also ready to prove all his doubters wrong while making his country proud:
“I want to thank my team of Michael Amoo-Bediako, Lou DiBella, and Keith Connolly for getting me this opportunity. Ever since the Lopez fight, all I have thought about is becoming a two-time world champion.
This fight against Lomachenko will get me one step closer to my goal. I also want to thank Bob Arum and Top Rank for the opportunity to again grace the stage at Madison Square Garden, one of boxing’s most iconic venues.
“I know that most people consider me the underdog, but I am aiming to prove them all wrong and make Ghana proud once again.”
The winner of this Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey fight becomes a logical world title challenger in 2022.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson