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By James K. Attaglo Wilson| info@sports24ghana.com

Tomorrow is Super Saturday and one of Ghana’s most disciplined and dedicated boxer – Richard Oblitey Commey will come face-to-face with Isa Askhabovich Chaniev in a 12 rounds vacant IBF world title fight at the Ford Center at the Star.

Commey [31], known for his great leg movement and hard punching power has lost twice since turning professional having lost [114-113], [115-122], [113-114] to Robert Easter in September 2016 in Pennsylvania. Few months later, Commey lost again via split decision [116-112], [115-113], [112-116] against Denis Shafikov in Moscow, Russia.

But it was all smiles for Richard Commey [27-2, 24KO’s] at the last press conference on Thursday who said getting a shot at a world title means a lot to him:

“It means the world to me. This is the opportunity I’ve been working for since I started boxing, and thank God I’ve got the opportunity to fight come Saturday.

“I have to win this fight. No matter what, I have to win this fight. It means a whole lot to me. It’s all about winning. That’s it.”

“After my fight with Robert Easter Jr. (split decision loss in 2016), I felt like I won that fight. I kept working. I’ve got good management and I met [trainer] Andre [Rozier]. I feel like everything is working for me. I’ve got to do this. I kept working, and here I am today.”

Isa [26], also stated that his upcoming fight with Richard Commey is the most important fight of his life:

“I am very pleased that I have a chance to showcase myself, showcase my skills here in a big arena on ESPN. I’m ready for whatever, and I am here to win.”

“I never lost a fight. The loss I have on my record, I didn’t really lose that fight. I am ready for this fight. This is the most important fight of my life. My team trusts in me, and I trust in myself. Other things don’t matter to me.”

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