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By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

IBF mandatory challenger Richard Oblitey Commey has poured out his exasperation at the behavior of Mikey Angel Garcia Cortez, who is yet to sign the purse bid to authenticate his lightweight title defense against the hard hitting Ghanaian.

The International Boxing Federation [IBF] on August 13ordered Mikey Garcia to begin negotiation with the No. 1 title contender – Richard Commey in a mandatory fight, but the four weight class champion [Mikey Garcia] seemed not to be interested in the bout.

“The @IBFUSBA boxing have just called for purse bids because they didn’t receive @mikeygarcia signed contract,” Richard Commey wrote on twitter last Friday, October 19.

“If you don’t want to fight me just say so and vacate the title,” Commey adds.

Adrien Broner [middle] pose for a selfie with Mikey Garcia
Adrien Broner [middle] pose for a selfie with Mikey Garcia
The vexation of the Ghanaian professional boxer come on the back of Mikey Garcia’s intention of taking on IBF welterweight champion – Errol Spence Jr. in a unification bout.

“Right now, I don’t know if that mandatory fight [with Commey] is official. As of right now, I’m thinking Mikey is probably going to take that challenge against Errol Spence Jr,” Mikey’s trainer Robert Garcia told FightHype.com

Commey [27-2, 24KO’s] became the mandatory challenger in the IBF lightweight division in March 2018 after stopping the then unbeaten Alejandra Luna through a sixth-round technical knockout [TKO] at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.

Mikey Garcia, a well known boxer-puncher with strong fundamentals on the other hand dropped Robert Easter Jr. in round three [3] before a crowd of 12, 560 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and held on to win via a unanimous decision [116-111], [117-110], and [118-109] to become the unified WBC and IBF lightweight champion of the world.

Garcia [30] reportedly earned around $1 million in that particular fight which averaged 680, 000 viewers.

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