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Newly crowned IBF lightweight champion Richard Oblitey Commey has said he’d like to put on hold the discussion of a possible unification fight with Vasily Lomachenko for now and leave the talking business for his management team.

Commey [31] overpowered Isa Chaniev on Saturday, January 02 and eventually knocking down the Russian in the second round of a scheduled 12 round vacant International Boxing Federation [IBF] lightweight title fight in Frisco, Texas.

Having assumed a kingship role in the division, Richard Commey is billed to face Vasily Lomachenko on April 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA but the Ghanaian prefers having a short holiday before making a comment about that particular blockbuster.

“I want to enjoy for the moment. I leave everything for my management to negotiate,” Commey said in a post fight interview about his fight with Loma.

Considered as one of the best boxers in this generation, Lomachenko [12-1, nine KOs], holds the World Boxing Association [WBA] and the World Boxing Organization [WBO] titles having won a unanimous-decision victory over Jose Pedraza at the Madison Square Garden Theater in December 2018.

Commey has become Ghana’s 9th world champion after; David Kotey, Alfred Kotey, Marvelous Nana Yaw Konadu, Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey, Joseph Agbeko, and Isaac Dogboe.

Source: Frederick Marfo

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