Former IBF Lightweight champion, Richard Commey [29-3, 26 KOs], arrived back in the United States of America (USA) on Tuesday, 18th August 2020 as he looks to work his way back to a world title.
Commey revealed this on his official social media handle saying “I’m back in New York safe and sound and ready to get my title back.”
Commey lost his title back in December 2019 after being knocked out by undefeated American powerhouse Teofimo Lopez [15-0, 12 KOs] who needed only four minutes to knock out the former IBF lightweight champion.
The 33-year-old would then return back home to Ghana training at Ga Mashie Gym in the Bukom Boxing Arena (where he won his WBC international title back in 2017) putting in place the groundwork for his eventual comeback.
Commey will however have to wait until after the mouthwatering unification bout between WBA & WBO Lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko [14-1, 10 KOs] and current IBF Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez to claim his lost IBF title.
The Ghanaian lightweight had been busy ever since returning to the home of his birth calling on corporate Ghana and the government to invest heavily in the sport to help produce more world champions for the nation.
“We have the talents and young people with the interest to venture into boxing but without the right investment, they would not be attracted to the sport and work at becoming world champions.”
“The Bukom Boxing Arena is a perfect example of investment in boxing. It is nice and has the needed equipment but we need more to produce quality boxers for the country.” He further stated
He also initiated the donation by the Streetwise Foundation (of which he serves as an ambassador) to support boxers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are all in trying times and looking at things and know what the boxers can offer and some of them now they don’t even have enough at home and everyone is struggling. This is what we can do in order to help them, to encourage them never to give up.” Commey said
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com