Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion, Richard Commey (29-3-0), has revealed that he is looking forward to returning to the United States of America (USA) and working on reclaiming the title he lost to unbeaten American powerhouse Teofimo Lopez (15-0-0).
Commey who has been training at Ga Mashie Gym in the Bukom Boxing Arena (where he won his WBC international title in 2017) revealed this on twitter thanking his promoter Lou DiBella and management of Michael Amoo-Bediako Snr and Keith Connolly.
Commey has been busy since returning to the country for his holiday from 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
Teofimo Lopez knocked out Richard Commey in the second round to win the IBF lightweight title at Madison Square Garden on 14th December 2019, and the Ghanaian has been working his way to regaining the title.
By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com