I’m ready to fight any lightweight champion – Richard Commey

A former International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion, Richard Commey, has thrown a challenge to all titlists at 135 pounds to accept to fight him.

Commey told the Graphic Sports exclusively that he was ready to face any of the three champions in the lightweight division in his next bout which would likely be in June in the US.

“I want to be a two-time world champion, so the focus is to continue working hard to attain that dream,” said Commey, who is back on vacation in Ghana.

“It is always a target to fight the big names in the division and that cannot exclude the champions of the various titles. I’m ready to face any of them and I can’t wait for them to accept my challenge,” he stated.

The lightweight division currently has three titlists, namely: Teofimo Lopez (WBA Super, IBF and WBO), Devin Haney (WBC Regular) and Gervonta Davis (WBA Regular), and Commey is willing to face any of them.

The 34-year-old Ghanaian proved his worth once again when he ensured an unforgettable sixth-round knockout victory over the dangerous Jackson Marinez in Las Vegas last February.

Commey needed to reclaim his status as one of the best fighters in the division after his second-round defeat to Teofimo Lopez in August 2019.

He is expected to make his ring return against an unknown opponent in the coming months.

“I can’t wait to make a return. My managers are working on a date and an opponent as soon as possible.

“The most important thing is to be focused on the next fight. I have been engaging in individual training here in Ghana to keep in shape until I return to my base in the US,” Commey revealed.

Source: Modern Ghana



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