Ghana’s Richard Commey who is managed by Street Wise Promotions climbs on the ring in faraway America to fight for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight title on September 9, 2016,
Richard Commey, the Commonwealth Lightweight Champion Faces American Robert Easter in what could be termed as his hardest test just because it is for the world title.
Commey has fought and won outside Ghana often so he does not see fighting away from home as a big challenge and from advises and cautions received from numerous Ghanaians, especially boxing experts, it looks like he is well prepared and focused to win to give Ghana another world title after, D.K. Poison, Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Nana Yaw Konadu, Alfred Kotey, Joseph Agbeko and Joshua Clottey.
Incidentally some of these great Ghanaian boxing champions went to the camp of Commey at the Bronx Gym in Accra, just before the fight to give him inspiration, motivation and all that it takes to win.
These visits seem to have motivated Commey to go all out in training. Hoping to use the same tactics against the American,
Professor Azumah Nelson told him to go into the ring with his own judges, whilst Asamoah Gyan told him to win for mother Ghana, as the nation is very good at producing champions and he is the next world champion for Ghana.
This year has seen some decent boxing on the local front with Isaac Dogboe doing his best to grab the WBC youth feather weight crown in addition to his WBO Africa and Asia titles.
One can just say Ghana Boxing is on the rise again, and on September 9, Commey is going to deliver again.
Coach Carl Lokko is also on the way to make history, as the man who trained the champion from Ghana. Friends of Boxing also wish Commey the best on September 9.