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All you need to know about Richard Commey vs Vasiliy Lomachenko fight tonight

All you need to know about Richard Commey vs Vasiliy Lomachenko fight tonight

Ghanaian boxer, Richard Commey, is set to face Ukranian Vasily Lomanchenko on Sunday morning at the Madison Square Garden in the United States of America.

The duo will lock horns in New York City in Top Rank’s main event. The winner will become mandatory challenger to the IBF Lightweight title held by Australian George Kamboses.

Lomachenko and Commey have both lost to Teofimo Lopez, who more recently conceded every major belt in the lightweight division to George Kambosos Jr.

Ahead of the much anticipated fight, Commey said: “I’ve got the whole of my country behind me. I know it’s not an easy fight, but I’m coming.

“I’m feeling good, I’m very excited. This is my second time coming here, I’m very excited to be sitting with Bob Arum for the second time.”

Commey has 27 knockouts in 30 victories and brings a major threat to ending Lomachenko’s resurgence.

“He has big power and he has reach, experience, so for me it will be a very interesting fight for fans,” Lomachenko told Sky Sports.

“During the fight, you need to be always focusing on your strategy, and always focused on your speed and your reaction.”


Richard Commey 

Age: 34

Title: None

Previous Titles: IBF Lightweight (2019, 1 Defense)

Height: 5’8

Weight: 134 ¼ lbs.

Stance: Orthodox

Hails from: Accra, Ghana

Record: 30-3, 27 KO, 1 KOBY

Press Rankings: #5 (Ring), #6 (TBRB), #7 (BoxRec), #9 (ESPN),

Record in Major Title Fights: N/A

Last Five Opponents: 106-20-1 (.839)

Notable Outcomes, Ring/TBRB Rated Foes: Robert Easter L12; Denis Shafikov L12; Raymundo Beltran KO8; Teofimo Lopez TKO by 2

Additional Current/Former Titlists Faced: None


Vasiliy Lomachenko

Age: 33

Title: None

Previous Titles: WBO featherweight (2014-16, 3 Defenses); WBO super featherweight (2016-18, 4 Defenses); WBC lightweight (2019); WBA/Ring lightweight (2018-Present, 3 Defenses); WBO lightweight (2018-Present, 2 Defenses)

Height: 5’7

Weight: 134 ¼ lbs.

Stance: Southpaw

Hails from: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine

Record: 15-2, 11 KO (21-2, 11 KO including World Series of Boxing Contests)

Press Rankings: #2 (TBRB, Ring, ESPN, BoxRec)

Record in Major Title Fights: 13-2, 9 KO

Last Five Opponents: 113-10-3 (.909)

Notable Outcomes, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Orlando Salido L12; Roman Martinez KO5; Jason Sosa RTD9; Guillermo Rigondeaux RTD6; Jorge Linares TKO10; Jose Pedraza UD12; Anthony Crolla KO4; Luke Campbell UD12; Teofimo Lopez L12; Masayoshi Nakatani TKO9

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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