Vasiliy Lomachenko outclassed Richard Commey to victory via unanimous decision with scores of 117-110. 119-109 and 119-108 on Sunday morning.
The Ukrainian star was the clear dominant figure of the bout as he glided through the ring to deliver some damaging body punches.
Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) dropped the Ghanaian boxer heavily in the seventh round courtesy of a devastating left hook across the chin and even tried to persuade his opponent’s corner to halt the fight before he sealed a dominant win.
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) December 12, 2021
Commey (30-4, 27 KOs) survived the round but was thoroughly outclassed and outboxed as Lomachenko cruised to a masterful victory before a crowd of 8,555 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Commey threw more punches than Lomachenko, yet was outlanded 248 to 73. He used the jab to keep his opponent’s attacks at bay, but the volume of Lomachenko’s punches were taking their toll by the middle rounds.
“I saw his situation,” Lomachenko told ESPN following the bout. “It was very hard for him. That’s why I said ‘stop the fight.'”
When asked about a possible crack at new unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr., Lomachenko jumped at the idea.
“I need this chance,” he said. “If God gives me this chance, I’ll take it. I’ll go anywhere I need to fight him.”
Kambosos, who didn’t miss the fight, took to his twitter handle to salute Lomachenko on the win before reminding him that he defeated Lopez two weeks ago and that Loma couldn’t.
Great boxing display by Loma which puts him in the equation with Haney, Tank & Ryan, even after his LOSS against Teofimo. Respect to Commey, your a warrior and tough as nails. Looking forward to fighting one of these fellow warriors in 2022 downunder 🥊🏟🇦🇺 regards the EMPEROR pic.twitter.com/9PvHuz3Y9n
— George "Ferocious" Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) December 12, 2021