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Azumah: I want to be in Commey’s corner

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Richard Commey - In need of guidance?

Former Ghanaian boxing great, Azumah Nelson, has offered to be on Richard Commey's corner to extend his experience to him and enable him become a world champion.

Azumah noted that he was ready to join hands with Commey's corner to give him the needed advice and encouragement to be on top of the workd in his division.

Commey lost by a split decision to Robert Easter Jnr in their IBF lightweight title fight with the judges scoring it 115-112, 114-113, 114-113 in favour of Easter Jnr after a fierce 12-round bout at the Santander Arena in Pennsylvania, USA.

The defeat handed Commey by Easter Jnr ended his invincibility in the ring after 23 bouts unbeaten run with many arguing that the fight was rigged in favour of the American infront of his home crowd.

But an interview with the Graphic Sports, the three-time world champion (Azumah) said "It was a close fight on the night and I think inexperience in Commey's corner caused him the title".

Consequently, Azumah expressed the desire to be in Commey’s corner next time around: "I am ready to join his corner to extend my experience to him to make him a world champion in the future”.

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"As I always say, you don't expect to go into a fight in someone's homeland and expect to win on points, you must be well prepared to knockout him out," he pointed out.

Azumah, also known as "The Professor", however, urged Commey to come back from the loss much stronger to win his next bout by using his first defeat as a lesson.