Azumah Nelson will boost my career — Richard Commey

BY: Bernard Neequaye


Ghanaian lightweight boxer, Richard Commey, has welcomed moves by former Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, to bring his rich experience to bear on his corner, saying it will boost his chances of becoming a world champion.

Commey, who is back in the gym at Bukom preparing to return to the ring following a failed attempt to wrestle the vacant IBF lightweight title against American Robert Easter last month, noted that Azumah possessed all the requisite knowledge and experience in the sport to help in his development as a world beater and expressed his delight at the prospect of learning under the tutelage of one of the sport’s finest practitioners of all time.

Following Commey’s split points loss (115-112, 114-113, 114-113 ) to the American at the Santander Arena in Pennsylvania, USA, Azumah offered to join Commey work his wat to winning a world title in future.

A member of boxing’s exclusive Hall of Fame, Azumah told the Graphic Sports in an interview last week that Commey fought well against Easter lacked some basic experience to win the bout convincingly, hence the desire by the ‘boxing professor’ to put his rich experience at the disposal of Commey.

Naturally, Azumah’s offer was music to Commey’s ears.  “It is a great feeling for a boxing legend to offer to be at my corner and I am ready to welcome him at all times”.

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“He has been at the highest level of the sport and has every knowledge to help me realise my dream of becoming a world champion and I have to consider myself lucky for the offer,” added the 2015 SWAG Professional Boxer of the Year.

Looking into the future, Commey revealed that he would return to the ring in December to fight in a final eliminator which could propel him for another world title fight.

He explained that he was focused on winning that bout and he has been training hard to make sure he comes back stronger by achieving just that.