Ghana’s long wait for a world title could be over later tonight when Richard Commey steps into the ring to fight American Robert Easter Jnr for the vacant IBF lightweight title at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.
The undefeated Ghanaian pugilist boasts a rich record of 24 wins in 24 professional fights with 22 knockouts. But but the 29-year-old warrior faces an equally tough opponent who has been described by boxing greats as one of the emerging wonders in the sport.
The crown became vacant after Rances Barthelemy, who held the title, moved up to 140 pounds and the 25-year-old Easter and his Ghanaian counterpart have vowed to occupy that vacancy.
With an impressive record of (17-0, 14 KO), Easter is going to prove a difficult combatant in the ring for Commey who also seem ready to win at all cost.
Easter, who is considered as a prospect for the title, recently defeated Argenis Mendez via a knockout in the fifth round and seems prime for the title against the relatively unknown Commey whose last fight in the USA against Bahodir Mamadjonov in May 2015 had to travel until the eighth round for a TKO.
The hard punching Commey has promised not to let this opportunity of winning Ghana’s first world title in many years slip by and expressed his determination to walk the talk. “It feels great to be finally fighting for a World title, and come fight night I will be fully prepared come what may,’’ says the former Ghanaian, Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental champion.
Ghana News Headlines
For latest news in Ghana, visit Graphic Online news headlines page Ghana news page