Rematch for Commey possible — Zwennes

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Peter Zwennes - GBA President

The president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Peter Zwennes, has given a hint of a possible rematch for Richard Commey against American Robert Easter Jnr in their lightweight title fight following recent developments from the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

He said he received a letter from the president of the IBF, Daryl Peoples, saying the federation was considering a rematch for the boxers and would,  therefore  announce the  specific date for the bout.

Commey lost by a split decision to Easter Jnr in a 114-113C, 114-113E, 115-112 on the scorecards in their initial IBF lightweight title fight in Pennsylvania, USA about two months ago in which the former felt cheated.

The GBA then wrote to the IBF for a possible rematch for Commey in what they termed as rigging on the part of the third judge.

Speaking to the Graphic Sports, Mr Zwennes, said "We wrote to the IBF for a possible rematch and I recently received an email from their president saying they are considering that.

"We pray the rematch comes to pass so Commey can revenge by beating Easter Jnr convincingly," he added.

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Meanwhile, Mr Zwennes, lashed out at Ghanaian boxers for not respecting the sanctity of contracts and said his outfit was ready to press charges against  such boxers.

He, therefore, advised promoters to be ready to take legal action against boxers who default in contracts.