Richard Commey grateful to Ghana Boxing Authority for lifting two-year ban

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Richard Commey
Richard Commey

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion, Richard Commey, has expressed gratitude to the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) for lifting his two-year ban.

Commey’s ban was lifted by the new Executive Board of the GBA who reviewed the ban meted out to the US-based boxer six months ago.

“We understand that this is a new regime who is working hard to push Ghanaian boxing forward and help steer it to its rightful place at the top of African boxing and to the top table of world boxing.

“Commey has always been proud of representing Ghana and likewise myself doing as much as I can for the country of my heritage so it’s important that we all stand together with the same purpose,” a statement signed by his manager, Michael Amoo-Bediako read.

Commey also thanked Ga Mantse, Nii Tacki Tsuru II and his Personal Assistant Man-nye Ohetse who played a crucial role in the mediation process for the resolve of the matter with the GBA.

“We would like to put this issue firmly behind us and we look forward to working together for the greater good of Ghanaian boxing,” the statement continued.

The 34-year-old Ghanaian is set to slug it out with Ukraine’s Vasily Lomanchenko on December 11 at the Madison Square Garden.