Clottey predicts tough Garcia test for Commey

Joshua Clottey

Joshua Clottey

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey, says Mikey Garcia will be a tough customer for Richard Commey.

“Garcia is a very tough and incredible boxer. He is a four-division world champion. He has reign in featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and light welterweight. He beat Andrew Browner and the guy that prevented Commey from winning the world title.

“When he was going to fight with Easter Jr., I thought it was going to be very tough for him because he is short and Easter is very tall but he handled Easter very easily, knocking him down in the third round.

“He is rated the fourth best pound for pound boxer in the world and trust me, this guy is a prized fighter in America. He is untouchable, this would be a tough fight for Commey,” Clottey told Class Sports.

Commey stands a big chance of landing a world title after agreeing a deal to challenge the IBF and WBC Champion Mikey Garcia in what is expected to be a fight full of fireworks.

Garcia opted to fight Commey, and on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the IBF notified its registered promoters via email that the purse bid was cancelled because the Garcia and Commey teams made a deal in what came as a mild surprise.

Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) is huge favourite against Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) who will be getting his second shot at a world title following the defeat to Robert Easter Jr.

The fight is set to come off possibly in December or early 2019. -Classsports

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