Commey Keen On IBF Crown Now

Commonwealth Title holder, Richard Commey is relishing fighting current IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez.

The ABU lightweight and IBF Continental African Lightweight title holder is training feverishly at the Bronx Gym ahead of any potential bout.

If an agreement is reached between his outfit and the current IBF lightweight holder’s camp, a bout could be arranged as early as November, according to his trainer, Carl Lokko.

“Currently we have not received any offer from any opponent wanting to fight us for the commonwealth title, remember, we fought and won it some few weeks ago, those fighters are cowards and they don’t want to fight us, they know how difficult my boxer is.

“In boxing you cannot train for the training sake, you need to get some fight as soon as possible, otherwise your boxer will be rusty so we are talking to promoters and if a deal is reached, why not, we will fight”.

“I’m certain that the current IBF lightweight holder is our target now, and we are doing everything possible to get that bout as early as December”.

The “Azonto” boxer is feared for his ferocious jabs, silky punches and amazing work rate, making him undefeated in 17 professional fights.

In another development, LukeBlackledge became the first boxer in almost 50 years to wear a professional belt in a Blackburn ring as he capped a fabulous night by being crowned as the WBC International Silver super-middleweight champion.

The Accrington 24-year-old completely dismantled tough Ghanaian Philip Kotey in front of a packed King George’s Hall crowd to take the next step up the ladder with bigger and better things now surely around the corner.

On the night the professional sport returned to Blackburn for the first time since the 1960s, it was fitting that a local boy was the star of the show to send 1,600 fight fans home happy.

In truth, the result was never in doubt and after an even opening round Blackledge was a class above Kotey.

The man from Accra arrived in England boasting more knockout wins – 22 – than Blackledge has had fights.

But Kotey, who is nicknamed Sweet Pea and at 32, eight years older than Blackledge, was never at the races.

As the rounds ticked by it was like shelling peas for Blackledge.

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