Richard Commey eyes world title

Commey is flanked by some of his admirers including ace American musician, 50 Cents (right)

Commey is flanked by some of his admirers including ace American musician, 50 Cents (right)

Reigning Commonwealth lightweight title holder, Richard Oblitey Commey, is bent on winning the IBF title as he faces a yet-to-be named opponent in an IBF final eliminator in January, 2016.

Commey fought and won four times in 2015 and is pushing hard to secure a title shot in the near future.

The 28-year-old Ghanaian boxer defeated Kakhabir Avetisian last October in Germany, a fight which propelled him in the IBF ratings and closer to his dream.

Commey, who fights under Streetwise Promotions, is confident he will break Ghana’s title drought, according to manager Michael Amoo Bediako.

“Richard has a possible bout in Germany in January,” he told Starr Sports. “We believe in him and before that he will be holding an exhibition bout to toughen him ahead of the title bout.”

In another development, Ghana’s Joseph Kwadjo ‘Opanka’ (22-10, 17 KO’s) will battle Fiji’s Opeti Tagi (17-12, 9 KO’s) in a light heavyweight contest billed for 10 rounds at Subrail Park in Labasa, Fiji.

The card, put together by Westwood Boxing Promotions on December 19, will feature six professional and six amateur bouts.

The 30-year old Opanka migrated to Fiji in 2009 and will be looking for his second consecutive victory following a second round stoppage of Joeli Naleca on September 26.

Tagi has not fought since October 2014, when he suffered a first round knockout defeat in the hands of Faris Chevalier.

The duo will make for an intriguing matchup as both are in a ‘must win’ sittuation as both boxers aim at resurrecting their careers.


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