Commey stopped in WBC Eliminator

Former unified champion, Jose Ramirez, has earned another shot at the WBC super-lightweight title after beating Ghana’s Richard Commey with an 11th-round knockout.

Ramirez, who was returning to the ring after a one-year lay-off, defeated the former lightweight world champion,Commey, in the eliminator on Saturday evening at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California.

From the first round, Ramirez tried to overwhelm Commey with constant offence, and the 30-year-old pushed Commey to the ropes in every round to throw straight right hands, hooks and uppercuts.

He eventually prevailed in the 11th when Commey was counted out after the second of two knockdowns in the round.

The California native said after the fight: “It’s always hard after a lay-off, but mentally, I had to go back to being my old self and start strong.

“There came a point in my career where I got too comfortable. But this time, I started with that rhythm of being active with my punches throughout the round. And I went back to my old self.

“I hurt him in the first round. But he’s a tough guy. Big shout out to Commey and his team. He’s a good warrior. He took some good shots.

“And he picked it up in the middle of the fight, too. I heard his team motivating him, but I wanted to make a statement and show that I’m the stronger guy in there.

“I want any world champion. If Regis Prograis is serious about fighting, we can sit down and negotiate. Let’s sit down and make the fight.” –Skysport

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