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4 Days To Richard Commey v Gary Buckland

With only four days to go until the sold out Azonto Time card at York Hall, Bethnal Green, the heat is rising on arguably one of the best non tv small hall shows in many years. Promoter Steve Goodwin has ensured that for those who have not been able to buy a ticket the action will be streamed live FREE OF CHARGE from 7pm on www, Continue reading

Commey ready to beat Buckland to Commonwealth Lightweight title

There is no turning back now as Richard Oblitey Commey’s date of destiny approaches ever quicker with his Commonwealth Lightweight date against Gary Buckland now on July 12 barely days away.

The unbeaten Ghanaian’s long awaited quest to wear the Commonwealth Lightweight belt takes centrestage at the York Hall, Bethnal Green in London next weekend when he squares up against Welshman Gary Buckland for a title he first got the opportunity to fight for a year ago.

One fighter after another had failed to make it into the ring for the bout for the British empire belt with Commey even making time in-between to fight for and win the African Boxing Union (ABU) Lightweight title on December 26. Continue reading

Commey and coach hail Ricky Burns sparring

Commey and BurnsHighly rated boxer, Richard Oblitey Commey returned back home to Ghana last Friday to a gargantuan welcome at the Kotoka International Airport after beating Paul Truscott in London on July 13 in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth Lightweight title.

With new surprise recipient of the particular belt, Derry Matthews scheduled for his first voluntary defence against Curtis Woodhouse on September 21, Commey has returned home to train and possibly fight for the IBF International title before the eventual clash for the Commonwealth championship by close of year.

But perhaps the biggest gain of their journey to the United Kingdom may have been the one-week sparring and training camp they had with WBO Lightweight champion, Ricky Burns in Scotland as Burns prepares for the defence of his world title against Raymundo Beltran on September 7 in the United States. Continue reading

IBF Africa News: Richard Commey; Norfat Emilio

IBF-Champ-1-copyBy Onesmo Alfred – The “IBF Continental Africa Lightweight King” and Ghanaian Richard Commey is going some places. After winning the IBF Africa’s continental crown in March this year, Richard has been restless as many offers have been coming on his way that include fighting for top honors of several boxing organizations. But, Richard has been choosy for his illustrious boxing career by not to embarking on the dead end voyage.

Richard is endeavoring to wrestle for the “Commonwealth Boxing Council (English Empire) lightweight title” arguably one of the oldest and prestigious titles in the world of boxing. Founded in 1954, the “Commonwealth Boxing (English Empire) Boxing Council” or CBC has given rise to many a boxers many of whom went to become champions of the world. These include several African boxers like Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Lottie Mwale, Ayub Kalule, and many more. Continue reading