Commey sparring with Joshua Clottey ahead of Commonwealth eliminator
World title hopeful, Richard Commey is in high spirits and predicting nothing but victory in his scheduled July 13 fight in the UK against Paul Truscott in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth Lightweight title.
Hitherto UK based Commey has been training in Ghana with his coach, Carl Lokko and has sparred with some of this country’s best boxers including former IBF Welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey and Obodai Sai, a former Commonwealth Lightweight champion.
Now he says he is ready to emulate his illustrious compatriots by going for the ultimate beginning with the date against Truscott at the York Hall, Bethnal Green in London, the very venue of two previous victories in his 15-0, 15 KOs resume.
“I’ve been training very hard, 6 times a week, morning and afternoon which is not easy. I’ve also been sparring with Joshua Clottey former world champion of course and Obodai Sai who was also Commonwealth champion,” Commey told the Ghanaian newspaper, Boxing in Ghana.
Young Commey is also not fazed with facing Truscott who previously beat countryman Osumanu Akaba to win the Commonwealth Junior Lightweight belt in 2009.
“I’ve watched his clips a couple of times and he is not a cheap guy. But all I have to do is listen to is listen to the my coach and stick to his plan. I do never have the mindset that I’m going for a knockout. I just go in with my usual 120% determination but this is a victory fight for me, there’s no way I’m losing,” Commey said.