Knock out artist Richard “Azonto” Commey (15 fights 15 wins 15 ko’s) has the biggest test of his career this Saturday when taking on former Commonwealth Featherweight Champion Paul Truscott in a final eliminator for the Lightweight version. The prize is a crack at the Derry Mathews-Tommy Coyle winner (a fight that takes place on the same night) for the title.
Commey is managed by Michael Amoo-Bediako from Loughton and promoted by the Goodwin team of Steve and Olivia Goodwin.
York Hall at Bethnal Green stages this show names “Saturday Night Fever” and is the biggest event that the youngest promoter in the world Olivia Goodwin (aged 22) has staged. Goodwin alongside Amoo-Bediako intend to stage the bout with the winner of the Mathews-Crolla bout providing Commey wins as the event will have to go to purse bids. “Matchroom will have to have deep pockets if they want to stage that one” said Amoo-Bediako.
Commey has been sparring the likes of Carl Frampton in preparation since coming to the UK and is the biggest sensation to come out of Africa since Azumah Nelson. Having UK backing with the SW/Goodwin team has rejuvenated boxing interest in Ghana. What is unusual is that Commey is the home promoted fighter and has had perfect preparation whereas normally the Ghanain boxers are given short notice jobs as the opponent.
The fight is scheduled over 12 rounds but Commey promises it will not go the distance. “Truscott will do very well if he survives 8 rounds and I will congratulate him if he makes it that far. He is a good boxer and I am looking forward to the challenge. I really hope Derry Mathews beats Tommy Coyle as I want to beat him as his manager some time ago questioned my credentials on social media and I want to knock his boy out for that.”
Goodwin has put together a good bill with chief support a “battle of the undefeated” for the International Masters Bronze Title between Carshalton’s Rickey Boylan (3-0) and Czech star prospect Jan Holec (3-0).
Also on the bill is heavyweight Tom Dallas in his first fight since signing a promotional deal with the Goodwins. Tom faces Tomas Mrazek who has recently taken Hughie Fury and Sam Sexton the distance. Tom wants to make a statement by despatching Mrazek.
Former amateur star Miles Shinkwin faces Jon Anthony in a 6 round contest. Shinkwin wants to display his silky skills to the crowd before his eagerly anticipated bout in his home town of Watford on October 5th.
The show features the debut of the exciting Light-Heavyweight Remel Scott-Pavelin who takes on Tomas Kugler from Czech Republic who is coming off a win in his last bout.
Cruiserweight Robin Dupre has his second professional contest against the tough Paul Morris from Lancashire.
Ilford’s Kevin Greenwood (2-2) is always value for money and goes into a real 50/50 contest taking on Vaclav Polak (1-1) from Czech Republic.
All in all a night not to be missed
Tickets are available at www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk or by calling 01525-851150
Prices £100 VIP ringside (including free private bar) £60 reserved ringside and £35 unreserved.
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