Richard Commey

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Richard Commey
Statistics
Real nameRichard Oblitey Commey
Weight(s)Lightweight
NationalityGhanaian
Born (1987-03-10) March 10, 1987 (age 31)
Ghana
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights30
Wins28
Wins by KO25
Losses2

Richard Commey (born March 10, 1987) is a Ghanaian professional Lightweight boxer who is the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight World Champion[1]. He has also won the Ghanaian lightweight title, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Continental Africa lightweight title, African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Inter-Continental lightweight title, and Commonwealth lightweight title.[2]

Richard Commey lost the International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight world title against Robert Easter Jr. on a split decision in a very close fight after Rances Barthelemy vacated the belt in order to move up in weight. Commey showing his excitement stated "I'm really excited to finally get my shot at the world title," Commey, 29, said at a news conference in Accra, Ghana. "I have been waiting too long and too many fighters have avoided me, but it seems like we are finally there. I would like to thank my promoter Team Sauerland for helping to get this opportunity, which I will take with both hands."[3] After losing the International Boxing Federation IBF Lightweight World Title against Robert Easter Jr. in 2016, Richard Commey beat Russian, Isa Chaniev to become the new IBF Lightweight World Champion.[4][5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
30 fights 28 wins 2 losses
By knockout 25 0
By decision 3 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
30 Win 28–2 Russia Isa Chaniev TKO 2 (12), 0:39 2 Feb 2019 United States Ford Center at The Star, Frisco Won vacant IBF lightweight title
29 Win 27–2 Mexico Yardley Armenta Cruz TKO 2 (8), 0:29 4 Aug 2018 United States Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale
28 Win 26–2 United States Alejandro Luna TKO 6 (12), 1:54 10 Mar 2018 United States Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio
27 Win 25–2 Tunisia Hedi Slimani UD 12 11 Mar 2017 Ghana Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana Won vacant WBC International Silver lightweight title
26 Loss 24–2 Russia Denis Shafikov SD 12 2 Dec 2016 Russia Tough Fight Gym, Moscow, Russia
25 Loss 24–1 United States Robert Easter Jr. SD 12 9 Sep 2016 United States Santander Arena, Reading For vacant IBF lightweight title
24 Win 24–0 Georgia (country) Anzor Gamgebeli TKO 2 (8), 2:02 19 Mar 2016 Denmark MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark
23 Win 23–0 Georgia (country) Kakha Avetisiani TKO 5 (10), 1:17 17 Oct 2015 Germany DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany
22 Win 22–0 Uzbekistan Bahodir Mamadjonov TKO 8 (10), 1:48 22 May 2015 United States The D Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental lightweight title
21 Win 21–0 South Africa Thompson Mokwana TKO 7 (12), 0:29 14 Mar 2015 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa Retained Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
20 Win 20–0 Georgia (country) Mikheil Avakian TKO 4 (8), 1:49 7 Feb 2015 Denmark Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark
19 Win 19–0 France Samir Ziani UD 10 13 Dec 2014 Denmark MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark
18 Win 18–0 United Kingdom Gary Buckland UD 12 12 Jul 2014 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green Won vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
17 Win 17–0 Ghana Prince Ofotsu TKO 8 (12), 0:10 26 Dec 2013 Ghana Accra Sports Stadium, Accra Won vacant African Boxing Union lightweight title
16 Win 16–0 United Kingdom Paul Truscott TKO 8 (12), 1:28 13 Jul 2013 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green
15 Win 15–0 Ghana Bilal Mohammad KO 7 (12), 1:37 8 Mar 2013 Ghana City Engineers Yard, Accra, Ghana Won IBF Continental Africa lightweight title
14 Win 14–0 Ghana Fuseini Ahmed TKO 7 (8), 2:12 8 Dec 2012 Ghana Will Power Boxing Complex, Accra, Ghana
13 Win 13–0 United Kingdom Kris Hughes RTD 4 (8), 3:00 15 Sep 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green
12 Win 12–0 Lithuania Simas Volosinas TKO 3 (6), 1:55 7 Jul 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green
11 Win 11–0 Ghana Korley Collison TKO 6 (12), 2:13 16 Dec 2011 Ghana Cantonments, Accra, Ghana Won Ghanian lightweight title
10 Win 10–0 Ghana Yusif Salifu TKO 3 (8), 1:27 2 Dec 2011 Ghana Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
9 Win 9–0 Ghana Zakaria Salifu TKO 4 (8), 1:23 4 Nov 2011 Ghana Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana
8 Win 8–0 Ghana Tetteh Lamptey TKO 3 (8), 2:42 21 Oct 2011 Ghana Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana
7 Win 7–0 Ghana Emmanuel Odoi KO 2 (8) 10 Sep 2011 Ghana Accra, Ghana
6 Win 6–0 Ghana Dan Quartey KO 2 (8), 2:43 30 Jul 2011 Ghana Lebanon House, Accra, Ghana
5 Win 5–0 Ghana Zakaria Salifu TKO 3 (8), 1:24 24 Jun 2011 Ghana Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana
4 Win 4–0 Ghana Yaw Sakiya TKO 3 (8), 2:52 21 May 2011 Ghana Lebanon House, Accra, Ghana
3 Win 3–0 Ghana Kuma Doe KO 3 (8) 29 Apr 2011 Ghana Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana
2 Win 2–0 Ghana Obile Issaka TKO 1 (6), 2:45 2 Apr 2011 Ghana Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana
1 Win 1–0 Ghana Baba Nsor TKO 2 (6), 0:59 26 Feb 2011 Ghana Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commey defeats Chaniev". 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Statistics at boxrec.com". boxrec.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  3. ^ Rafael, Dan. "Barthelemy vacates belt; Easter to fight Commey". Retrieved Jun 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Koranteng, Daniel. "Richard Commey wins IBF World title after 2nd Rnd TKO win over Chaniev". CitiNewsRoom. CitiNewsRoom. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Commey knocks out Chaniev to win IBF world lightweight title". MyJoyOnline. Wires. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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