|Real name||Richard Oblitey Commey|
|Born||March 10, 1987|
|Wins by KO||25|
Richard Commey (born March 10, 1987) is a Ghanaian professional Lightweight boxer who is the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight World Champion. 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.
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." 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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|30 fights||28 wins||2 losses|
|30||Win||28–2||Isa Chaniev||TKO||2 (12), 0:39||2 Feb 2019||Ford Center at The Star, Frisco||Won vacant IBF lightweight title|
|29||Win||27–2||Yardley Armenta Cruz||TKO||2 (8), 0:29||4 Aug 2018||Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale|
|28||Win||26–2||Alejandro Luna||TKO||6 (12), 1:54||10 Mar 2018||Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio|
|27||Win||25–2||Hedi Slimani||UD||12||11 Mar 2017||Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana||Won vacant WBC International Silver lightweight title|
|26||Loss||24–2||Denis Shafikov||SD||12||2 Dec 2016||Tough Fight Gym, Moscow, Russia|
|25||Loss||24–1||Robert Easter Jr.||SD||12||9 Sep 2016||Santander Arena, Reading||For vacant IBF lightweight title|
|24||Win||24–0||Anzor Gamgebeli||TKO||2 (8), 2:02||19 Mar 2016||MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark|
|23||Win||23–0||Kakha Avetisiani||TKO||5 (10), 1:17||17 Oct 2015||DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|22||Win||22–0||Bahodir Mamadjonov||TKO||8 (10), 1:48||22 May 2015||The D Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas||Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental lightweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Thompson Mokwana||TKO||7 (12), 0:29||14 Mar 2015||Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa||Retained Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Mikheil Avakian||TKO||4 (8), 1:49||7 Feb 2015||Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark|
|19||Win||19–0||Samir Ziani||UD||10||13 Dec 2014||MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark|
|18||Win||18–0||Gary Buckland||UD||12||12 Jul 2014||York Hall, Bethnal Green||Won vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Prince Ofotsu||TKO||8 (12), 0:10||26 Dec 2013||Accra Sports Stadium, Accra||Won vacant African Boxing Union lightweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Paul Truscott||TKO||8 (12), 1:28||13 Jul 2013||York Hall, Bethnal Green|
|15||Win||15–0||Bilal Mohammad||KO||7 (12), 1:37||8 Mar 2013||City Engineers Yard, Accra, Ghana||Won IBF Continental Africa lightweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Fuseini Ahmed||TKO||7 (8), 2:12||8 Dec 2012||Will Power Boxing Complex, Accra, Ghana|
|13||Win||13–0||Kris Hughes||RTD||4 (8), 3:00||15 Sep 2012||York Hall, Bethnal Green|
|12||Win||12–0||Simas Volosinas||TKO||3 (6), 1:55||7 Jul 2012||York Hall, Bethnal Green|
|11||Win||11–0||Korley Collison||TKO||6 (12), 2:13||16 Dec 2011||Cantonments, Accra, Ghana||Won Ghanian lightweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Yusif Salifu||TKO||3 (8), 1:27||2 Dec 2011||Cantonments, Accra, Ghana|
|9||Win||9–0||Zakaria Salifu||TKO||4 (8), 1:23||4 Nov 2011||Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana|
|8||Win||8–0||Tetteh Lamptey||TKO||3 (8), 2:42||21 Oct 2011||Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana|
|7||Win||7–0||Emmanuel Odoi||KO||2 (8)||10 Sep 2011||Accra, Ghana|
|6||Win||6–0||Dan Quartey||KO||2 (8), 2:43||30 Jul 2011||Lebanon House, Accra, Ghana|
|5||Win||5–0||Zakaria Salifu||TKO||3 (8), 1:24||24 Jun 2011||Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana|
|4||Win||4–0||Yaw Sakiya||TKO||3 (8), 2:52||21 May 2011||Lebanon House, Accra, Ghana|
|3||Win||3–0||Kuma Doe||KO||3 (8)||29 Apr 2011||Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana|
|2||Win||2–0||Obile Issaka||TKO||1 (6), 2:45||2 Apr 2011||Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana|
|1||Win||1–0||Baba Nsor||TKO||2 (6), 0:59||26 Feb 2011||Prison's Canteen, Accra, Ghana|
- "Commey defeats Chaniev". 3 February 2019.
- "Statistics at boxrec.com". boxrec.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Rafael, Dan. "Barthelemy vacates belt; Easter to fight Commey". Retrieved Jun 7, 2016.
- Koranteng, Daniel. "Richard Commey wins IBF World title after 2nd Rnd TKO win over Chaniev". CitiNewsRoom. CitiNewsRoom. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
- "Commey knocks out Chaniev to win IBF world lightweight title". MyJoyOnline. Wires. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
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