Richard Commey to fight Mikey Garcia for two world titles

Richard Commey to fight Mikey Garcia for two world titles

Ghanaian boxer, Richard Commey, has gotten the opportunity to fight for two world titles, YEN.com.gh can report.

Commey will be facing America’s Mikey Garcia for the latter’s WBC and IBF World lightweight belts.

The fight between the two was confirmed on Tuesday morning after the IBF notified its registered promoters via email that the purse bid scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was canceled because the Garcia and Commey teams made a deal in what came as a mild surprise; they made their deal late Monday night.

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There is no set date, venue or broadcast arrangement for the fight. The camps have 15 days to return signed bout agreements to the IBF.

Commey is relishing this opportunity as his aim is to become Ghana’s ninth world champion.

The 31-year-old boxer took o Instagram to announce that his handlers have secured a deal with Garcia for a showdown.

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It will be the second time Commey will be fighting for the world belt – his first was in September 2016 when he lost via disputed split decision against Robert Easter Jnr. for the then vacant IBF World lightweight belt.

Should Commey beat Garcia for the two belts, he will become the first Ghanaian to hold two world belts.

Currently Ghana have only one world champion that is Isaac Dogboe. The young boxer became Ghana’s eight world champion after defeating Jesse Magdaleno in April this year to claim the WBO World super bantamweight title.

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