President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hailed Richard Commey after the latter won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world lightweight belt.
The Ghanaian claimed the vacant belt on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Frisco, Texas after defeating Russia’s Isa Chaniev.
Commey dropped Chaniev three times en route to a round two stoppage.
Following the win, President Akufo-Addo took to his Twitter handle to send his congratulatory message to the 31-year-old boxer.
He wrote: I send warm congratulations to Richard Oblitey Commey (@RichardCommey) on his well-deserved victory over Isa Chaniev, and, thereby, becoming world IBF lightweight champion. Best of luck to him in the coming years. We are proud of him!!.”
With the win, Commey becomes Ghana’s ninth world champion after DK Poison, Azumah Nelson, Nana Yaw Konadu, Ike Quartey, Alfred Kotey, Joseph Agbeko, Joshua Clottey, and Isaac Dogboe.
Commey has also made history in the sense that he is currently the first Ghanaian lightweight boxer to win the world title.
Meanwhile, Commey injured his right hand during the fight against Chaniev.
He will go for an x-ray on Monday, February 4, 2019 to ascertain the extent of his injury.
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