Richard Commey to face Rey Beltran on June 28

Richard Commey to face Rey Beltran on June 28

Ghana’s Richard Commey, who holds the IBF world lightweight champion will face former world champion Rey Beltran in his next fight.

Richard Commey’s battle against Rey Beltran will come off on June 28, 2019, at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.

Per a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on ESPN, the fight will be promoted by Top Rank in conjunction with Dibella Entertainment.

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After Commey’s last fight on February 2, 2019, there was already a deal in place for him to battle Vasiliy Lomachenko in a title unification bout.

However, Commey injured his right hand in his victory against Isa Chaniev and was unavailable for Lomachenko's next defense, which was already scheduled for April 12.

While Commey healed, Lomachenko knocked out Anthony Crolla in the fourth round and next will face Luke Campbell for a vacant title, looking to add it to his other two belts.

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So Commey will instead defend against Beltran, with the winner likely to face Teofimo Lopez Jr. in the fall.

The winner will probably face Lomachenko, if he beats Campbell, for the undisputed title.

Lopez also has to get through a title eliminator against Masayoshi Nakatani on July 19.

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YEN.com.gh previously reported how Commey became Ghana’s ninth world champion after destroying Russia’s Isa Chaniev.

The Ghanaian proved too strong for Chaniev as he stopped him round two.

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