- Richard Commey has revealed how he lost huge money after his loss to Teófimo López
- According to the Ghanaian, he could have made $5m if he had won against López
- He lost his IBF lightweight belt to López when he was stopped in round 2 on December 14, 2020
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Former world champion, Richard Commey, has opened up about how he lost big money after losing his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title.
On Saturday, December 14, 2020, received the shock of his life when he was taken out in round two by Teófimo López.
Following that shocking defeat, Commey lost his belt to López at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA.
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With that defeat, Commey revealed how he missed a whopping $5million (over GHc28million) after losing his belt.
According to Commey, a win over López could have set up a unification bout against pound for pound king, Vasily Lomachenko.
Commey, in an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on SportsnetGh, intimated that he could have received $5million in his fight against Ukraine's Lomachenko.
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Commey became Ghana's 10th world champion after winning the IBF world lightweight belt on February 2, 2019, in Texas.
The Ghanaian stopped Isa Chaniev in round two to win the coveted belt.
The James Town-native first defended his belt after destroying Mexican boxer, Ray Beltrán, in round eight on June 28 in the USA.
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Meanwhile, Isaac 'Royal Storm' Dogboe, has made a sensational return to the ring with a convincing win over Mexico's Chris Avalos.
Dogboe proved too strong for Avalos as he destroyed the latter in their featherweight contest on Tuesday night, July 21, 2020, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA.
In a report seen by YEN.com.gh on Boxingscene.com, Dogboe improved to 21-2, recorded his 15th knockout, and ended a two-bout losing streak in his first fight in 14 months.
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