Richard Commey Thrilled For a Comeback, Cites Anthony Joshua and Muhammad Ali as Inspirations

Published 02/09/2021, 5:08 AM EST


Richard Commey is finally ready to step inside the squared circle on February 13. Ghana’s lightweight contender will take on Jackson Marinez for a lightweight bout. With this fight, Commey will look forward to compensating for his long in-ring hiatus and march on to the top again.

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In his last outing, ‘RC’ touched gloves with the current unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez. the fight ended dreadfully for him as the ‘Takeover’ T/KO’ed him in round 2 of the fight.

In a conversation with Fight Hype, the 33-year-old opened up on that loss and his approach towards the Saturday night bout.

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Well, you know, I don’t really have to prove much. Because we all see what happened and on that four halfway the referee should have given me a little bit of a time but you know, whatever happens, it happens,” he said.

The fight began on a sublime note for Commey. He kept up with Lopez’s pace throughout round 1 but went a bit off track to suffer a major blow from the American. It was his second IBF lightweight title defense, and the Ghana stalwart failed to get his hand raised.

Ever since that fight, ‘RC’ has stayed out of action. But he’s grabbed his previous pace now and is ready to roar inside the ring.

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Richard Commey hails Muhammad Ali and Anthony Joshua

In the interview, Commey talked about how the champion boxers like Joshua and Ali made staggering comebacks even after their defeats. ‘RC’ is keen to follow a similar path as these legends and cement his name in the 135-pound division.

Though out of the sport for a while, Commey has all the weapons in his arsenal to outplay Jackson Marinez on February 13. He has hung the sport for a substantial time and exhibits crushing power to beat his opponents.

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The Acra native has an eye-catchy track-record of  29 wins and 3 losses. Furthermore, he has an 81.25% knockout ratio. Going into the Saturday night battle, he will look to employ his best skill sets to gain that much-needed win.

Richard Commey will eye a bigger picture post this fight, that is, the lightweight title rematch against the champion Teofimo Lopez.

How will Commey fare against Jackson Marinez?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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