Story by Sammy Heywood Okine
Ghana’s Richard Commey will face Mexican boxer Cruz on August 4, 2018, in a warm-up fight at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Uniondale in New York (NY).
Boasting of 26 wins (23KOs) of 28 fights and 2 losses, Commey seems better on paper compared to his opponent, who has 24 wins (14KOs), 10 losses.
“Let me humbly remind you that I am here to obliterate all my opponents, bearing in mind my middle name Oblitey,” the Ghanaian boxer told the media in USA.
Commey assured his fans that he is going to be a world champion before the year 2018 ends and he needs prayers to win.
His readiness to take a punch at the world championship belt-holder was evidenced when Commey watched current champion Mikey Garcia beat Robert Easter Jr. to unify the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight titles on July 29, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Both boxers are from the United States (US).
“Now that I know I am fighting Garcia next, I just have to finish my business with Cruz and get ready for the next task,” said Commey, the number one contender to the IBF lightweight belt in his quest to become an IBF world champion.
Ranked world number 7 in the lightweight division, Commey said every fight in his career is very important.
The tune-up with Cruz will allow him to do what he has been working on in Brooklyn, NY with his trainers Andre Rozier and Gary Stark.
“My last fight in March this year ended in a win via a 6th round TKO, I want to keep the streak going with Cruz” he said.
TGB Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, and Mayweather Promotions are promoting the fight which will be broadcast live in primetime on FOX and FOX Deportes in the US.