By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, Feb. 04 GNA - The National Sports Authority (NSA) has sent a congratulatory message to Richard Commey for winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight world title, over the weekend against Russian Isa Chaniev.
Commey, who becomes Ghana’s ninth world champion from Ghana, dispatched off Chaniev in the second round at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas USA to annex the vacant IBF Title.
In a release copied to GNA Sports and signed by Mr. Charles O. Amofah, Acting Public Relations Officer, NSA said “it is our hope that this victory would spur on all our hard working boxers to go for the ultimate in their respective divisions, for them to win more laurels for mother Ghana”.
Commey, thus becomes the 3rd Ghanaian to win an IBF World title aside Joshua Clottey and Joseph Agbeko.
The 31 year old Commey now holds an enviable record of twenty-eight fights, with two lose and twenty-five technical knockouts (28-2, 25 KO’s).