Sports Information of Monday, 20 May perhaps 2019
Intercontinental Boxing Federation (IBF) light-weight titlist, Richard Oblitey Commey, suggests he is prepared to use his future defence towards Ray Beltran as an possibility to establish his ambition of becoming an undisputed lightweight champion of the environment.
Commey, who defeated Russia’s Isa Chaniev to gain the environment title very last February, thinks he has the ideal to prove his worth to the American community when he faces former WBO champion, Beltran, on June 28 at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.
The 32-calendar year-previous Ghanaian is on the lookout ahead to “rock and roll” in opposition to his Mexican opponent but admitted also that he experienced “utmost respect” for the challenger who would be producing an try to develop into a two-time globe winner.
In an job interview with ESPN, Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) explained he was honoured to be headlining an ESPN show as a planet winner and to be fighting a previous earth champion whom he had profound respect for.
“This is an opportunity for me to present the American community that I’m below to grow to be the undisputed lightweight champion of the earth. The path is set, and occur June 28, I am going to be completely ready to rock ‘n’ roll,” the Ghanaian additional.
Commey is back at his US base training beneath the guidance of American coach, Andre Rozier, after he was declared fit following a suitable hand damage in the Chaniev struggle. He sees his very first title defence towards Beltran as an chance to achieve better top in the lightweight division.
In the meantime, Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs) claims he expects a challenging come upon with Commey as he aims to turn into planet champion all over again and also claim the title as a fitting birthday existing.
“I am enthusiastic to announce that Freddie Roach [veteran trainer] is back in my corner following all these yrs. When I was doing work with Manny Pacquiao, I saw what Freddie can do, equally in camp and in the corner.
“I be expecting a difficult combat, but that is the variety of combat I like. We are both of those pretty expert, so it will appear down to who is inclined to lay his coronary heart on the line that night time. Just after losing my title to Jose Pedraza, I feel some people today considered I was performed, but I always appear again and verify that I belong. I’m fired up to announce that Freddie Roach is back again in my corner after all these several years.
“I’m grateful to Top rated Rank and ESPN for owning me again. The only point I want for my birthday (on July 23) is the IBF globe title,” explained the 37-calendar year-aged Mexican.