Sports News of Friday, 28 June 2019
Ghana’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight titlist, Richard Commey, is set to pocket $370,000 from his to start with title defence from Raymundo Beltran at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.
Commey, who was billed to make $350,000 from the bout, will have an added $20,000 for Beltran’s failure to make the required 135 pounds fat for the championship.
According to the policies of the California State Athletic Commission, Beltran will be fined $40,000 from his expected $200,000 purse to be shared among Commey and the sanctioning human body.
The Ghanaian made the necessary fat after weighing 134.4 kilos although his opponent Beltran coming in at 136.8? lbs . through final Thursday’s weigh-in.
For every IBF policies, Commey will keep his title regardless of the end result of the combat as extensive as he is not heavier than 145 pounds at the Friday early morning bodyweight examine mandated by the sanctioning entire body.
Nonetheless, Steve Feder, Beltran’s supervisor, reported his boxer experienced struggled coming down from 140 pounds to 135 for the fight with Commey owning fought at junior welterweight in his last ring outing in opposition to Hiroki Okada.
“We did every little thing we usually have finished in the past. Up to two weeks in the past he was proper where we would anticipate, but about the past 7 days we observed that his physique wasn’t reacting to the excess weight slicing as it has in the earlier,” Feder explained.
“We altered issues on Saturday but each working day we weren’t finding the motion we needed. He experienced a great camp and labored incredibly difficult all 9 weeks and in particular this last 7 days concentrating on the bodyweight,” he additional.