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Sports News of Friday, 13 December 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Win the title for Ghana – Akufo-Addo charges Commey

Commey with President Akufo-Addo play videoCommey with President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged International Boxing Federation champion Richard Commey to win his bout against American boxer Teofimo Lopez.

The two boxers will slug it off at the historic Maddison Square Gardens in the United States on Saturday, December 14.

Speaking during a meet-the-press session on Friday, the president urged Commey to make a successful defence of his title.

“My message to Commey is simple, win the title for Ghana”, the President said.

I want to be one of Ghana’s greatest

Richard Commey has in a pre-bout interview revealed his inner ambition of becoming one of the countries most decorated boxers.

From the Azumah Nelson to Joshua Clottey, the country of boast of boxing legends who at their peak dominated their respective divisions.

Commey who won his first world title against Isa Chaniev in February this year is confident dominating his division and inking his name in the history books of Ghana boxing.

“I don’t think he’s a hellacious puncher that everybody might be making him out to be,” Rozier would assess. “I think he becomes inconsistent when he can’t get his way. And that’s gonna be a major problem, ‘cause he’s not gonna be able to get his way in this bout.”

“I beat him with everything that I’ve got, everything that I’ve learned, everything that I’ve been through,” Commey added. “This is my destiny, retain the title as much as I can. I always knew if I really want to be a world champion and be there for a very long time I need to come to the U.S.

“I always pray, God gave me the power to defend it as many years as I can because obviously I wanna be one of the best that Ghana in Africa has ever produced. So before I go to bed I pray and thank him and I pray for him to give me life for another day.”



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