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Boxing News of Saturday, 13 July 2013

Source: TV3 News

‘Azonto’ eyes Commonwealth title in UK

International Boxing Federation’s African Lightweight champion, Richard ‘Azonto’ Commey, sets his sight on the Commonwealth Lightweight title as he comes up against Britain's Paul Truscott in a 12-rounder bout on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at London’s York Hall.

The Ghanaian boxer, who has been described as the biggest sensation to come out of Africa since Azumah Nelson, prides in an unbeaten record of 15 wins in 15 fights, all by knock-outs.

Truscott, who is based in the UK, is a former Commonwealth featherweight champion. For the ‘Azonto’ man, it will be a miracle for Truscott to survive eight rounds.

“Truscott will do very well if he survives 8 rounds and I will congratulate him if he makes it that far. He is a good boxer and I am looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

Commey won his IBF African title in March this year, but is already eyeing a match with Derry Matthews, who fights Tommy Coyle the same night for the Commonwealth Lightweight title.

“I really hope Derry Mathews beats Tommy Coyle as I want to beat him as his manager some time ago questioned my credentials on social media and I want to knock his boy out for that,” he said.

The fight will be staged under Streetwise Promotions managed by Michael Amoo-Bediako.