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Sports News of Monday, 4 February 2019


Azumah congratulates Commey

Azumah Nelson, 3 time World Boxing Champion and WBC’s Greatest Superfeatherweight Boxer of All-Time has congratulated the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight World Champion Richard Commey after defeating his Russian opponent Isa Chaniev.

Visibly elated Azumah Nelson in an interview with Ghanaweb said he is excited Richard Commey has renewed Ghanaians faith in having more World Champions from Ghana particularly the manner with which he dispatched his opponent with alacrity. “Ghanaians love their boxing so anytime we win the World title it brings joy to many. Richard is welcome to the table of World Champions”, he said.

He, however, admonished him to eschew complacency because that can cause him to lose the belt. “This is the time to train harder than before because you are the target of all the boxers in your division. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown so he should increase his training to prepare him for those who want to take the title from him”, Azumah added.

Azumah called on Ghanaians to pray for Richard Commey and other boxers working hard to bring boxing glory to Ghana.

Richard Commey became the new IBF Lightweight World Champion after defeating his opponent in Round 2.