Boxing News Thursday, November 15 2018
Richard Comey, a lightweight contender of Ghana, has been organized to fight Isa Chaniev Russia for the International Lighting International International Boxing (IBF) title in Frisco, Texas on February 2.
According to Commey's control, Streetwise Management, Ghana was scheduled to make its second World Championship Cup against Chaniev early next year, failed to land itself with Mikey Garcia not exploiting.
The IBF Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) and Chaniev (13-1, 6 KOs) ordered to agree to fight for his lightweight strap by November 30 following Garcia's decision to leave the belt and move up two pressure classes to challenge & # 39; Errol Spence Jr. Champion on Welter Press.
In confirming the battle to Graphic Sports Online, Michael Amoo-Bediako, CEO of Streetwise Management, said agreement between the two camps had been reached to both combats to expand on February 2.
"There was agreement between the two camps to Commey fighting Chaniev in February for an empty IBF light coronation in Texas," he said.
The confirmation could bring an end to the uncertainty about the next world's title opponent of Commey since landing and the mandatory blow in March this year following the victory of a sixth round game over Alejandro Luna.
The Ghana was then banned to challenge, the champion, Robert Easter Jr, in the redevelopment of their 2016 booth for the IBF belt that lost Commey through a controversial partial decision but the United States chose to unite against the WBC titled Mikey Garcia in fighting and he lost unanimously.
Commey is unfortunately in his last three fights against Hedi Slimani, Alejandro Luna and Yardley Cruz since deciding to appoint an experienced trainer Andre Rozier as his new technical head.
On the other hand, Chaniev will be keen to have a significant impact on his maiden title in the world against Commey has sent his three previous opponents since losing to Fedor Papazov in 2017.