Commey Cleared To Train And Targeting June Return
Current IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey was given the green light to resume training and is looking forward to returning to the ring this summer.
Commey was recovering from a hand injury suffered a couple of months back, but revealed on social media that he was given the clear to continue his career from his doctor. Commey won the IBF title in February with a second-round TKO victory over Isa Chaniev in Frisco, Texas.
Boom! Just had the all clear from the doctor here in New York, back in the gym tomorrow and looking to defend my @IBFUSBAboxing title in June👊🏿🇬🇭🇺🇸 #AndStill @Mickey_Moo @BoxingGhana @KBouhairie @loudibella @eaner0919 @Everlast_ @SNACsystem @DiBellaEnt @Streetwisemgt
— Richard Commey (@RichardCommey) April 2, 2019
Lou DiBella, Commey’s promoter, said the plan is to get a title defense for Commey either in June or July. After that, the focus would be on trying to secure a title unification against Vasiliy Lomachenko, who holds the WBA and WBO titles.
“Richard is not looking for a free-pass fight, but he would like to defend his title first in June or July against somebody who is not Loma,” DiBella said. “The idea is to have him get a defense in the early summer and then fight Loma later in the year.”
Lomachenko is currently set to defend his titles against Anthony Crolla on April 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Originally, Lomachenko was going to have his title unification against Commey on April 12, but Commey’s injury forced Lomachenko to look for a new opponent.
Quotes From: ESPN