Commey Embraces Underdog Role Against Lopez

Richard Commey knows he is not the favorite for his fight tomorrow night against Teofimo Lopez inside Madison Square Garden.

“I’ve always been the underdog in every sense of the word,” Commey (29-2, 27KOs) told ahead of the second defense of the 135-pound belt he claimed earlier this year. “Being from Ghana, you don’t get much help and you are always fighting for recognition and respect.

“The build-up to this fight is no different with the promotion giving the impression that Teofimo is the champion and I’m the challenger.”

“I think that’s the general public’s view (as a preordained champion) as the hype around Teofimo is massive,” acknowledges Commey. “But if you ask people who really know the sport, they know what’s coming.”

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