Richard Commey is able to work his approach back into the light-weight combine.
the previous one hundred thirty five-pound titlist is slated to come back to the ring on February 13, in a crossroads bout with fellow light-weight contender Jackson Marinez.
“Richard is eager to win his world title returned however in asserting that we are not looking previous this battle,” Michael Amoo-Bediako, Commey’s manager informed BoxingScene.com. “Jackson Marinez is a tough and unhealthy consumer.”
The bout will land in supporting capability to a vacant easy heavyweight clash between Joe Smith Jr. and Maksim Vlasov, as previously mentioned by using BoxingScene.com past this month. each bouts will air are living on an ESPN platform.
Commey (29-3, 26KOs) has been out of the ring seeing that a crushing 2nd circular knockout loss to Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12KOs) final December, which ended his 10-month dwell as a lightweight titlist. Efforts to get again into the ring have proven problematical, with Commey training in his native Ghana all the way through the pandemic while ready on his next marching orders.
In that time has come a substantial altering of the defend. Lopez has emerged because the World light-weight champion, toppling Ukraine’s Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10KOs) in Las Vegas to win the lineal championship while unifying the WBA/WBO/IBF titles this previous October.
Two months prior, Marinez (19-1, 7KOs) did his best to enter the mix. The Dominican lightweight—who turns 30 later this month—would need to accept a moral victory in struggling a questionable 12-round decision defeat to Rolando Romero in their interim title fight this previous August in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The outcomes turned into met with business scorn, even though there are those that’ve come to grips with what took vicinity within the Showtime-televised bout.
“I don’t suppose it became a robbery as it’s a robust be aware,” admits Commey, even though he is of the belief that Marinez deserved the nod, “I agree with Romero received the [house] choice identical to Robert Easter Jr. did in our world light-weight title fight lower back in 2016.
The disputed verdict leaves Commey’s clash with Marinez—who turns 30 later this month—with no belt at stake. It’s simply as smartly, as it leaves both hungry for a victory, one with a view to lift skill to an conclusion.
“as soon as this fight is out of the way and that i am successful then we will talk about world titles,” Commey notes. “i am not underestimating Marinez one bit; he has my full attention.”
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox