Sports News of Sunday, 15 December 2019
Dethroned IBF champion Richard Commey has opened up on last night’s defeat to Teofimo Lopez at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Lopez has become the new champion of the IBF Lightweight division after handing Commey a round 2 technical knockout.
Commey was hit by a powerful right punch from Lopez in the second minute of the bout which was followed by a flurry of punches which ended the Ghanaian boxer’s title defence.
In his first post-bout interview, Commey said he was caught surprised by Lopez’s quality.
Commey who admitted to making mistakes in the bout, promised to go back to the ‘drawing board’ and work on his weaknesses which were highlighted in the bout.
Meanwhile Lopez now set sights on fighting lightweight star Vasiliy Lomachenko.
“You guys know who I want,” he said, referring to Lomacheno without naming him. “2020, it’ll be going down, but as of right now, I’m gonna finish the year enjoying life. I’m more than an athlete. That goes for every athlete out there.”
“Now he’s a world champion. Welcome to my club. See you in April,” Lomachenko said in a post-fight interview with Bernardo Osuna.