Boxing News of Sunday, 12 December 2021
Vasiliy Lomachenko defeats Richard Commey by unanimous decision
Richard Commey apologizes to Ghanaians for letting them down
Lomachenko aims to reclaim lost titles
Ukraine’s Vasiliy Lomachenko has described Ghana’s former IBF Lightweight champion Richard Commey as a warrior who never gives up.
Lomachenko, 33, dropped Commey to the canvas in the 7th round but the Ghanaian was able to beat the count and continue till the end of the fight.
The Ukrainian boxer went ahead to secure a victory by unanimous decision to inch closer to reclaiming his lost titles at Madison Square Garden in New York.
After the fight, the undisputed pound-for-pound boxer described Commey as a boxer with an enduring heart of a warrior.
According to him, he signalled Commey’s corner to throw in the towel because he thought there was no chance for the Ghanaian to make it to the last 5 rounds.
“I saw his situation it was very hard for him, that is why I said stop the fight,” Lomachenko said when he was interviewed in the ring after the fight.
He added, “But he [Commey] is a true warrior, he has a warrior’s heart. We continued and we showed to the people twelve great rounds.”
Lomachenko defeated Commey by a huge margin on the score cards as the judges recorded the fight 117-110, 119-108 and 119-108 for the winner by unanimous decision.