Coming into the bout with victories in their last fights, both boxers were eying a spot for the mandatory challenger to the WBO World Lightweight title held by Australian, George Kambosos.The Ghanaian, 34 , could not match the speed and work rate of the Ukrainian, 33 , who pounded him with clean shots resulting in a round 7 knock down. Commey survived the round even after Loma signaled for the end of if. Commey was thoroughly outboxed as Lomachenko cruised to a dominating unanimous decision victory at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night. Judges scored it 119-108, 119-108 and 117-110, all in favor of the Ukrainian.
Commey said: “I fight for my country, I fight for my people. You know, I let them down but I believe I going to come back stronger,” Richard Commey said. “I think the round I dropped down, like I just took my eyes off him a second and then boom, you know what I mean, I just took my eyes off him and that’s it. “I could have stayed focused all along and it is what it is you know what I mean, he [Lomachenko] is a great fighter, I did what I had to do and I’m proud of my people, I fight for them and love them so much. “It’s just hard for me to take it, I feel I’m the only one representing them now so I mean, it is what it is. “I thank God that I’m good, I’m not hurt, nothing happens to me so glory be to God.” Richard Commey added.
Richard Commey now stands at (30-4,27 KOs) with Vasiliy Lomachenko rising up to (16-2, 11 KOs). Lomachenko will possibly have a crack at the WBO World title held by George Kambosos and he cannot wait to take that chance. He said:"I need this chance," he said. "If God gives me this chance, I'll take it. "I'll go anywhere I need to fight him."
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