Richard Commey registered the first defense of his lightweight title along with perhaps his best win to date with his most recent ring performance.
The expected news is now official, as the WBC have announced that Mikey Garcia has been designated lightweight champion emeritus, meaning he is no longer the recognized WBC lightweight titleholder, and that the 135-pound belt is vacant.
Richard Commey demolished Isa Chaniev last February with the vacant IBF lightweight belt and a crack at Vasiliy Lomachenko on the line, but wound up damaging his knuckle, leaving Lomachenko to face Anthony Crolla while the Ghanaian healed up. Luckily, the injury wound up not being severe, and Commey has been cleared to train after two months of recovery.
Its fight week in Frisco, Texas as Richard Commey looks to land the IBF world lightweight title at the second