“I Could Have Been A Footballer”- Richard Commey


International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion, Richard Commey, whose steady rise to popularity in Ghana has earned him wide admiration and followership has intimated that before venturing into professional boxing,football was his pleasure space. He admits that he could have ended up as a professional footballer but his appetite for fighting could not be overridden.

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The eloquent boxer, who is reputed as one of the top lightweights in world boxing brought joy to the motherland after stopping Isa Chaniev in the second round of their IBF title fight in February when he pummeled the Russian into submission.

Burning with desire to see the development of local boxing, he has been keen on the promotion of the punching sport in Ghana, advocating for support for the Ghana Boxing Authority on various media platforms while urging boxing administrators to not forget amateurs.


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