Ghana’s Richard Commey says he will do everything within his power to become world champion after defeating Belgium’s Hedi Slimani to win the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International lightweight belt at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

After suffering two successive loses in his last bouts fight outside his home town, Commey returned to action on Saturday night and won by a unanimous decision.

The James Town native last year fought for the IBF lightweight title, but he lost via a disputed split decision to America’s Robert Easter Jr.

However, following his triumph against Slimani, the Ghanaian has vowed to put his name among the best boxers in the world, which is by winning the world title.

“This win means a lot to me, i went into this bout from the backdrop of two loses and i know that if i win the WBC belt it will better my chances to fight for the world title,” Commey said.

“It was a tough fight because Slimani is a good boxer but at the end our strategy worked perfectly. With this win I’m ready for the world title, a title I will surely win.”

From Sammy Heywood Okine



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