Ghanaian boxer Richard Commey has promised to bounce back stronger after suffering a shocking defeat to Mexican Teofimo Lopez, losing his IBF Lightweight title in the process at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.
Although, Commey was tipped by many pundits to finish Lopez in the first six rounds, the 32-year-old rather had the shock of his life after he was knocked out just two minutes into the second round.
In spite of the setback, Commey has the chance of a rematch next year and he is optimistic of a win and become a two-time champion in the future.
“Glory be to the Most High God for whatever happened to me. This is boxing n things happened special thanks to all my friends from Ireland, UK, Ghana n America who come to show me love n support,” Commey posted on Facebook.
“Champions do come back and that’s what make them so I will also come back strong n better as I have got great team behind me, Uncle Dre, Big G, Uncle Tee scooter love, Lenny lovefresh my managers Keith Connolly n Michael Amoo-bediako thank u so much!!!!!!!!!before I forget all the guys that helped me in sparring God bless us all,” he added.
Following Commey’s defeat, Ghana now has no world champion and will end the year 2019 as such since there is no title bout scheduled in the upcoming days.