Ghana Olympic Committee salutes new IBF Champion

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has sent a congratulatory message to Richard Oblitei Commey aka “Azonto” for winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight world title, against Russian Isa Chaniev.

Commey, who is now Ghana’s 10th world champion knocked out Chaniev in a grand style with series of hooks and punches in the second round at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas USA to annex the vacant IBF Title.

In a statement from the Communications Department, the GOC said “we are very glad and still in jubilant mood celebrating the sweet victory, that has given the nation another world title.

“It is our hope that this victory would stimulate all our hard working and potential world beaters to go for the ultimate in their respective weight classes, for them to win more titles for the nation”.

Commey 31, becomes the 3rd Ghanaian to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) World title aside Joshua Clottey and Joseph Agbeko.

He now holds an enviable record of twenty-eight fights, with two lose and twenty-five technical knockouts (28-2, 25 KO’s).