Richard Commey will come up against Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, December 11 at the Madison Square in New York.
The Ghanaian returns to the ring after two years of absence due to his ban by the Ghana Boxing Authority.
Speaking ahead of the fight, Top Rank chairman, Bob Arum says Lomachenko’s fight is a good fit for the venue after the inactivity.
“It is only fitting that the great Lomachenko headlines boxing’s highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden,” he said.
However, Arum didn’t rule out the threat that Commey possesses to battle Lomachenko.
“However, Richard Commey can never be counted out, as he’s a tough fighter who carries huge power in both hands.”
Ahead of the bout, Commey also said, “I want to thank my team of Michael Amoo-Bediako, Lou DiBella, and Keith Connolly for getting me this opportunity. Ever since the Lopez fight, all I have thought about is becoming a two-time world champion. This fight against Lomachenko will get me one step closer to my goal.
“I also want to thank Bob Arum and Top Rank for the opportunity to again grace the stage at Madison Square Garden, one of boxing’s most iconic venues. I know that most people consider me the underdog, but I am aiming to prove them all wrong and make Ghana proud once again.”
The fight with the former three-division champion will be Commey’s first fight since knocking out Jackson Marinez in the sixth round of their bout in February.